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Birmingham, AL Temple Groundbreaking

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Birmingham, AL Temple Groundbreaking
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Birmingham, AL Temple Groundbreaking

While local newspapers skipped covering the groundbreaking of the Birmingham Alabama Temple, held Saturday, October 9th, local members experienced an inspiring, spiritual experience, despite bad weather. According to Birmingham First Stake president Richard May, the event was well attended, and a 'sea of colorful umbrellas' gave a clear representation of the size of the crowd of nearly 2,300 people present.

The temple site is located next to the Gardendale, Alabama branch chapel. Elder Stephen A. West of the Seventy, second counselor in the North America Southeast Area Presidency presided over the groundbreaking ceremony and gave the prayer setting apart the site for the construction of the Temple. In all seven stake presidents, the mission president and two general authorities were present for and participated in the ceremony.

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