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Plane problem leads to LDS first

Summarized by Kent Larsen

Plane problem leads to LDS first
Deseret News 14Nov99 N1
Plane problem leads to LDS first

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA -- The dedication of the Halifax Temple was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed until Sunday when the airplane President Hinckley uses required repairs on Friday. But switching the dedication of the Halifax Temple to Sunday caused a conflict with the deciation of the Temple in Regina, Saskatchewan.

To resolve the conflict, President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve dedicated the Regina, Saskatchewan Temple on Sunday, and in the process the Church dedicated two Temples on the same day for the first time.

Local leaders in Saskatchewan were disappointed, but only had to make minor changes to their schedules. "The only last-minute change we're having to make is getting used to not having President Hinckley here," said Temple President Lorin J. Mendenhall. "We're looking forward to being here with President Packer. We're a little disappointed that President Hinckley can't be here but, generally, everybody is very positive, taking it fine. We're definitely excited about the temple being here. We're thrilled to share this day with Halifax. It's kind of a historic event in that respect having two temples dedicated on the same day."



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