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A Chance Tour of the Open House

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Jason willis came home after a 48-hour shift with the Independence Fire department to find his wife Devin, his daughter Keira and his son Colton waiting for him to go with them to the open house of the Kansas City Missouri Temple.  He was less than excited but went “to keep the peace.”  Today he is so grateful for the experience.  Learn more about this beautiful family in the Anniversary edition of the Kansas City Temple Book.   Available now at

Fit for a Queen

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The young women of the temple district had a unique opportunity during the open house to go up to the mountain of the Lord, the House of the Lord, and receive a special tour that included the bride’s room. Some of the young women also followed the challenge of  Elaine S. Dalton, Young Women’s general president, and found a special place on the temple to put their hand.  See the joy on the faces of these Young Women as they leave the temple.  Their comments and those of their leaders are so inspiring.  Help them remember the feelings they had on this special evening.  The pictures and this story can be found in the Kansas City Temple Book on sale now at

A Family Affair

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Michael Serravo, Leavenworth 2nd Ward, Platte City MO Stake, is a busy husband, father and bishop. But even with his hectic schedule, he still finds time to index with his two oldest children, Naomi, 10, and Camille, 7. When the youth of his ward wanted to do an indexing marathon, Serravo got his whole family involved…. Both Naomi and Camille came with their dad to the indexing marathon Leavenworth 2nd Ward held for the youth and leaders in August 2017.   There are several stories how indexing brings families closer—on both sides of the veil.  Read these stories in the Anniversary Edition of the Kansas City Temple Book.  Available now at

Hardy’s Special Experience

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“Some of the most profound insights can come ‘out of the mouth of babes’.  And so it was on   a beautiful spring day outside the Kansas City Missouri Temple, as the temple president, John W. Hardy, spoke to a group of children playing around the fountains and the flowers. One of those children,      a young boy, shared a simple but profound truth in answer to the question—‘Who is your neighbor?’”  Find out the answer in the NEW Kansas City Temple Book!

Jumbotron Miracle – The Rest of the Story

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Smith Family Tours the Temple

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 8.28.54 PMIn April 2012 at a Smith Family Reunion a different kind of reunion was celebrated. Descendants witnessed the unveiling of a 3 1/2-by-5 1/2-foot painting by Julie Rogers showing a family reunited in the afterlife. This painting was commissioned by the Joseph Smith Jr & Emma Hale Smith Historical Society.  Find out who was returning home and who was waiting so anxiously for this last family member to pass through the veil.  Also find out why this necklace what this necklace symbolizes and why it has such a special meaning for at least one member of this Smith family. See this story in the New Kansas City Temple Book.  

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