Looking at the pattern of mini-temples, as well as some of the larger ones in Utah, it feels like some statisticians and real estate developers are plopping them where ever tithing collection warrants it.
At the same time, there appears to be more emphasis on ward and stake temple nights, which makes me wonder if there is a problem with self-motivated attendance.]]>
Youth temple trips would typically become a second youth conference and last an entire week. We would stay in a Swiss civil defense bunker, which meant we could not break anything except for the neon lights.
That actually happened every time when boys were jumping from bed to bed on the three level bunks.
We would have one baptismal session per day and then spend the remainder of the time hiking and sightseeing. It was great.
But it was also a financial stretch for many families.]]>
At the time they were also considering putting mini-temples in Stake Centers.]]>
I’ve always wondered why we haven’t done this sometimes or at all. Maybe when it gets down to crunch time before the Millennium?]]>