Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Florida governor visits Mormon Fort Lauderdale Temple

Recommended by Alison Moore, Deseret News

Published: Wed, April 23 8:08 p.m. MDT

 (Left to right) Elder M. Anthony Burns, coordinator of the Fort Lauderdale Temple Committee, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Sister Mary Cook.

(Left to right) Elder M. Anthony Burns, coordinator of the Fort Lauderdale Temple Committee, Florida Governor Rick Scott, Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Sister Mary Cook.

(Mormon Newsroom)

Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the Fort Lauderdale Temple April 18 with other political and religious leaders, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Elder Quentin L. Cook met with the leaders throughout the day and toured the temple with them and his wife, Sister Mary Cook, during the temple's open house. Now that the open house has ended, members are preparing for the temple's upcoming dedication.

"Tens of thousands of people, including local faith leaders, attended the recent open house that ran from 29 March through 19 April, 2014," Mormon Newsroom said. "The temple will be formally dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, 4 May 2014, making it the 143rd operating temple of the church worldwide. A cultural celebration featuring music and dance will be held on Saturday, 3 May."

Read more at Mormon Newsroom.

Alison Moore is a writer for the Faith and Family sections at DeseretNews.com. She is studying journalism and editing at Brigham Young University.

Email: amoore@deseretdigital.com Twitter: @alison_kathleen

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1. wazzup
Cottonwood Heights, UT,
April 24, 2014

Does is strike anyone, other than me, to refer to our wives as "sister"? Thank goodness for Pres Uchtdorf calls his wife by her name. It's a pet peeve of mine. The day I call my wife 'sister' when introducing her, is the day I get slugged in the stomach or kicked in the shins.

2. gwtchd
Mountain Village, AK,
April 24, 2014

@wazzup:

My wife likes being called Sister Hill or Sister Camille. She understands that we are all brothers and sisters of God and in the church. It is not demening to her at all. She class me Brother Hill and I understand what is meant. I am thankful for this eternal understanding.

3. Hey It's Me
Salt Lake City, UT,
April 24, 2014

The article does not say he called her "sister" the writer of the article called her "sister" and I believe it was with respect. Why do people have to pick on such trivial things. How about noting how beautiful the temple looks instead of assuming that he called his wife sister when he didn't.

4. suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT,
April 24, 2014

There will always be people who look for the negative but we know that the good will overtake any of the negative in the end. Such a good feeling to know this.

5. Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT,
April 24, 2014

wazzup - No man in the article called his wife sister.