Wednesday, January 28, 2009

NFS Update for 27 January 2009

Las Vegas Temple, copyright 2008 IRITheoretically, the Las Vegas Temple is now live! Once again a temple has probably gone live without an update to the official knowledge base article 102463. Do you think maybe FamilySearch waits to update this article until they get my NFS update?

What a roller-coaster Las Vegas has gone through, on, then off, then on again, then off again, then on again.

The release of NFS in the Las Vegas Temple district comes as we approach the 20th anniversary of the temple later this year. The temple was announced on 7 April 1984. Ground was broken 30 November 1985. After an open house, the temple was dedicated 16 December 1989.

 The Las Vegas Temple stands in sharp contrast to 'the Strip.' Image: (c) Tomo.yun
The Las Vegas Temple stands in sharp contrast
to "the Strip."   Image: © Tomo.yun

Aaron Shill, a reporter for the Mormon Times, says,

Church members here recognize the incongruity of a strong LDS community against the backdrop of a city defined by gambling and associated activities that run counter to church tenets. Some call it a contrast; some a dichotomy.

No other districts are known to be in the transition phase to New FamilySearch. Latest rumors place the transition for any other districts late this year.

1 comment:

  1. I recall also a comment being made when the temple was announced that went along the lines if not exactly, as saying 'building the temple here shows that the Lord has not govem up on Las Vegas

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