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Thousands attend dedicatory ceremonies at LDS Church’s Ogden Temple

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Posted at 7:23 PM, Sep 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-22 09:00:34-04

OGDEN, Utah -- Thousands of people were in Ogden for the re-dedication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Ogden Temple, and the ceremony comes after renovations were made to the building--which was first dedicated in 1972.

Three dedicatory sessions were broadcast to LDS Church meetinghouses around Utah and parts of Wyoming, and an estimated 2,000 people visited the temple itself to attend the sessions.

One young boy waited with his father for hours in order to be the first to enter. Kent Richards, Executive Director LDS Church Temple Department and a member of the LDS Church's Second Quorum of the Seventy, spoke about the atmosphere at the event.

"I think that's the spirit of the young people," he said. "They have such a desire to come into the temple, to participate in temple ordinances, and to feel the beauty and power of a temple experience."

For more information about the LDS Church's temple in Ogden, click here.