After undergoing several weeks of renovation, the Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center has reopened, in time to welcome visitors during the Mesa Temple Christmas Lights.
“We are thrilled to have several new exhibits that will enhance the Center,” says Elder Scott Cameron, Visitors’ Center director.
One of the new displays is called “Eight Stories.” The display follows eight missionaries on a daily basis, depicting what actual missionary service is like. The lives of the missionaries and the people they teach are shown, as well as how the missionaries’ lives develop after they complete their missions. The display also shows how life changes for the people the missionaries teach once they become converted and join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“These are actual stories, filmed live, and so depict missionary work as it actually is,” says Elder Cameron.
Another exhibit is titled; “I am a Mormon.” This exhibit tells the stories of 25 members of the LDS Church and depicts how the gospel affects these individuals’ daily lives.
The third exhibit promises to be a favorite for many. The interactive exhibit is centered on the Book of Mormon and allows visitors to have a unique experience, as it uses a video presentation to portray the doctrine of Christ as it is taught within the pages of the Book of Mormon.
“We are thrilled to have these new exhibits,” Elder Cameron explains, adding, “These exhibits have been previewed in the North Visitors’ Center at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and at three other Visitors’ Centers around the United States, and the response has been very enthusiastic.”
He continues, “We know that both members of the Church and our friends of other faiths will find additional interest in the Center.”
The newly renovated Center will be of interest to families and to youth groups as well.
“Of course, the Visitors’ Center and the beautiful Arizona Temple grounds are open to all. We welcome you and look forward to seeing you soon,” Elder Cameron says.
The Mesa Temple Visitors’ Center is located at 525 East Main Street in Mesa. During the weeks of the Mesa Temple Christmas Lights event, November 27 through December 31, the Visitors’ Center will house an international nativity display and will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. After that, the Center will return to its regular schedule, with the Center being open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. To contact the Visitors’ Center, call 480-964-7164 or email VCArizona@ldschurch.org.