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Photo Essay: The Gilbert Arizona Temple Dedicated Ones

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By Scot Facer Proctor



Photo Essay: Planting a Garden for the Lord in the Desert

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By Scot Facer Proctor



Photo Essay: The Bright Lights of Arizona

At one point in the afternoon of our visit to Gilbert, Arizona, I could see we had a 30-minute window to take some pictures of the vibrant youth. I said to Maurine, “Come on, let’s go down on the field and I just want t...

By Scot Facer Proctor



Photo Essay Gilbert Temple: 12,000 Youth Singing and Dancing While the Rain Fell Hard

We were thunderstruck to look at the National Weather forecast and see rain in the forecast for Saturday, 1 March. And not just a chance of rain, but a 90% probability. This was the day of the Gilbert Arizona Temple Cultural Celebration when 12,000 y...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Photo Essay: What I Learned from Thomas S. Monson in Seventeen Minutes

The coverstone ceremony of the Gilbert Arizona Temple on Sunday, March 2, 2014 was wonderful, sacred and full of the Spirit. Traditionally this is the symbolic completion of the Temple—putting the last mortar on the southeast cornerstone. I had no ...

By Scot Facer Proctor



What I Learned from Thomas S. Monson in Seventeen Minutes

The coverstone ceremony of the Gilbert Arizona Temple on Sunday, March 2, 2014 was wonderful, sacred and full of the Spirit. Traditionally this is the symbolic completion of the Temple—putting the last mortar on the southeast cornerstone. I had no ...

By Scot Facer Proctor



Photo Essay: Gilbert Arizona Temple - Stunning Jewel of the Desert

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By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Bringing Water to Kenya

You thought obscure Lone Peak High School was just the home of the number one basketball team in the nation—but it is also home to some world-class humanitarian students.    This is an invitation to come ...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



The Stunning New Zealand Temple - A Photographic Essay

Whenever we get anywhere near one of the 140 operating temples of the Church I want to take the time to shoot a photo essay so you can see these marvelous edifices with us. This ...

By Scot Facer Proctor



A Visit to Temple Square on a Wintery Eve, A Photographic Essay

Few things bring the spirit of Christmas into your heart like a visit to Temple Square in Salt Lake City at Christmastime. The combination of lights this year was stunning and ju...

By Scot Facer Proctor



Photo Essay: Merry Christmas from Nauvoo

Each year during the first week of December, residents and LDS missionaries in Nauvoo, IL, combine efforts to revive memories of Christmases past with the annual Christmas in Nauvoo ce...

By Rosemary G. Palmer



Photo Essay: City Creek Center Turns Magical for Christmas

Photography by Scot Facer Proctor. Text by Maurine Proctor.  ...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Photo Essay: LDS Hispanic Community Celebrates the Light of the World

Photography by Scot Facer Proctor. Text by Maurine Proctor ...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Photo Essay: Brigham City Temple Shines on Dedication Day

When President Boyd K. Packer presided over the groundbreaking of the Brigham City Temple two years ago, he said, “I can see in my mind’s eye a temple sitting here in about t...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Photo Essay: Brigham City Temple Cultural Celebration

Photos by Scot Facer Proctor.   Text by Maurine Proctor3700 teenagers in a rainbow of colors danced and sang across a football field with high energy...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Photo Essay: President Monson’s 85th Birthday Gala

Photos are by Scot Facer Proctor and images by Maurine Proctor. President T...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Photo Essay: Take a Tour of the New Brigham City Temple

Scot Facer Proctor photographed the first ten photos of this essay, while the rest are from LDS Church Public Affairs and are copyrighted by the Intellectual Reserve....

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Stadium of Fire: Keeping Sparks of Freedom Glowing

Photography is by Scot Facer Proctor and text by Maurine Proctor.  ...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



The Heart of Utah----Heritage Day in Spring City

Photos by Scot Proctor and text by Mariah Pro...

By Mariah Proctor



“Joy Cometh in the Morning” – Groundbreaking for Provo City Center Temple

Photography by Scot Facer Proctor. Text by Maurine Proctor ...

By Scot Facer Proctor



Photo Essay: Exuberant – Youth Celebrate a Temple

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Photo Essay: Kansas City Temple Coverstone Ceremony

Photography by Scot Facer Proctor.  Text by Maurine Proctor. The Kansas City Temple Dedication was a day never to be forgotten. ...



Photo Essay: Kansas City Temple- Shining for Dedication

The photographs in this essay were taken by Scot Facer Proctor.  Text by Maurine Proctor.  The Kansas City Temple dedication took place Sunda...



Photo Essay: City Creek Center is THE Place to Be at Night in Salt Lake City

  We showed you the new City Creek Center on Friday ...

By Scot Facer Proctor



The New City Creek Center Dazzles

By Scot Facer Proctor and Maurine Jensen Proctor   The City Creek Center, at the heart of Salt Lake City dire...



Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Christmas Gift Dazzles, Ranks No. 1 on PBS

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Spiritual Lessons in their Physical Settings

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City Creek Center Reinvents Downtown Salt Lake City

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The REAL Elder Price: When It’s Time to Say Well Done.

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By Margaret Blair Young



Photo Essay: Jubilee Celebration in the Philippines

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By Karen and Del Benson



A Photographic Essay of Harmony, Pennsylvania Historic Site to be Restored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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By Scot Facer Proctor



Provo Tabernacle Gutted in Tragic Fire

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By Kjirstin Youngberg



Ambassador Switches on Christmas Lights at Washington DC Temple

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By Scot and Maurine Proctor



Laie Hawaii Temple Rededication: A Wonderful Weekend of Cultural, Spiritual Activities

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By Mike Foley



The Faces of Jerusalem, A Photographic Essay by Scot Facer Proctor

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By Scot Facer Proctor



Laie Hawaii Temple Ready for Reopening

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By Mike Foley



Photo Essay: Kyiv Temple Cultural Celebration

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By Meridian Magazine



Our Filipino Brothers and Sisters Peter Caro—Overcoming the Bondage of Poverty

Text by Maurine ProctorPhotography by Scot Facer ProctorNote from the Proctors:  This past two weeks we have been in the Philippines not only to cover the temple dedication of the Cebu City temple, but also to introduce you to a large...



In the Philippines—A Hand Up

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By Maurine and Scot Proctor



In the Philippines: A Visit to the Cebu City 5th Ward

We have taken you to a ward in Ghana and in Haiti. Now come with us as we visit the Cebu City 5th Ward the Sunday before the dedication of t...

By Scot and Maurine Proctor



In the Philippines: A Few of my Favorite Pictures of President Monson

Editors’ Note: Please see all the Meridian articles on the Philippines here: www.ldsmag.com/cebu Most of what I shoot as a photographer never gets published. I remember, as a child...



The Philippines: Cradle of Mormonism in Asia

Text by Maurine ProctorPhotography by Scot Facer Proctor This is one of a series of articles brought to you in conjunction with The Academy for Creating Enterprise, a remarkable organization teaching impoverished returned missionaries i...



Photo Essay: Where It All Began in the Philippines

Photography by Scot Facer ProctorText by Maurine ProctorThis is one of a series of articles brought to you in conjunction with The Academy for Creating Enterprise, a remarkable organization teaching impoverished returned missionaries i...



Temple Photo Essay: The Crown Jewel of Cebu

Photography by Scot Facer ProctorText by Maurine and Scot ProctorEditors’ note:  Please see all the articles from the Philippines at www.ldsmag.com/cebu...



Knute Klavenes: Building the Temple Converted Him

This is one of a series of articles brought to you in conjunction with The Academy for Creating Enterprise, a remarkable organization teachin...



Our Filipino Brothers and Sisters: Darwin Isles: Bringing his Parents Back from America

Photography by Scot Facer ProctorText by Maurine ProctorMeridian Magazine has an ongoing commitment to introduce our readers to Latter-day Saints who live in impoverished circumstances around the world, to extend our readers’ sympath...



Cebu City Philippines Temple Dedication — A Day Never to be Forgotten

Text by Maurine Proctor Photos by Scot Facer Proctor Editors' note: Due to a small electronic glitch from Southeast Asia today's Dedication story was to be run yesterday, but could not be. Follow the continuing, daily coverage from ...



The Academy for Creating Enterprise: Lifting the Poor to Prosperity

Text by Maurine ProctorPhotography by Scot Facer Proctor Note from the Proctors:  This past two weeks we have been in the Philippines not only to cover the temple dedication of the Cebu City temple, but also to introduce you to a large...



Jhon Balledos: When the Impoverished Tithe

Editors’ Note: This is one of a series of articles brought to you in conjunction with The Academy for Creating Enterprise, a remarkable organization teaching impoverished returned missionaries in the Philippines, Mexico and Brazil how to lift them...



Cebu City Philippines Temple Cornerstone Ceremony

Photography by Scot Facer Proctor Text by Maurine Proctor...



Children of Promise: Cultural Celebration in the Philippines

Maurine and Scot Proctor are in the Philippines covering the Cebu City temple dedication.  The Philippines has become a significant and rapid place for Church growth and membership, being the fourth largest congregation of Saints in a country (follo...



Meridian in the Philippines: Why a Missionary’s Love Never Dies

Text by Maurine Jensen Proctor; Photography by Scot Facer Proctor Note:  Meridian’s editors, Scot and Maurine Proctor, are in the Philippines this week covering the Cebu City Temple dedication.  This is the first in ...



A Morning Visit to Adam-ondi-Ahman

Every visit to Adam-ondi-Ahman brings something wonderful. Sometimes it is meeting beloved and dear friends. Sometimes it’s a gift from the heavens—...



An Evening Visit to Adam-ondi-Ahman

I have been visiting Adam-ondi-Ahman for over 40 years. I have taken thousands of images here. When I first visited this place, the Church owned, I believe, ar...



Bipartisan Storm Silences Washington DC.

An unusual sound fills the air of downtown Washington DC—one we may never hear quite this way again. It is silence. Come see what a quiet capital city l...



Basking in an 18th Century Williamsburg Christmas - A Photographic Essay

Come with us to Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and join in celebrating Christmas an old-fashioned way. Enjoy beautiful photographs of the Duke of Gloucester ...



A Shining Hope in the Midst of a Cold Winter - A Photo Essay of the Preston England Temple

In the midst of one of the coldest and worst winters on record in the British Isles, we thought we would send you a message of hope--in beautiful pictures--a rem...



The Christmas You Always Imagined - A Photo Essay of This is the Place Heritage Park

There is the Christmas that is—and then there’s the one you always imagined. Come take an arm chair journey into the magic of Christmas in this photo...



Modern Pioneers: An Intimate Visit to the Nungua Ward in Ghana - A Photographic Essay by Scot Facer Proctor

Our modern pioneers forging the way in their own countries are building the kingdom without wagons or handcarts. Join us on a poignant v...



“The Day Dawn is Breaking” - The Oquirrh Mountain Temple in Photographs

The Quirrh Mountain Utah Temple is about to be dedicated. It is a glorious and magnificent edifice. We thought you would like to take a look at it--from every ...



Oquirrh Mountain Temple Dedication - The Spirit of God Like a Fire is Burning

The Spirit of God was at the center of the hearts of the many families who gathered to witness the dedication of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple dedication. Many wo...



"Now Let Us Rejoice" — The Draper Temple Dedication in Photos

Few things in the world are handled with such exacting care as the building of a temple and the dedication that follows.  Nothing i...



The Draper Temple Cornerstone Ceremony— A Surprising Moment of Legacy

The coverstone ceremony of the Draper Utah Temple reminded us of President Monson's amazing ability to reach out to the one and touch ve...



We Love Thy House, O Lord - Photo Essay of the New Draper Utah Temple

It is early morning in Salt Lake Valley's southeast-most corner--as high as you can go before you are in another valley--where a new temple stands expectan...



The Garden of Gethsemane—An Intimate Visit

When you can only spend two days in Jerusalem, what sites do you plan to visit? One place is for certain: The Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. &...



We Thank Thee, O God, for This Prophet - President Hinckley's Funeral

In President Hinckley's own words he had said to us just two conferences ago:  “Now, as we separate for a season, God bless...



These are a Few of My Favorite Photographs of President Hinckley

We have been around President Hinckley in some wonderful places - like in the Kirtland Temple, in the White House, in the ...



Tender Moments at Conference

There were some moments at conference that really could only be appreciated and enjoyed i...



President Hinckley: “A Great Christmas Present — The Temple of the Lord”

It was the very picture of a bitter winter day, with blustery winds, bleak views and a steel-gray sky, b...



An 18th Century Christmas: Photo Essay of Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living history museum. View the sites where the ideals of ...



Lift Thine Eyes to the Heavens: The Portland Oregon Temple

The Portland Oregon Temple is absolutely breathtaking — stunning. ...



A Photographic Chronicle of Loss

Many Meridian readers have already heard the story of the fire that destroyed Mormon filmmaker Richard Dutcher's new office on March 30. The...



A Photographic Tour of the Santiago Chile Temple

The newly refurbished Santiago Temple is drawing thousands of visitors ...



Curbside at the Alito Hearings - A Brief Photo Essay

Come with us to the steps of the Supreme Court; meet Judge Samuel Alito and his family ...



A Quiet Walk Through a Holy Place: Remembering Normandy

Today, June 6th, Assistant Editor Trisha Manwaring takes Meridian's readers on a sacred walk through a beautiful cemete...



Remembering the Dark Night of Auschwitz

"Why would you want to visit Auschwitz?" our friend asked us. We went because we couldn't help but go. We went to remem...



Eyewitness of the Presidential Inauguration - A Photographic Essay

Those of you who have followed my photo essays for some years know that I feel a deep s...



Reunion of the 'Greatest Generation'

Come and see the faces we saw in Washington ...



An Evening Visit to the WW II Memorial in Washington D.C.

Can't come to Washington D.C. this weekend to celebrate Memorial Day? Come anyway via this stunning photo...



Tour the Manhattan Temple

Come and tour the Manhattan Temple in this photo essay and see a jewel in the midst of the bustle of New York City. ...



Remembering Marjorie Pay Hinckley - A Photograhic Essay

Surrounded by the family for whom she was “the lo...



An Intimate Visit to the Nungua Ward in Ghana

I always feel like my camera is a sacred trust. I’ve been blessed to go to various places in the world and my job is to give ...



A Day of Celebration

President Hinckley asked that the Saints in Ghana have a day of celeb...



General Conference Weekend - Letting the Solemnities of Eternity Rest Upon Our Minds

by Scot Facer Proctor...



Mount Vernon: A Photographic Essay - Celebrating George Washington

Photography by Scot Facer Proctor...



Celebrating Kirtland The Prophet's Tour

by Scot Facer Proctor...



Celebrating Kirtland Historic Site Rises Again

Text by Maurine Jensen Proctor Photography by Scot Facer Proctor...



Nathan White, LDS Pilot Shot Down Over Iraq, Buried at Arlington

Text by Maurine Jensen Proctor Photography by Scot Facer Proctor...



Washington D.C. Temple Grounds Blaze with Lights

Text and Photographs by Scot Facer Proctor...



A Photographic Essay Remembering September 11th

Text and Photographs by Scot Facer Proctor...



Through the Camera Lens: The Dawning of a New Day in Nauvoo

Text and Photographs by Scot Facer Proctor...



Through the Camera Lens: The Coverstone Ceremony

by Maurine and Scot Proctor...



Remembering at the Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo

by Maurine and Scot Proctor...



Through the Camera Lens: A Compensation for Their Tears—The Dedication of the Nauvoo Temple

Text by Maurine Jensen Proctor Photography by Scot Facer Proctor...



Through the Camera Lens: Gordon B. Hinckley in Nauvoo, June 27, 2002

Text by Maurine Jensen Proctor Photography by Scot Facer Proctor...



Through the Camera Lens: The People at Nauvoo—Like Walking the Streets of Zion

Text and Photographs by Scot Facer Proctor ...



Joseph, Joseph, Joseph The Temple Has Returned To Nauvoo 4

Photo Essay Four: "Lift Up Thine Eyes" ...



Joseph, Joseph, Joseph The Temple Has Returned to Nauvoo 3

Photo Essay Three: Nightfall at the Nauvoo Temple ...



Joseph, Joseph, Joseph The Temple Has Returned to Nauvoo 2

Photo Essay Two: Interior Views of the Nauvoo Temple from the Official Col...



Joseph, Joseph, Joseph The Temple Has Returned to Nauvoo 1

A Photographic Essay by Scot Facer Proctor...



"The Greatest Snow on Earth": The Winter Olympics in Downtown Salt Lake City

by Dallas Petersen...



"Looking From the Outside In"

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By Scot Facer Proctor



A New Place of Gathering

A stream of people flowed into the New Conference Center, and through these photographs, you are there, too....



He is Risen! From Gethsemane to the Garden Tomb

Excerpted from Source of the Light, A Witness and Testimony of Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of All...