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 (following the United States, Mexico and Brazil). In this article and the many to follow, Meridian invites you to become acquainted with the Church as you meet your brothers and sisters who live in the Philippines.
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 themselves from poverty to prosperity through the creation of self-employment opportunities in areas where traditional employment is not available. To learn more about The Academy, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, please click here (www.creatingenterprise.org).
The workers inscribe “Holiness to the Lord” on the face of every temple, but there is somewhere even more important to carve that message — in the hearts of the children.
A temple dedication offers a rare opportunity to do just that, inviting the rising generation to understand the promises made to their fathers, imprinting them with a memory forever of the days a temple came to their land.