Photo Essay — 23 OCTOBER 2013

Mormonism in Pictures: The Beauty and Purpose of Mormon Temples

Hamilton, New Zealand — 

The suburb of Temple View is so named because of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temple that has stood on a hill overlooking the beautiful community just outside Hamilton, New Zealand since 1958. 

To more fully appreciate why Latter-day Saints love living in and visiting Temple View, it is important to understand why Latter-day Saints build temples. 

Learn more about Latter-day Saint temples in a new photo essay on Mormon Newsroom, titled, “Mormonism in Pictures: The Beauty and Purpose of Mormon Temples.” 

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