Oakland Temple Visit

Last Sunday after Church, we wanted to take a drive somewhere. We made a picnic and had it in the car ready to go. We decided to drive to the Oakland temple to have a look around and have the picnic. The temple is really impressive – it has a unique architectural style and the grounds are beautiful – palm trees, fountains etc. There is a Christus statue in the visitors centre, as well as an interactive model of Jerusalem and a viewing area that offers an incredible view of the bay area, right over to San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.

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The view from the Temple

The view from the Temple

The view from the visitors centre to San Francisco

The view from the visitors centre to San Francisco

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The children were so excited to be at the Temple and enjoyed the whole experience. Eve asked if she could say a prayer and knelt down quietly on the grass with her arms folded for a few minutes. The other children followed her lead. Maybe we shouldn’t have photographed a moment like that, but it was too cute to resist. Eve said that she felt really happy and was delighted to have said a special prayer at the Temple.

Eve says a prayer outside the Temple

Eve says a prayer outside the Temple

The others join in

The others join in

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