We visited this temple on a Sunday, so we just walked the grounds – which were bursting with so many beautiful flowers. Boise is another one of those landmark temples that we look for on our many drives. It usually marks the half-way point on our trip, and on the lucky drives means it’s time to stop for the night.
Interesting fact- the Boise temple has been dedicated three times. First when it was built, and then three years later after a renovation to expand its capacity. The third time was in 2012 after a 15 month renovation that updated almost everything inside and outside of the temple.
Miles From Home: 434
Location: Boise, Idaho
Dedication: 25–30 May 25-30, 1984 by Gordon B. Hinckley; May 29, 1987 by James E. Faust; November 18, 2012 by Thomas S. Monson
From the Dedicatory Prayer (2012): Father, we seek to be like Thee. We seek to pattern our lives after the life of Thy Son. We desire righteousness for ourselves and our children and our children’s children. We plead with Thee to make us worthy to inherit the fullness of those blessings found only in Thy holy temples—even those blessings which grow out of a continuation of the family unit forever…. Our Father, strengthen the youth who walk in a world saturated with the sophistries of Satan. Give them the courage to stand firm for truth. Bless them with a lengthened view of their eternal possibilities.