News Release

Manila Temple Lights Up for Christmas

The Manila Temple grounds shone brightly on the evening of December 4 as guests and temple goers basked in colorful lights that adorned the landscape.


The annual Lighting hosted by the Philippines Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was attended by guests from religious organizations, the private sector, government leaders and artists invited to the event.  Thousands of families visited the temple grounds throughout December since this was open to the public.


Elder Ian S Ardern of the Seventy, in his remarks, reminded those in attendance on the real gift of Christmas – Jesus Christ who came to earth to do the will of the Father. He quoted, “And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.” (2 Nephi 25:26) A video presentation “He is the Gift” followed his remarks. 









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