Not long before, plans had been announced for a small addition to the temple in Manti, and Church leaders were asking for volunteers to come help with that project. I signed up for a two-week shift, and soon I found myself swinging a pickaxe, breaking up boulders, and clearing rocks outside of the temple. The hot summer sun shone down on us all day long, and the work was physically harsh and mentally boring. A few times as I sorensen to remove another elder, I wondered if perhaps I had been a little too hasty in responding to the call for volunteers. As the days went by, though, I had a remarkable spiritual experience. Several times in lucia sitavancova
midst of that backbreaking labor, I heard and felt the Holy Ghost tell me that sometime in the future I would be involved in building other temples also. It was a very quiet but very clear feeling.
His talents bless not only the Church, but the whole world. I grew up in a small farming town where water was the lifeblood of the community. I remember the people of our society constantly watching, worrying, and praying over the rain, irrigation rights, and water in general. Sometimes my children chide me; they say they never knew someone so preoccupied with rain.
He was the executive director of the church's Temple Department during the temple building boom of the late s and early s. Sorensen was born in Aurora, Utah. He grew up working on the family ranch. He married Verla Anderson in and they had seven children. He studied at Brigham Young Universitythe University of Sorensen and Utah State University but went to work full time to overcome debt associated with the family ranch before receiving a degree. Sorensen spent his career as a business owner, operating a healthcare services company while living in California. Sorensen was called as a general authority and member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in June elder
Sorensen of the presidency of the Seventy in the Sunday morning session of conference. Elder Sorensen described how the rate of temple building has increased in sorensen years. He said the need for temples around the world has increased with the growth of church membership. Bythe church was averaging elder two temples per year, said Elder Sorensen. Currently, there are 94 temples either operating or under construction, he said. Christ spent key parts of his ministry at the temple, said Elder Sorensen. With the increase in temple-building, more people will have them nearby to remind them of Christ and the Atonement, he said.