So California Temple Attendance
- - Southern California area:
From an announcement made by a High Councilman in priesthood meeting
Remarks from a meeting yesterday at the L. A. temple with the L. A.
presidency and all area Stake Presidents.
These facts and figures were presented this morning in High Counsel
14,000 endowments for the living and the dead.
Temple attendance is down considerably.
10% or 1,400 were done by Temple ordinance workers and missionaries.
Four endowments were done for each temple recommend holder in the L. A.
Temple district, there are only 3,500 temple recommend holders in the
L. A. Temple district.
In our stake there are 1,200 endowed members and only 540 Temple
Stakes are not meeting their assignments for sealings etc.
Our stake had sealing assignments and went from 75% to 0 in the last 3
of the year. No one shows up for assignments.
First time temple attendance is down considerably. For Living endowments
L. A. & San Diego temple attendance is down and the two temples combined
never been as high as the L. A. temple attendance alone once was.
The area Presidency, Temple and Stake Presidencies are not pleased with
numbers or as the members stand as to how the temple work goes. Members
to make time to go to the temple. The excuses of traffic and bad weather
not be accepted any more. Take vacation days to go do temple work,
Stake presidents will say more about this in ward conferences.
Make a plan set a goal to go to the temple more often.
There are 10 million members of the LDS Church and 100 temples that is 1
temple for every 100,000 members.