Kansas City, Missouri Temple

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA Temple

History

Six months after the Church was organized in April 1830, Joseph Smith called missionaries to travel to the frontier of western Missouri. Joseph, himself, arrived in Independence, Missouri, in July 1831, naming it to be a gathering place of the Saints. Temples were begun in Independence and Far West, due to persecution neither was finished as the Saints were driven out. When President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would be built in Kansas City, the news was received with great joy. No one knows where the idea began, but the olive branch suddenly began to appear everywhere in the designs for the temple. David B. Hall, Jr., director of Temple Designs and Services, explained how the olive branch theme “seemed to develop a life of its own,” and in fact “became larger than life” throughout the temple. The olive branch can be found in such places as the exterior stone carvings, the cut and stained-glass windows, the lights, wallpaper, wrought-iron trim on the banisters, and the sculpted carpeting.* St. Augustine, in his treatise “Christian Doctrine” noted that, “perpetual peace is indicated by the olive branch.” During the dedication on May 6, 2012, President Monson quoted Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, who attended the open house, as saying that this temple and the events associated with it were “a time of healing”.* In the dedicatory prayer we find this blessing, “May this House provide a spirit of peace to all who observe its majesty, and especially to those who enter for their own sacred ordinances and to perform the work for their loved ones beyond the veil… Shield us, we pray, from selfishness or sin and provide the power to help us rise above all that is below the dignity of Thy children.” The Kansas City temple is a blessing to all who are striving to forgive and find peace.

How Temple Coins are Made

Dave started creating jewelry using metals in 1992, ten years later he had worked with nearly every metal in the jewelry industry! Moving to Thailand, he spent the next nine years perfecting his skills with various metals, 3D models and 3D printers. He dreamed of producing something that would bring delight to purchasers and carry with it positive feelings that would touch the souls of those who owned them. In 2014 he was able to realize his dream. Returning to the US, he uses Lost-wax casting to create a metal master from brass alloy for each temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, depicting, in the highest degree of definition possible, a coin with a 3D image of a temple. The reverse of each coin is cast with the words “Stand ye in holy places.”

Purchase one or two of the temples that hold special meaning to you. Commemorate your visit to a temple by picking up the corresponding coin. Celebrate a milestone in a loved one’s life by gifting them a temple coin to inspire them. Collect them all or just a few. Some are cast in precious metals, making each coin an investment that will be a treasure in every sense of the word.

Additional Information

  • Free Shipping on orders over $35.
  • All coins are 1 1/4 in.
  • Pewter Coins are cast from lead free alloys.
  • Brass Coins cast from a silicone, brass alloy.  Giving our brass coins a rich yellow gold color for a fraction of the cost of gold coins.
  • Silver Coins are cast from an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.
  • Gold Coins cast in 14K Gold are 58.5% pure gold.  The remaining alloy consists of a copper and silver mix.
  • All of our coins are developed, cast, and finished locally in our facility in Logan, UT, U.S.A.

*Source note: Hawkins, “Temples of the New Millennium”