Orlando, Florida Temple
$19.95 – $99.95
Orlando, Florida, USA Temple
The Saints in Florida were grateful when the temples in Washington DC and Atlanta, Georgia were built, shortening the distance they had to travel to attend the closest temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, or Mesa, Arizona, however; they dreamed of the day when a temple would be built in Florida. Tradition holds that President Spencer W. Kimball told an Orlando stake president, “Do your temple work and you’ll get a temple.” From that time, this stake president’s stake completed the most temple work in the district.* Evan D. Porter, Jr, president of the Orlando, Florida stake spent ten years working to help make the temple a reality. During the groundbreaking, he recalled the many trials and struggles he had faced in trying to obtain land and permission to build. “On several occasions I found it was impossible to move forward without the Lord’s intervention. I came to realize that He does not want this to move forward without His intervention. This is His will.”** Dedicated on October 9, 1994, the temple is composed of twelve-inch thick walls capable of withstanding hurricanes and earthquakes. The celestial room is adorned with a stained-glass dome in the ceiling.*** The cornerstone of a temple is filled with objects of significance. The Orlando temple’s contains pledges signed by young men, young women and single adults from the district that they would someday be married in the temple. A letter stated, “We feel that this pledge will encourage our young people to be more involved in the temple and look forward to the day when they will be married for time and all eternity. It will increase their faith. Each time they come to the temple to perform baptisms or simply to visit, they will know that their names and promises are inside their temple.**** This temple reminds us of the promises we make in the temple that enable us to withstand the winds and floods that the adversary uses in his attempts to make us fall.
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.
- 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: Skousen, “Sunshine in the Soul”, 60.
**”Temple to Bring ‘Brighter Day’”
*** Skousen, “Sunshine in the Soul”, 67, 71.
**** Skousen, “Sunshine in the Soul”, 80-81.