Rexburg, Idaho Temple

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Rexburg, Idaho, USA Temple

History

In 1883 a small group of pioneers established a city in a cold, windy land that had little to offer, but they made it home and proceeded to plant wheat. One hundred twenty-five years later, Rexburg became the home of a temple, dedicated February 10, 2008, adjacent to Brigham Young University – Idaho. The temple dedication was postponed one week due to the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley. Newly ordained President Thomas S. Monson said, “I can’t think of anything I’d rather do as my first official act than dedicate this holy house of the Lord.”* Reflecting the original pioneers, wheat imagery is used throughout the temple. Over seven hundred hand-crafted art glass windows feature the wheat stalk. Almost simple in design in the baptistry, the wheat stalks increase in intricacy as you move higher in the temple, signifying drawing closer to God. Additional meaning can be drawn by referencing scriptures that speak of separating the wheat from the tares and the harvesting of the souls of men. The wheat is shaded with white representing those on the other side of the veil and darker colors for those still in mortality. Windows in the bride’s room were created from colorless crystal to represent purity and virtue. Nearly life-size murals in some rooms feature local landscapes and wildlife. Created by Leon Parson, a Rexburg native and well-known wildlife painter, he speaks reverently of the project, “Let me just quietly say that without the help of the Lord, the murals would not look the way they do. I have been literally assisted by the Spirit.”* The construction schedule featured the placing of the Angel Moroni statue on September 21, 2006, the 183rd anniversary of his appearance to Joseph Smith. A drenching, cold rain accompanied by biting winds made it seem impossible, but the sky cleared and the sun came out. In the dedicatory prayer thanks is given that “Thou hast never left Thy Church alone.” The Rexburg temple reminds us that the Lord is always with us, He will never leave us alone either.

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”