The Kansas City Missouri Temple stands in a quiet, forested area of northern Kansas City. It is the 137th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the second temple built in Missouri. This majestic edifice symbolizes peace and religious commitment for the Mormons who worship there.
In the 1830s, Mormon settlers built homes in western Missouri as they sought to create a community based on their religious ideals. Building a temple where members could worship God was an imperative from the earliest days of the Church. In 1831, Joseph Smith, through whom the Mormon Church was restored, dedicated the Church’s first temple site in Independence, Missouri, about nine miles east of the current site of the Kansas City Missouri Temple. Church leaders dedicated two other temple sites—one at Far West, Missouri, in Caldwell County, and one at Adam-ondi-Ahman, about 70 miles north of Kansas City. Temples were never constructed on these sites, however, since Latter-day Saints abandoned their Missouri settlements because of religious and political persecution and unrest.
7001 Searcy Creek Pkwy
Kansas City, Missouri 64119-5336
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Rebecca describes how the temple has helped her family to grow closer together.
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