‘The Time Is Now,’ Tucson temple district youth declare at cultural celebration


For more than 2,100 Latter-day Saint youth in the new Tucson Arizona Temple district, “The Time Is Now!”

That was the message they conveyed Saturday evening, Aug. 12 — the eve of the temple’s dedication — through a cultural celebration, a spectacle of music, dance, color and affirmation, staged at the Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, a large baseball park in Tucson.

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, welcomed the crowd and referred to one of the Tucson’s nicknames, “the Old Pueblo.”

“From now on, we should call it the New Templo,” said President Uchtdorf, who was set to dedicate the temple on Sunday morning.

“That is the place that Tucson is….

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