Sunday, June 4, President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, rededicated the Columbus Ohio temple. 

The temple has been under renovation for the past three years.

“Joining President Ballard in rededicating the temple were Elder Kevin R. Duncan, General Authority Seventy and executive director of the Temple Department, and his wife, Sister Nancy S. Duncan; Elder Allen D. Haynie, a General Authority Seventy and North America Northeast Area president, and his wife, Sister Deborah H. Haynie; and Elder Gary B. Sabin, General Authority Seventy and second counselor in the North America West Area presidency, and his wife, Sister Valerie P. Sabin,” the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ press release said.

More than 20,000 people came for the open house of the temple, including Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

β€œI testify that the temples are the houses of the Lord,” Elder Ballard said on the day of the rededication. β€œIt is here where Heavenly Father instructs His children and helps us prepare to return to His presence. It is here where we receive personal revelation, make covenants with Heavenly Father (and) the Savior, and participate in eternal ordinances.”