Ammon, Jennifer K, Scott K, and Grandmom Beverly K, facing the temple, with their backs to the beautiful gardens between the temple and the Community of Christ visitors center.
The Kirtland Temple was the first temple built in this dispensation Doctrine and Covenants 89 110 and 95 In this temple, Joseph Smith saw a vision of the celestial kingdom Doctrine and Covenants 137. It was dedicated on 27 March 1836 . On 3 April 1836, the Savior appeared and accepted the temple as a place in which he would reveal his word to his people Docrine nad Covenants 110 Following this appearance, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received visits from Moses, Elias, and Elijah, all of whom gave them certain priesthood keys and important information Doctrine and Covenants 110. This temple served the Saints for some two years before they had to flee Kirtland because of persecution