Friday, December 23, 2011

Youths Volunteer at PH

Youths enjoying the folding and sorting of dried beddings
Sort fresh from the Dryer Room 

With the many members coming from different units billeted at the Patron House, activities are carefully planned and coordinated during their stay.Even with that, there are still idle time, especially for the youths in between or after doing baptisms. During their slack time, they are invited to assist the Housing attendants in doing laundry activities. The eager youths  learned quickly the assigned work. After the activity, each of them are given with certificate of service  which they can use for value in their Duty to God/Personal Progress Report. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Employees YearEnd Gathering

 Temple Employees

"Eat all you can" pause for a pose
Ready!Aim! STRIKE!!
As the year about to end and another year to look forward to, Temple employees held their annual year end review and goal setting. It was a whole day activity opened with a inspiring messages and counsels from the Temple President and the Temple Recorder. Every section took turns in reporting their accomplishments, challenges and goals for the upcoming year. The team went out for lunch that fully filled them after the early fillings of things spiritual at the onset of the activity. The rest of the noon was spent in showcasing the employees bowling skills.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Nativity Set

The Complex has a new scene!. Right at the center island on carpark  facing the Temple gate the Nativity was placed. With the Temple at the background ,the scene reminds of the gift the Heavenly Father has to all His children. Patrons, visitors are excited to have a pose for keep sake - a way for them  to remember the Savior's birth and the significance of the Temple in the great plan of salvation.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Missionary Couple Thanks Members

Elder & Sister Ward
Dear Friends,

The crowning experience of our mission has been our work in the temple. We have felt joy in the miracle of the mastery of the temple ordinance work by the Filipino Saints. Our most precious memories have come as we have worked side by side with all of you. We are awed by the dedicated devotion of local members who regularly attend the temple. We are moved to tears with the sacrifices made by distant members who travel hundred of kilometers to come to the temple, often over stormy seas, rough roads, few funds but with tremendous trust, testimony and faith. We are amazed with the sheer volume of temple work that has been done. We are humbled to know that we have been blessed to be a small part of this marvelous work. Our testimonies of the savior and of temple work have grown immensely.
You have warmed us with your love. We are leaving a part of our  hearts here in Cebu. As i (we) pondered what we could do to show our love, this words came into my mind. We dedicate this Temple poem to all of you who have touch our lives so greatly as we have served in the Cebu Temple.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The evening with Elder J Holland was very enlightening  to the Young Single Adults.and the rest of the attendees.A few of the Single Adults fielded questions which then Elder & Sister Teh and Elder & Sister  Callister took turn in sharing their thoughts about it. The questions  deals with the challenges SA's  are facing, like getting married  and living in a not so friendly family environment. The answers are equally inspiring and with personal touch as the Authorities shared their experiences in relation to the challenges faced by the SA's.  Elder Michael Teh had a preview of what Elder J Holland will talk about as he explained the emphasis on the "SA" part of the "YSA" word

Monday, October 10, 2011

Farewell Party for Temple Missionaries

President Mortimer welcoming everyone
R-L;Asher,Cummings,Ward,Jurgensen,Richie couples
Everyone has plenty of food to feast upon

The Temple hosted a farewell party on October 2 for the first batch of non-local Temple Missionaries who soon will be going home.Temple missionaries ,ordinance worker volunteers and employees, with their families came to share the foods they brought at the Temple Complex Stake Center cultural hall. The programme was  rather short to have more time needed to feast over the  foods. Picture takings follow as well wishers took turn having a pose with the departing missionaries. It's a show of love to the leaving couple temple missionaries , Elder & Sister Asher, Cummings, Ward, Richie and the Jorgensen. They have been a great example of dedication and selfless service.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Cebu City Philippines Temple,Patron Housing and Distribution Store will be closed on Saturday , October 8, 2011. This is in connection to the 181st Semi-Annual General Conference Rebroadcast that will be simultaneously viewed on district and stake centers throughout the Philippines on that day.

Apostle Devotional with YSA's

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Tatay" Passes Away

The cortege passing by the temple on the way to the memorial park
Efren De Dios 1.JPG
He is called "Tatay" not for any reason. It is the noblest endearing word accorded by those many whose lives are touched with his association,making a difference on their lives as they knew him.His life is a hallmark of dedication to God, Family,Church and in serving others, even to those beyond the veil. 

When he and his loving wife could have enjoyed the years together for themselves after many years of constant address change brought by his employment, they stayed on and moved even closer to the temple so they can come as often to the House of the Lord. The many who came to express love and respect to the man who to them is aptly called "Tatay" for in him one can feel what it is like to be a son or a daughter. The loss of him in  the family is great , much so with the work he love most doing, in family history and as assistant to the Temple Recorder. His ever warmth smile will be missed by everyone ,  till we met again... Tatay Efren De Dios.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Workers Undergo First Aid/BLS Training

Elder Jorgensen stressing a point
The first batch of trainees coming from the Temple and Security Department underwent First Aid/Basic Life Support and Transport training. The training was conducted by the LDS Seagull Emergency Rescue Team.The valuable participation of  Elder Jorgensen,a Temple missionary, who is also an Emergency Management Technician in the US makeS the training more meaningful and helpful. The training was divided into two Mondays 8 hour sessions.
Bandaging Time
On the 2nd Monday the trainees put into practice what had been taught and learned a week earlier during the first day classroom setting.Adrenaline ran high as they went into emergency scenarios in the Temple and in the

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

University of Bohol Educational Tour

Students at the center isle listening to the missionaries

Students from University of Bohol, College of Liberal Arts,came in two buses to have a guided tour with missionaries inside the Temple Complex.As more people visit the Complex, it becomes a magnet for others to come as well and learn about the Church and the Temple.

Monday, September 5, 2011

PH Missionary to Manila Temple Presidency

 "How can you say "No", when a Lord's servant  come face to face, extending the call to serve?" quipped Elder Gale.  Elder and Sister Gale are still feeling the humbling experience they have had with Elder Michael Teh , and on being called to be the 2nd counselor of Manila Philippines Temple.Sister Gale said, "I cried, knowing that  we cannot say "No" to the Lord".

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New Temple Presidency

The Cebu City Philippines Temple presidency is now complete.Brother Gomez Siady was called as the 2nd Counselor of the Cebu City Philippines Temple succeeding President Reynaldo Cuyong. President Siady had served in various church callings in his 34 years membership since being baptized way back 1977 in Cebu. He and his wife, Sis Liza Tio, were actively serving as Assistant Temple Recorder and Ordinance Worker respectively in the Cebu City Philippines Temple prior to the calling.They also served as part time couple missionary in the Philippines Cebu Mission.They attend the Capitol Ward of the Cebu City Central Stake.He serves along with Temple President Gerald Mortimer and 1st Counselor President Jesse Lee Byram in fulfilling the mission of the Church through Temple ordinances.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Students Visit Temple Facility

Students listening to the missionaries welcoming them
Surigao State College students in their bus after the tour
The modern construction techniques,materials application and the stringent quality conformance have been a byword to those who have been into the complex.The Temple Complex is
equip with the latest technology on building management system and controls. Its no wonder that it has been a frequent destination of educational tours of schools

from Visayas and Mindanao since its construction stage. Today, about 90 students and faculty of Surigao State College of Technology visited the Temple Complex Facility today. The objective during their visit is for them to be updated on latest technology application on system and processes.In coordination with the missionaries of the Cebu Philippines Mission,

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Temple Public Tour

Since its dedication on June 13, last year and the opening to the members the following day, the Temple is no longer a place for the public and non temple recommend holder to go inside.The record 40-thousand  plus visitors who were able to visit inside during the 2- week open house guided tour was an indication of the warm response by the public to go inside. This wonderful opportunity to invite the public is continued with the weekly public tour in the complex every Thursday 5 -7PM. The missionaries of Philippines Cebu Mission  facilitate the conduct of the activity.The tour allows non members to have an understanding why the Church builds temples and its importance.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Pedestrian Assistance

A sister coming from the Temple Complex safely assisted by the traffic enforcer
With the heavy  traffic along the highway where the Temple is located, crossing to either side of the lane  raised safety concerns. An arrangement with the local barangay authority was made to provide the Complex with traffic enforcer to man the area from 8AM to 10PM Tuesday to Saturday. The presence of the barangay traffic enforcer greatly ease the anxiety in crossing the busy street. So  next time you cross  the road going to or coming from the Complex, expect the friendly traffic enforcer to assist you , safely and with a smile :-)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Temple is Ready for You!!

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday August 02, Cebu City Philippines Temple reopens  after its two week scheduled maintenance activities. Aside from the repairs done, the Temple and the facilities in the complex underwent significant equipment additions and improvements, landscape and greens rejuvenation, intensive cleaning and repainting. It was also a time to have the backup generators tested in compliance to government environmental requirement. The Fire fighting and detection system functionality  test and Water tanks cleaning were conducted.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Assignment

Pres. Reynaldo and Sister Virginia Cuyong are called to serve as the new Manila Philippines Temple President and Matron. Aside from his busy work as the 1st counselor of the Cebu City Philippines Temple, he also chair the Safety Committee of the entire Temple Complex. It would be a sort of homecoming for them as they  previously served their mission in Manila Temple prior his calling in Cebu Temple.

New Cebu Mission President

The Cebu Phils. Mission has new parents.Elder and Sister Schmutz came last month replacing Elder and Sister Hansen.They will stay at the beautiful and spacious  Mission President's home inside the Temple complex for the next three years.They will be an addition of growing number of missionaries blessed to live within the Temple premises.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Share Your Temple Stories

The curriculum department  is gathering  edifying stories from parents, leaders and the youths.Selected inputs will be used in an article to be printed for the Liahona . With the Cebu City Philippines Temple in operation for a year now, and with the numerous members whose lives are touch by their wonderful experiences in the Temple, it is hoped that they be made known. Read the following invitation.....

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Why is the Temple Closing for Two Weeks?

Closing Date : July 18 -Aug 01, 2011
People are amazed at how the temple kept its astounding beauty and enthralling vantage. The solidly built glazed granite facade bears semblance to a fort yet sublime. Sitting on top of the hill with well trimmed green grasses on the side emphasizes its grand presence.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Laundry Section New Member

Melchor C. Daclan came home from Singapore to join the Cebu City Philippines Temple Laundry section. Melchor worked with the Employment Resource Center-Cebu before he left for Singapore to work there. He replaces Sosie Telmo who moved to the Patron Housing. He is attending Pajo Ward of Mandaue Phils. Stake.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Temple 2nd Quarter Review

So how does the Temple operation during the 2nd Quarter? That's just been reviewed last week among the Engineering, Patron Housing,Custodial,Laundry and Administration sections together with the Temple Recorder.Interestingly, within this quarter,...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Area President Visits Cebu Temple

Elder Michael John Teh of the 1st Quorum of the Seventy and the Philippines Area General Authority visited Cebu Temple. A devotional was held at the Temple Chapel attended by the Temple Presidency, Matrons,Temple recorder , all employees and some volunteers.Elder Teh ,

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Temple Card Calendar 2011

It is halfway of the year and the 2011 pocket card calendar are still a plenty. Its available at the receiving dest and at the administration office, nicely placed in a clear plastic holder. These are  now available at the Patron Housing reception desk for those who have no recommend. Aside from the information printed on that card, what is so unique with it is actually the photo on it.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hey Guys!

For your information we are going to have the scheduled shutdown on July 18 to August 01 in order for us to do some minor repairs and general cleaning.

Please be reminded if you are going to make plans upon coming here.

We sure love you!

Welcome to Cebu City Philippines Temple!

Dedicated on June 13, last year by the president of the Church, President Thomas S. Monson. A glorious day indeed, especially for the saints within the temple district. .