|SALT LAKE CITY -- The First Presidency issued the following letter
on June 29, 2001:
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Members of the Church have responded
with great interest and generosity in donating funds to the Church
for the Nauvoo Illinois Temple Construction Fund since the
announcement of the temple. We wish to express our love and
appreciation for the devotion and sacrifice of the members in
providing funds to rebuild this temple.
Many have inquired if it would be
appropriate to continue donating to this fund. Even though a
significant amount has already been received for the construction of
the temple, additional donations would be appreciated.
We would like to encourage those who
wish to contribute to the Nauvoo Illinois Temple Construction Fund
to do so by placing the donation under the "Other"
category on the donation slip, and designate the donation as a
contribution to the Nauvoo Illinois Temple Construction Fund. The
ward will forward these funds to Church headquarters.
May the Lord continue to bless you
and your families for your continued support of this wonderful era
of temple growth in the Church.
Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, James E. Faust