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Donations to Nauvoo Temple Fund Still Accepted

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.

Sincerely,

Gordon B. Hinckley, Thomas S. Monson, James E. Faust