The temple is sacred and central to the LDS religion. Because we follow Christ and because He said that baptism is necessary for entrance into heaven, we believe it is important that the opportunity to be baptized be extended to all people, including our ancestors who never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
These proxy baptisms are perfomed in the temple, as they were in ancient Jerusalem. See 1 Corinthians 15:29.Here are the kids and me on top of Temple Hill more than 9 years ago. Just an empty space. Dylan was 3, Jacob was 9, and Sarah was 10. I was almost 46. That used to seem so old...
(Note: Snowflake doesn't get that much snow. The town was actually named after two families who settled the area: the Snows and the Flakes.)
The boys are Jacob, Dylan, and two of Wyndie's sons, Evan and Derek, who rode with us.