As you drive through the natural beauty of Surrey, near Godstone, above the lush foliage of the trees you catch an inspiring sight of the statue of the Prophet Moroni on the spire. This adorns the Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
During an average week, they receive about 400 visitors, perhaps two coach-loads on Saturdays.
In the Visitors Entrace is a beautiful statue of the Risen Christ, welcoming with open arms. "Come unto me, my children". That is the graceful statue of our Lord. Thou shall not worship idols, but this is a representation of God's Son, who was sent to bless us with His love.
Following the Scriptures does change one's outlook on life, one's whole attitude. Love and forgiveness help you to meet life's irritations, and keep you focused on a wholesome, mature and humane outlook.
Isn't that what being like the Christ would mean?
Sign-posts are going to be put in the Surrey countryside to direct cars to the Visitor's Centre, Church of Latter-Day Saints.
There in the Visitors' Entrance, you can watch a telecast of President Thomas S. Monson's words. When I listen to him, I know that this man is connected to the Divine Message, which he sees as his duty to transmit to the world via his Apostles and missionaries. "Decision determines destiny" is the current theme. Words which each can decide how it will lead them. Literature is free, and available in many languages, Hindi, Finnish, Swahili, and Japanese, to name just a few of the hundreds.
There is the Baptistry, with the Baptism Pool atop statues of the Twelve Bulls, over which hangs the picture of Christ being baptised by John the Baptist, the authority for this tradition.
There is also a Celestial Room. The magnificent gardens with a pond and benches are an idyllic place for a picnic after doing some spiritual work. At weekends and public holidays, the canteen is closed, so you may wish to carry some food and drinks with yourself.