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Church leader speaks at SUP luncheon

On Monday April 17 the Morgan Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers held their monthly luncheon.  Many of the members wives were in attendance.  After chapter business and a delicious meal provided by Larry’s Spring Chicken Inn, George Bonnet, from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints addressed the group.

Bonnet was born in Germany and raised there and in France.  He joined the Church at age 16 and served a full-time mission to Tahiti.  After returning home he studied at LDS Business college, BYU and finally at Arizona State where he earned a BS degree in Construction Engineering.  He and his wife Carolyn have lived in Utah, Arizona, Louisiana, Tahiti, Germany, South Africa, Ghana and England while employed by the Church. Bonnet supervised the construction of the Tahiti temple and has served as physical facilities manager for both the UK and Africa.  He established the first area office of the Church in West Africa. Bonnet served in the office of the Presiding Bishopric for five years and since August 2019 has been part of the management team of the Salt Lake Temple renovation project.  

Bonnet currently serves as a sealer in the Jordon River Temple and he and his wife are Primary teaches in their Ward.  They have six children and foster a young woman from Ghana. 

Bonnet discussed the doctrinal foundation of Temple construction, President Nelson’s announcement of the Salt Lake Temple renovation, the scope of the project and its historic implications. He showed renderings of the final plans for the Temple and the surrounding Temple Square gardens and buildings.  Thank you, George Bonnet, for a very informative and inspiring discussion. We all left with a greater appreciation for the importance and unprecedented scope of the project. λ 


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