After the dedication of the S t. George Temple, Brigham spent much of his time in the temple overseeing and participating in the ordinances. Brigham was sorry that his father had died before he could receive the blessings of the temple, and Brigham knew that he and his brothers and sisters were not sealed to their parents. Now the work could be done. By the time the entire temple was dedicated on April 6, 1877, Brigham had performed many of the ordinances for family members who were dead.
Brigham also dedicated temple sites in Manti, Utah, on April 25, 1877, and Logan, Utah, on May 18, 1877. He knew these would not be the only temples built on the earth. He said, “there will be hundreds of them [temples] built and dedicated to the Lord.”
Brigham told the people: “When I think upon this subject [temple blessings], I want the tongues of seven thunders to wake up the people.” “Our fathers cannot be made perfect without us; we cannot be made perfect without them.”