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The Kona Hawaii Temple is one of a series of detailed pencil drawings and paintings created by the artist Chad S. Hawkins. In 1989, at the age of seventeen, Chad started this unique temple series, becoming the original LDS artist to involve hidden spiritual images in his artwork.
In this temple picture, Chad has sketched a full-length image of the Savior, Jesus Christ, to the right of the temple. President Howard W. Hunter has counseled us, saying, “As we attend the temple, we learn more richly and deeply the purpose of life and the significance of the atoning sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ” (Ensign, February 1995, p. 5). Referring to the blessing of having a temple nearby, Kona Hawaii Stake President Philip A. Harris said, “I believe that gratitude is best expressed by ones actions. The only way that we can thank Father in Heaven for this blessing is to wear it [the temple] out by its use.” (Recorded interview by Chad Hawkins, 22 January 2000, Kona Hawaii)