UPDATE July 2007! The church authorities are now recalling ALL outstanding temple recommends and issuing replacements. The replacements are identical to the old recommends, but are imprinted with a bar code. We have been unable to obtain an image of the new recommend form. Church authorities claim that the purpose is only to prevent unauthorized persons from entering the temple, not for gathering statistical information.
The text - in case it is not legible on your screen - is as follows:
TEMPLE RECOMMEND THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS _____________________________________________________ First name (print) Initial Last name ===============[fold]================================ Issued Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun |Year issued (circle one) Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec | _____________________________________________________ M | Record number F _|__________________________________________________ Signature of applicant X____________________________________________________ Ward or branch |Stake or mission _____________________|___________________________ Signature of member of bishopric or branch president _____________________________________________________ Signature of member of stake presidency or mission president _____________________________________________________ When properly signed and endorsed, this certifies that the person named is in good standing and may enter the house of the Lord. This recommend expires two years from the last day of the month issued. It remains the property of the Church, is not transferable, and must be surrendered on demand. 10/02 32600