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Photograph of African Saints standing in front of the Mormon temple in Aba, Nigeria



Parking Lot Lighting Installation at Meridian Temple

The latest webcam view of the Meridian Idaho Temple shows that lampposts are being installed atop the concrete cylinders that were poured weeks earlier in the parking lot area. The temple will offer plenty of parking spaces for patrons, which will also be shared with the stake center.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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Cedar City Utah Temple: Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Monday, May 2, 2016
A combination of rain and the setting sun produced a beautiful photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple on Sunday evening. The temple appears beneath a rainbow in golden tones. "But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold" (Job 23:10).

Reroofing the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Colored flags, ladders, and construction chutes are evidence of the roofing activities taking place at the historic Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, which has been undergoing renovation for just over a year. Construction of the original temple was interrupted by World War II, delaying dedication until 1945.

Paris France Temple Becoming a Reality
Friday, April 29, 2016
Securing a location for the Paris France Temple required well over a decade, but the beautiful Parisian-style building has been erected and is nearly completed on the outside. Exterior cladding continues on the visitors' center wing.

Trees Planted at Philadelphia Temple Grounds
Thursday, April 28, 2016
A stand of deep red trees now beautify the grounds of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, where landscaping progress continues.

Hartford Temple Update
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the granite exterior continues to be installed, sprinklers are going in, new trees have been planted, and roof trusses for the temple president's are in place. Inside the temple, painting continues and marble countertops are being installed.

Watch the Angel Moroni Placed Atop the Star Valley Temple
Monday, April 25, 2016
Just as scheduled, the gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was set in place atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple today at 11:00 a.m., exactly one year following the groundbreaking ceremony. A small crowd gathered around the temple site to witness the special occasion. Watch the video.

Sunset at the Fort Collins Temple
Sunday, April 24, 2016
A beautiful cloudy sunset played backdrop to the Fort Collins Colorado Temple last Monday, as captured in newly submitted photographs of the temple.

Rehearsal Held for Star Valley Temple Moroni Raising
Saturday, April 23, 2016
On Saturday, April 23, a trial run was conducted for the placement of the angel Moroni atop the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, scheduled for Monday, April 25 at 11:00 a.m. It is a rare treat in temple construction for an announcement to be made of when the statue will be placed.

Official Name Announced for Second Temple in Lima, Peru
Friday, April 22, 2016
The Church has released the official name for the second temple announced for Lima in General Conference earlier this month. It will be known as the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Los Olivos is located in the northern section of metropolitan Lima.

Drone Photographs of Cedar City Temple
Thursday, April 21, 2016
New drone photographs of the Cedar City Utah Temple give a stunning perspective on the setting of the building and show the progress being made on attaching precast concrete panels to the exterior.

Massive Storm Closes the Houston Texas Temple
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A sudden weekend storm in Houston that dropped 17 inches of rain led to a one-day closure of the Houston Texas Temple on Tuesday, April 19. While the temple sustained no damage, the streets became impassable. A reopening is expected today.

Furniture Deliveries at the Sapporo Japan Temple
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
With interior work wrapping up at the Sapporo Japan Temple, large delivery trucks are now arriving with furniture and other furnishings. The parking lot has been striped, and preparations are well underway for the temple opening events.

Copper Steeple Added to Meetinghouse Next to Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Monday, April 18, 2016
A milestone has been met in Philadelphia where a quartet of Church buildings are under construction including the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, a red brick meetinghouse and visitors' center, a high-rise residential tower, and a low-profile services building. The meetinghouse received its steeple, clad in a beautiful, shiny copper. The public will have an opportunity to tour the temple beginning in August.

Tucson Arizona Temple Retaining Walls
Sunday, April 17, 2016
An extensive system of retaining walls are being installed at the Tucson Arizona Temple site. The elevated property is highly visible from key locations throughout the area such as the Pima Canyon trail and even the campus of the University of Arizona. Ground was broken just six months ago today.

Philadelphia Pennsylania Temple Open House Dates Adjusted
Friday, April 15, 2016
A change has been made to the public open house for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which will now begin on Wednesday, August 10, (five days later than previously announced) and continue through Friday, September 9. The dedication remains on the September 18.

Main Floor Exterior Walls Nearing Completion
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
At the Concepción Chile Temple, the majority of the main floor exterior walls have been poured, and rebar is rising for the second floor walls.

Steeple Framework Arrives at Cedar City Utah Temple
Monday, April 11, 2016
A special delivery arrived today at the Cedar City Utah Temple—the steel framework for the steeple. Workers will install the piece in the coming days. Attachment of the precast concrete panels continues, which has now reached the north side of the building.

Ground Broken for Durban South Africa Temple
Sunday, April 10, 2016
The groundbreaking for the Durban South Africa Temple was held on Saturday, April 9. Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy presided. "Today the ceremonial shovels will turn the soil, and the construction of the temple will begin." said Elder Cook.

Landscaping Advancing at the Paris France Temple
Saturday, April 9, 2016
New photographs of the Paris France Temple show the progress being made on the temple grounds including the addition of new trees and landscaping elements in the plaza between the temple and housing facility. The French-style exterior of the housing facility is complete.

Exterior Panels in Place at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple continues at a steady clip with completion of the precast concrete panels. The dome will be covered in shingles and topped with a "lantern" where the angel Moroni will stand. The height of the building to the top of Moroni will be 86.6 feet.

Sunset at the Sapporo Japan Temple
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Day turns to night at the Sapporo Japan Temple—beautifully illuminated by gentle nighttime floodlighting. The temple will become the 151st operating temple of the Church and the 3rd operating temple in Japan when it is dedicated on August 21.

"What I am trying to teach is that when we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously in order to maintain the blessings promised by those ordinances, then come what may, we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent."
—Richard G. Scott

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