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



Aloe Plants Beautify Entrance to Durban South Africa Temple Complex

A branched species of aloe plant has been added to the mounds near the entrance to the Durban South Africa Temple site. Early landscaping is nearing completion, but efforts will resume after construction has further progressed. Backfilling of the temple foundation is finished, and rebar is going down for the floor slab while utility conduits are installed. Walls for the missionary housing continue to rise and are being waterproofed.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Open House Tickets Available in April for Idaho Falls Temple
Monday, February 20, 2017
Spring flowers will be a reminder to reserve your open house tickets for the renovated Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. Reservations will be taken beginning Monday, April 3, through an online reservation system. The open house will be held April 22 through May 20, 2017, except for Sundays.

Paris Temple Open House Tickets
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Beginning Monday, February 27, 2017, free reservations will be made available for the public open house of the Paris France Temple.

I Love to See the Temple 2017
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Don't miss the 2017 LDS Temple Infographic created by 3D temple modeler Brian Olson. This year's version includes historic representations of temples that have been altered over the years.

Preparing for Fall Open House in Meridian, Idaho
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Inside the Meridian Idaho Temple, workers are painting walls and installing millwork as the building is prepared for its fall open house beginning October 21 and continuing through November 11. The temple will be dedicated on November 19.

More Landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Monday, February 13, 2017
Significant progress has been made on the drought-tolerant landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple, featuring a nice variety of cactus and other desert plants. Gold leafing work continues on the exterior symbols.

Preparing for Floor Slab at Durban South Africa Temple
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Backfilling of the Durban South Africa Temple foundation has begun and scaffolding has been erected across the foundation walls as workers prepare for the main-level floor slab. Concrete forms are coming down from the exterior walls of the temple missionary housing building.

Scaffolding Removed from Side of Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Thursday, February 9, 2017
With the parapet poured for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, scaffolding has been removed from the south side of the building. Attention now turns to pouring the base for the tower, which will rise high on the east side. Progress continues simultaneously on the patron housing facility.

Less Than a Year to Go in Cedar City
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Cedar City Utah Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, December 10, just in time for Christmas. Construction is advancing with dry wall installation.

Arequipa Peru Temple Groundbreaking Announced
Monday, February 6, 2017
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Arequipa Peru Temple has been announced for Saturday, March 4, 2017. Elder Carlos A. Godoy, president of the South America Northwest Area, will preside. The ceremony will be transmitted via internet to stake centers within the proposed temple district.

Building Details Gilded at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Sunday, February 5, 2017
The symbolic architectural details located on the upper corners of the Tucson Arizona Temple have been covered in gold leaf, coordinating beautifully with the angel Moroni statue. The temple will be completed in time for a June open house, followed by a cultural celebration and dedication in August.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Construction Progress
Friday, February 3, 2017
Concrete has been poured for the main body of the steeple that crowns the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. The structure will later be topped by a domed cupola and lantern. On the exterior walls, a black waterproofing membrane is being applied over the concrete surface.

Staking Entrance Buildings at the Durban Temple Site
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Workers have surveyed and staked the ground for some ancillary facilities at the Durban South Africa Temple site including a guardhouse at the entrance. The temple foundation continues to be waterproofed while concrete exterior walls are being poured for the missionary housing building.

A Closer Look at the Lisbon Meetinghouse
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
New photographs show the structural framing work progressing for the chapel adjoining the Lisbon Portugal Temple.

A West-Side View of the Kinshasa Temple
Monday, January 30, 2017
A view of the west side of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple shows the black waterproofing membranes being attached to the exterior walls in addition to rebar being set for a concrete pour along the roof line.

Setting Concrete Forms for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Sunday, January 29, 2017
A tower crane at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is delivering concrete forms to the top of the exterior walls where they are being set in preparation for pouring the parapet—a low wall along the roof line that will add distinction to the building and shield rooftop equipment from view.

Below-Grade Work Continues in Frankfurt
Saturday, January 28, 2017
At the Frankfurt Germany Temple renovation site, laborers are making progress on repair work needed to the foundation of the temple and the underground patron walkways. Rolls of rebar on site will be used to add structural reinforcement.

December Dedication Scheduled for Cedar City Utah Temple
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Cedar City Utah Temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, December 10, 2017, following a cultural celebration the previous evening. The public will have an opportunity to tour the building from October 27 through November 18, 2017, except for Sundays.

Meridian Idaho Temple Opening Dates Announced
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The First Presidency has announced that the public open house for the Meridian Idaho Temple will be held October 21 through November 11, 2017, except for Sundays. Following a Saturday evening cultural celebration, the edifice will be dedicated on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Summer Dedication Slated for Tucson Arizona Temple
Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Tucson Arizona Temple will open to the public for an open house beginning Saturday, June 3, 2017, and continuing through Saturday, June 24, 2017, except for Sundays. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, August 13, following a cultural celebration the evening prior.

Scaffolding Erected Along North Wall of Concepción Temple
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Work has begun on attaching precast concrete cladding to the exterior of the Concepción Chile Temple. Workers started along the base of the north wall where scaffolding has been erected. The first panels of stone are located just below the scaffolding plank.

"For verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house."
—D&C 84:5

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