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



Hundreds Gather for Groundbreaking Services in Star Valley

The little town of Afton, Wyoming, filled with hundreds of residents and guests today who came to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Public Tours of the Payson Utah Temple Begin
Friday, April 24, 2015
Beginning today and continuing through Saturday, May 23, hundreds of thousands of visitors will descend upon Payson, Utah to tour the interior of the new temple. Those unable to tour the temple in person may enjoy this virtual tour of the interior.

Fort Collins Panel Installation Nearing Completion
Friday, April 24, 2015
Few portions of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple remain uncovered by the highly detailed concrete panels that form the exterior—most notably the body of the tower. Window installation is underway, and work has begun on roughing in plumbing and mechanical and electrical systems.

A View from the North of the Meridian Idaho Temple
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Rising on a bluff just south of the Boise River, the beautiful Meridian Idaho Temple will be visible from many parts of the Treasure Valley. Structural framing for the temple continues, which can be observed from the Welcome Center—open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

17-Foot Fountain Installed at Provo City Center Temple
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The exquisitely detailed bronze Victorian fountain that anchors the landscaping south of the Provo City Center Temple has been set in place. Features include ornamental nozzles and a finial cast in the style of a newel post from the tabernacle. Window installation is underway at the pavilion.

Public Invited to Tour Payson Utah Temple
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
VIP and media tours have begun at the new Payson Utah Temple—the third in Utah County. Tours for the general public begin on Friday and continue for four weeks. A preview of the interior can be found at the Newsroom site.

Exterior Lighting for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The new exterior lighting system at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple creates a beautiful contrast of light and shadow that accentuates the building's architectural features. The temple will open to the public this July for a three-week open house before its dedication on Sunday, August 23.

Groundbreaking Preparations
Monday, April 20, 2015
In anticipation of this Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, a shovel-turning plot has been prepared at the site just off Highway 89.

Interior Work Progressing at Tijuana Mexico Temple
Friday, April 17, 2015
Laborers at the Tijuana Mexico Temple have nearly seven months to complete the building before doors open for the public open house in November. With the exterior finished including the wrought-iron fence, work is progressing inside on painting walls and laying beautiful tile.

Sapporo Japan Temple Spire Awaiting Installation
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The spire that will be attached atop the Sapporo Japan Temple is on site, surrounded by scaffolding and awaiting installation. Work on the entrance pond continues, which will feature boulders surrounded by water. Satellite imagery of the temple complex is now available.

Córdoba Argentina Temple Open House Begins
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
At the Córdoba Argentina Temple, open house tours have begun for VIP and media guests. Tours for the general public begin Friday, April 17, and conclude on Saturday, May 2. The public may preview the interior by accessing the official photographs.

Open House Tickets Now Available for Payson Utah Temple
Monday, April 13, 2015
Free reservations for the Payson Utah Temple open house are now available through the online reservation system. The month-long open house beings on Friday, April 24, and ends on May 23.

Meridian Temple Grows Taller
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Structural steel framing for the Meridian Idaho Temple has reached the building's top level with layers of corrugated steel defining the three floors and the entrance canopy.

Four Weeks to the Trujillo Peru Temple Open House
Friday, April 10, 2015
Beginning Friday, May 8, the general public will have its first opportunity to tour Peru's second temple, located in the northern city of Trujillo. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped, featuring numerous palm trees and other tropical plants. The temple will be dedicated on June 21.

Curbing Being Poured at Fort Collins Temple Grounds
Thursday, April 9, 2015
New curbing at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple is defining the spaces that will become parking lots and beautiful landscaped gardens. Concrete panels continue to be attached to the temple exterior while mechanical and electrical systems are being roughed in inside.

Preparing for Open House in Payson, Utah
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
A road grader spreads gravel over the auxiliary parking lot being created for the large number of visitors expected at the Payson temple open house. Free tickets for the event will be issued through an online reservation system beginning Monday.

Three New Temples Announced at General Conference
Sunday, April 5, 2015
During his remarks at the Sunday Morning Session of the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Monson announced new temples to be constructed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Bangkok, Thailand.

Members Invited to 185th Annual General Conference
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Messages of inspiration and guidance will be delivered by the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and general officers of the Church at this weekend's General Conference. The Women's Session was held on Saturday, March 28.

Pedestrian-Friendly Grounds at the Provo City Center Temple
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Downtown Provo pedestrians who pass through the Provo City Center Temple grounds will be in for a treat, once the temple is dedicated. The generous lighting, wide walkways, and beautiful array of trees and flowers are a walker's dream. Lighting tests of the lampposts are now underway.

New Photographs of Meridian Temple
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Photographs of the Meridian Idaho Temple taken on Sunday show the latest progress including the footings that have been poured for the adjoining stake center.

Freiberg Germany Temple Demolition Underway
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Construction workers at the Freiberg Germany Temple are busy with demolition activities including the removal of shingles and timber from the roof structure. The temple closed in early February for a renovation project that is expected to last until May 2016.

"Within the sound of my voice are many young women, young men, and children. I plead with you to be worthy, to be steadfast, and to look forward with great anticipation to the day you will receive the ordinances and blessings of the temple."
—David A. Bednar

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