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Elder Rasband Visits the Durban South Africa Temple Site

Watch a video of Elder Ronald A. Rasband's visit to the Durban South Africa Temple site, including his encouragement for members to prepare for The House of the Lord.

Monday, May 22, 2017

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Paris France Temple Becomes 156th Operating Temple
Sunday, May 21, 2017
President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency dedicated the Paris France Temple today, making it the 156th operating temple of the Church. It is a long-anticipated temple and the first to be constructed in mainland France.

Cladding Begins Around Base of Tower for the Concepción Chile Temple
Saturday, May 20, 2017
The first façade panel for the tower of the Concepción Chile Temple was set in place this week. The glass fiber reinforced concrete is lightweight but durable, allowing for highly detailed ornamental concrete. Cladding of the north wall is nearly finished.

Exterior Lighting Tests Begin at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Cedar City residents were treated last night with the first exterior lighting tests for the Cedar City Utah Temple. The recently installed lighting system accentuates the building's distinctive architecture and holy purpose. Meanwhile, finish work progresses on the interior of the temple.

Paris France Temple to Be Dedicated on Sunday
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A total of 47,561 visitors toured the beautiful Paris France Temple during its three-week public open house, which concluded on Saturday, May 13, 2017. A youth cultural celebration will be held this Saturday, May 20, 2017, followed by the dedication of the temple on Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Reserve Your Tucson Temple Tour
Monday, May 15, 2017
Open house tickets are now available for walking tours of the Tucson Arizona Temple from Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 24, 2017. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, August 13, 2017.

Progress on Upper Walls of Durban South Africa Temple
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Some of the upper walls of the Durban South Africa Temple have been poured and cured while rebar and concrete shuttering are being set for the next walls. The foundations for the utility facilities are being poured, and preliminary work has started for the upper floor of the missionary building.

Excavation Progressing for the Arequipa Peru Temple
Friday, May 12, 2017
Excavation for the foundation of the Arequipa Peru Temple is well underway, as much of the site preparation took place before the groundbreaking ceremony was held two months ago. The general contractor has also started preliminary work for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.

Cutaway Model of Paris France Temple Featured in Visitors' Center
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
After the open house concludes for the Paris France Temple this Saturday, the public will still have the opportunity to glimpse inside the building by way of a intricately detailed cutaway model prominently displayed in the visitors' center. The center also features a breathtaking stained-glass window depicting the Lord, Jesus Christ.

12 Days Left to Tour the Idaho Falls Temple
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Join the tens of thousands of visitors taking advantage of the rare opportunity to tour the newly renovated Idaho Falls Idaho Temple through Saturday, May 20.

Concrete Forms Going Up for Upper Walls of Durban Temple
Monday, May 8, 2017
The Durban South Africa Temple is growing taller as concrete shuttering progresses for the building's upper walls. Backfilling of the foundation for the missionary housing facility is completed, and concrete support columns are being poured. The temple is South Africa's second.

Elder and Sister Christofferson Tour the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Friday, May 5, 2017
During a 12-day trip from April 13–24 to Colombia and Ecuador, Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson toured the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site, where construction activities are steadily advancing. Elder Christofferson encouraged the Saints to prepare for the temple during a devotional address saying: "A more holy you would be a wonderful offering to take to the temple."

Wrapping Up Landscaping for the Tucson Arizona Temple
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The final trees, shrubs, and rolls of sod are being planted on the grounds of the Tucson Arizona Temple. The majority of the landscaping features natural desert vegetation, but a few patches of dark green grass have been incorporated near the temple proper.

General Contractor Begins Work on the Arequipa Peru Temple
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The construction team for the Arequipa Peru Temple has officially kicked off the project and commenced the work of preparing the site for the new buildings. Under the direction of the general contractor, COSAPI, the site is being leveled and staked with some excavation started.

A New Perspective on the Kinshasa DRC Temple
Monday, May 1, 2017
The latest photograph of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple gives a bird's-eye view of the construction progress. Crews have been setting the steel trusses that will provide the structural support for the roof.

President Uchtdorf Visits Frankfurt Germany Temple
Saturday, April 29, 2017
On April 11, 2017, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited the Frankfurt Germany Temple during a European tour from April 5–15. President and Sister Uchtdorf were married and started their family in Frankfurt. They love to return for visits.

A View from Above of the Cedar City Utah Temple
Friday, April 28, 2017
New photographs submitted for the Cedar City Utah Temple provide an aerial update of the temple exterior and grounds where fresh tulips are bringing color and life to the traditional Southern Utah desert landscape. An eighteenth temple for Utah was announced this month for Saratoga Springs.

Six Months to Meridian Idaho Temple Open House
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Construction of the Meridian Idaho Temple has entered its final six-month stretch, as open house tours begin in October. Those interested in the construction are invited to visit the Welcome Center. Currently, the art glass is being adjusted.

"And early in the morning [Jesus] came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him; and he sat down, and taught them."
—John 8:2

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