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



Hicks Creek Fire Burns Near Cedar City Utah Temple

A recent photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple shows smoke billowing from the nearby Hicks Creek Fire. Crews are actively fighting to contain the flames just a few miles from the city. Construction continues on the temple where sprinkler systems are being installed and bushes planted.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Structural Framing Rising for Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Thursday, October 20, 2016
At the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, columns of rebar are rising from concrete forms as workers erect the structural framing.

One Year After Concepción Chile Temple Groundbreaking
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepción Chile Temple. The concrete exterior walls for the temple have been erected, and work continues on assembling the steel framework for the steeple. It is the second temple to be constructed in Chile.

Groundbreaking Anniversary for the Tucson Temple
Monday, October 17, 2016
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple has progressed rapidly since its formal groundbreaking, held one year ago today.

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Dedicated
Sunday, October 16, 2016
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Fort Collins Colorado Temple today. He said: "When you see those majestic mountains…to the west and the plains to the east, and here, right at this wonderful intersection…is the house of the Lord."

Removing Concrete Bleachers from Lisbon Temple Site
Friday, October 14, 2016
At the construction site for the Lisbon Portugal Temple complex, workers are finishing up the removal of concrete bleachers from the former game field where the meetinghouse will be constructed. The temple will be built on a former parking lot, currently used as a staging area.

First Art Glass Installed in the Tower of the Cedar City Utah Temple
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Newly installed art glass is adding to the stateliness of the Cedar City Utah Temple tower, which was capped by a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni just under a month ago. Landscaping efforts continue around the temple grounds where visitors can spy large landscaping rocks, retaining walls, decorative fence posts and lamp posts, and extensive asphalt and concrete curbing. Plenty of work remains on the interior of the temple, which is in the preliminary stages of construction.

Fort Collins Colorado Temple to Be Dedicated This Sunday
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
The Fort Collins Colorado Temple will begin operation next week, following its dedication this Sunday in three sessions. Youth have prepared a wonderful cultural celebration that will be held this Saturday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Hughes Stadium on the Colorado State University campus.

Meridian Temple Grounds
Saturday, October 8, 2016
New additions to the Meridian Idaho Temple grounds include concrete landscaping structures, fence posts, lamp posts, and walkways.

Star Valley Temple Open House Tours End Tomorrow
Friday, October 7, 2016
Tomorrow is the last chance for guests to tour the new Star Valley Wyoming Temple, located in the town of Afton. Tour reservations are free. The temple is the first in the state of Wyoming and will go into operation following its formal dedication on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

Street Entrance Cut for Durban South Africa Temple
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Late last month, the main street entrance to the Durban South Africa Temple site was cut and is nearly ready for use. Steel workers continue to place rebar in preparation for the foundations of the temple and missionary housing facility. Storm water systems are being installed.

Video Construction Update on the Tucson Arizona Temple
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Take an exciting 90-second flight over the Tucson Arizona Temple in a newly posted video update. Standing among cactus and other spiny plants, the temple has blossomed as a rose in the desert, offering striking architectural beauty and symmetry. The western parking lots have been poured.

Concepción Steeple Framework
Monday, October 3, 2016
A large crane has hoisted steel beams into place for the framework of the Concepción Chile Temple tower. Framing is also in place for the roof of the adjacent housing facility.

186th Semiannual General Conference
Saturday, October 1, 2016
The remaining sessions of General Conference will be broadcast from the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and October 2, 2016. The Sunday morning session will include a Music and the Spoken Word broadcast at 9:30 a.m.

Public Welcome at Hartford Connecticut Temple
Friday, September 30, 2016
Following several days of VIP/Media tours, the Hartford Connecticut Temple has opened to the general public. All are welcome including children of all ages. The public open house continues through Saturday, October 22, 2016.

Defining the Cedar City Utah Temple Grounds
Thursday, September 29, 2016
A concrete mixer at the Cedar City Utah Temple delivers fresh concrete to the temple grounds as new fence posts are sunk and additional curbing and walkways are poured, creating distinct areas for cars, patrons, and gardens. The bulk of work required on the interior still remains.

Star Valley Open House Tours Continue Through October 8
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Mountains, hayfields, and wagon rides help paint a picture of the idyllic mountain setting where volunteers are warmly welcoming guests to the open house of the Star Valley Wyoming Temple. The public is invited to tour the temple through October 8, except for October 1 and 2.

Hartford Connecticut Temple Opens to the Public
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Beginning this Friday, September 30, and continuing through Saturday, October 22, 2016, the public is invited to tour the newly completed Hartford Connecticut Temple, located in Farmington. Access the news release for interior photographs.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Architectural Details
Monday, September 26, 2016
A supplemental virtual tour produced for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple explores the inspiration behind the architectural details of this exquisite building, which pays homage to both American and Church history. The temple was recently dedicated on September 18.

"And thou shalt bring Aaron and his sons unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and wash them with water. And thou shalt put upon Aaron the holy garments, and anoint him, and sanctify him."
—Exodus 40:12–13

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