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Groundbreaking Preparations

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.

Monday, April 20, 2015

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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.

Indianapolis Tickets Available in July
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Free reservations to tour the interior of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple will be taken online beginning Friday, July 3, 2015. Decorative painting is currently proceeding inside the temple.

An Open Invitation to the Star Valley Temple Groundbreaking
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The presidency of the Afton Wyoming Stake has issued an open invitation to all who wish to participate in the Star Valley Wyoming Temple groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m. The services will also be broadcast to the Afton Tabernacle for those with special needs.

Advancing Construction of the Rome Italy Temple
Thursday, March 26, 2015
In the coming weeks, construction activity is expected to resume at the Rome Italy Temple complex where the four buildings stand with nearly completed exteriors. Several new contractors, including Church employees, will be flown to Rome to guide the work to completion.

The Provo City Center Temple at Dawn
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Mountains and city lights create a beautiful backdrop to the Provo City Center Temple where workers get an early start each morning. Outside, trees are being planted and sidewalks poured. Inside, doors and trimwork are being installed.

"Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts."
—Malachi 3:1

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