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HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

"As a result of the sacred ordinances performed in the holy house of God, no light need be permanently extinguished, no voice permanently stilled, no place in our heart permanently left vacant."
—Thomas S. Monson

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

Special Guests at the Durban South Africa Temple

Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of the Church, and Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Africa Southeast Area presidency, inspected the construction progress at the Durban South Africa Temple on Thursday, November 14. They expressed encouraging words to the construction team and gratitude for their work. The elevator installations have been completed, and electrical has wrapped up. Sealing room mirrors has been installed. Landscaping continues including capping the water feature, stone benches, and planter boxes. The open house begins in two months.

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Rededicated

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the beautifully renovated Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple today, following a weeklong public open house. "The temple is a place of refuge when we face challenges," he said. Patrons will be welcomed at the temple to performance ordinance work beginning Saturday, November 23, 2019. The nearly 20-year-old building was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley on July 16, 2000.

Hong Kong China Temple Renovation Progressing

The decommissioned Hong Kong China Temple is wrapped in white debris netting as interior and exterior renovations are carried out. In front of the building, a covered sidewalk shields pedestrians from the construction activity. The exterior stone of the temple is to be removed, allowing for alterations to the exterior appearance of the building and giving contractors an opportunity to install superior moisture barriers that will protect against Hong Kong's humid subtropical climate.

Enclosing the Main Level of the Pocatello Idaho Temple

As winter weather settles into East Idaho's mountain valleys, contractors at the Pocatello Idaho Temple are enclosing the main level of the building with thick sheets of plastic to retain heat and to allow the pouring of the main floor slab. Framing of the building is transitioning from heavy gauge steel to light gauge steel—visible along the north and northwest sides of the main level. Structural framing is expected to be completed by December, taking the temple another 85 feet higher. No delays have been experienced since construction of the temple began in March.

TEMPLE STATISTICS



217

Total


166

Dedicated


15

Under Construction


36

Announced


The construction and renovation of Latter-day Saint temples is determined by the Church's First Presidency. New temple locations are most often announced at the Church's semiannual General Conference meetings.
 

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Durban South Africa Temple
Sealing room mirrors installed; interior nearing completion; landscaping continues; site inspected by the presiding bishop
Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
94th dedicated temple in operation
Hong Kong China Temple
48th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; interior and exterior renovations underway
Pocatello Idaho Temple
Light gauge structural framing and exterior sheathing progressing; awaiting installation of steel framework for spire