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Ceremony Celebrates the Construction of the McAllen Texas Temple

"As the central spire rises heavenward to this beautiful house of the Lord, might we as God’s children ever increase our faith and look to the heavens for wisdom and not to the ever-shifting values of the world," said Elder Art Rascon, an Area Seventy, at the groundbreaking for the McAllen Texas Temple on November 21, 2020. Elder Rascon presided at the small ceremony and offered the prayer dedicating the site. He prayed for the thousands of Latter-day Saints "in this lovely valley in southern Texas and across the border into Mexico who have worked faithfully to establish Thy kingdom and prepared their hearts and minds awaiting this day." He thanked God the Father "for their longsuffering, fervent prayers and continued diligence to live the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Groundbreaking Announced for the McAllen Texas Temple

Elder Art Rascon, an Area Seventy, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the McAllen Texas Temple in November 2020. Attendance at the groundbreaking is by invitation only, but photographs and video of the event will be available to the public shortly afterward. The temple will be constructed on a 10.6-acre site at the northwest corner of Second Street and Trenton Road. It will be a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet with an adjoining meetinghouse.

McAllen Texas Temple Site Location Revealed

The location of the McAllen Texas Temple has been announced as a 10.6-acre field located northwest of the intersection of Second Street and West Trenton Road on the north side of McAllen. The temple will be a single-story building of approximately 25,000 square feet with a central spire. A meetinghouse of over 17,000 square feet will be constructed adjacent to the temple.