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Ground Broken for the Moses Lake Washington Temple

Elder David L. Stapleton, Area Seventy, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Moses Lake Washington Temple on Saturday afternoon, October 10, 2020. "Please help us as we not only dedicate this ground," he said in his site dedicatory prayer, "but also rededicate our lives to Thee and Thy purposes when this new temple will be completed in all its beauty." Due to social distancing guidelines, attendance was limited to a small group of individuals who came together to mark the beginning of construction of Washington's fourth temple. Groundbreaking coordinator Steve Jorgensen said in his remarks, "We are recipients of this blessing because of the pioneer heritage of those who came. Many of us today are children or grandchildren of the early pioneers."

Site Preparation for the Moses Lake Washington Temple

Garden tools and light machinery are preparing the site of the Moses Lake Washington Temple for the groundbreaking that is scheduled to occur this month. A specific day has not been publicly announced. The property has been fenced, and strips of sod are being laid to beautify the ceremony location. The building permits are currently being reviewed and are anticipated to be issued shortly.

Moses Lake Washington Temple Groundbreaking Announced

Elder David L. Stapleton, an Area Seventy, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Moses Lake Washington Temple next month. A specific day was not announced. To adhere to the local government's social distancing guidelines, attendance will be by invitation only. Photographs and video of the event will be made available to the media and public through the Church Newsroom website following the services. The 20,000-square-foot temple and an adjoining 17,000-square-foot meetinghouse will be constructed on a 17-acre site on Yonezawa Boulevard.

Request to Build in Moses Lake, Washington

Church representatives recently submitted a request to the City of Moses Lake to authorize construction of the Moses Lake Washington Temple and a new stake center on unplatted land. The resolution was placed on the City Council's consent agenda for routine approval at its regular meeting last night. The recommendation from City staff was that the resolution be approved with the requirement that the property be platted within one year. The resolution will allow building permits to be pulled before the platting process is finalized.

Exterior Renderings Released for Temples in Washington and Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published exterior renderings today of the Moses Lake Washington Temple, Tooele Valley Utah Temple, and Washington County Utah Temple, as project leaders prepare to submit public documents to government officials for approval. Interior renderings and groundbreaking dates for each temple will be announced later.

Site Announced for Moses Lake Washington Temple

A 17-acre site on Yonezawa Boulevard between Division Street and Road K NE has been announced as the future location of the Moses Lake Washington Temple. The single-story temple will be approximately 20,000 square feet with a central spire. A 17,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also share the property. Project leaders will soon submit preliminary plans and applications to the local government to begin the process of approval. Interior and exterior renderings will be released once plans have been finalized.