President Eyring Rededicates the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
"Don’t forget that our ancestors are real," said President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, at the rededication of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple. "They are waiting and when we do their [temple] work, the warm feeling [we feel] is the Spirit. That warm feeling will stay with you forever." The temple was rededicated following a renovation of the interior and exterior that altered the appearance of the temple and made numerous improvements.
Mesa Arizona Temple Landscaping Structures
A retaining wall has been poured around the northwest corner of the Mesa Arizona Temple, and forms are in the place for the southwest corner while footings are visible for the southeast corner. A grid of rebar has been set for the concrete slab for the north reflection pool. Trees that had been transplanted from the original landscaping are being reincorporated into the grounds as new trees continue to appear. Work has begun on altering and expanding the parking area.
Monument Sign Installed at Lisbon Portugal Temple
Three stones inscribed with the name of the Church and the name of the temple have been attached to the concrete sign holder incorporated into the retaining wall system around the Lisbon Portugal Temple. Landscaping and interior finish work continues. The public will be invited to tour the new facility at an open house beginning in three months.
Landscaping the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Grounds
A handsome magnolia tree—a favorite of the South—will serve as the centerpiece of the beautiful grounds on the rear side of the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple. A wide variety of trees and shrubs are being delivered to the construction site for planting. Several stained-glass windows have been installed in the temple.
New Water Feature Completed at Bountiful Utah Temple
The grounds renovation on the east side of the Bountiful Utah Temple has been completed with a new semicircular gathering area, anchored by a stone-clad water feature and surrounded by freshly planted gardens in dark mulch. A new staircase below the east exit doors was also created as part of the project.
Installing Entrance Doors at the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
As installers fit beautiful wrought-iron doors in the entrance opening to the Raleigh North Carolina Temple, landscapers are transforming the grounds with the addition of new curbing, retaining walls, and numerous trees and shrubs. Guests are invited to tour the renovated temple the last full week of September 2019.
Quito Ecuador Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony
It was a beautiful sunny day in Ecuador's capital city for the groundbreaking ceremony held this morning for the Quito Ecuador Temple. Elder Enrique R. Falabella, South America Northwest Area President, presided at the service and gave the site dedicatory prayer. A sweet spirit accompanied the tender testimonies, the moving music, and the powerful prayers. The temple will be the country's second, following the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple (1999).
Exterior Walls Rising for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple
With the foundation walls for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple poured, cured, and backfilled, a tower crane has been erected on site to assist crews who are setting rebar, placing wall forms, and filling form cavities with concrete to create the exterior walls of the temple. Watch a video of the work in progress.
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Grounds
Landscaping efforts are in full swing at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. Concrete crews are making great strides with the hard landscaping by pouring curbing, sidewalks, and driveways. Garden areas are greening up with the addition of sod, trees, and shrubs. Finish work continues on the interior of the temple.
Final Performances of the Mormon Miracle Pageant
The 53rd and final year of performances of the Mormon Miracle Pageant will be presented on eight nights this summer, June 13–15 and 18–22, on the grounds of the Manti Utah Temple. Admission is free, and gates open at 6 p.m. with performances starting at 9:30 p.m. A high level of turnout is expected for these last performances, so plans for accommodations are recommended.
Location of Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Identified
Church representatives have filed preliminary plans with the City of Saratoga Springs for the construction of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Plans call for a three-story, 87,000-square-foot temple with an adjacent 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse on a 22.7-acre site in the new Beacon Pointe development, located west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. Plans have not yet been finalized, so no exterior or interior renderings have been released, and no groundbreaking date has been set.
Oakland California Temple Opens for Tours
The recently renovated Oakland California Temple opens for public tours this Saturday, May 11, through Saturday, June 1, 2019, except for Sundays. Walk-ins are welcome, but guests who have made a reservation will receive priority. This week, tours are being conducted by Elder Quentin L. Cook and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for local community leaders. Take a virtual tour of the temple.
Preparing to Install Underground Utilities at the Pocatello Idaho Temple Site
After hauling off hundreds of tons of dirt per day for weeks, the Pocatello Idaho Temple site has been leveled, and crews are working on finer grading including the definition of parking areas. Large conduits have also been delivered that will be buried for underground utility installation. Watch the latest video update for an aerial view of the construction activity.
Elder Holland Rededicates the Memphis Tennessee Temple
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the Memphis Tennessee Temple today in a single session. The temple closed on September 29, 2017, for a major renovation that fully updated the interior, exterior, and grounds. The floor plan was slightly modified, and ventilation issues were addressed.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Puerto Rican members gathered today at the temple site and at local meetinghouses to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, presided by Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area. Beautiful testimonies of Jesus Christ were born and gratitude was expressed for the coming temple that will spare members the time and expense of flights to other temple locations.
Praia Cabo Verde Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, with Elder Paul V. Johnson, president of the Europe Area, presiding. At the conclusion of the service, numerous members took the opportunity to turn dirt with the gold-painted shovels and to take photographs commemorating the joyful event.
Ground Broken for the Yigo Guam Temple
Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, president of the Asia North Area, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Yigo Guam Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. In his remarks, he quoted Elder Robert D. Hales who said: "Temples are the greatest university of learning known to man." Construction of the temple and a new meetinghouse is anticipated to take two years.
Rededication Announced for the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
The Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple will be rededicated by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in a single session held on Sunday, November 17, 2019. The public is invited to tour the renovated temple before its rededication from October 26 through November 2, 2019, except for Sunday, October 27. The temple will open for ordinance work on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Raleigh North Carolina Temple to Be Rededicated
President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will preside over the rededication of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Prior to the rededication, the public is invited to tour the renovated building from September 21 through September 28, 2019, except for Sunday, September 22. The temple will be available for ordinance work beginning Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Wings Added to Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Structural steel framing continues to rise for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, including the recent addition of the east and west wings. The temple stands near the entrance monument to The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater in Southwest Winnipeg. Framing is also advancing on the adjacent meetinghouse.
Rebuilding the Mesa Arizona Temple Entrance
The iconic inscription stone over the west entrance to the Mesa Arizona Temple has been removed as crews prepare to make modifications including new structural reinforcement, a new inscription stone, new doors and lighting, and the addition of two more terra cotta columns. Progress continues on the landscaping structures being built on the north side of the temple. The landscaping was planned to provide unobstructed views of the temple from Main Street.
Calgary Alberta Temple Open This Summer
The scale and timing of a renovation project planned for the Calgary Alberta Temple has been modified, meaning the temple will no longer be closed for the summer. Planning for the project is being carried out during the current maintenance closure. The temple reopens to patrons on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. It closes again for a month beginning September 2, 2019, when the renovation project will be executed.
Buildings Come Down at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Site
The final remnants of the Lima North Institute of Religion building can be seen rising above the walls that surround the future site of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. The institute building and an adjoining meetinghouse were both demolished to allow the site to be converted to a temple complex. Construction on the temple, two housing facilities, and an underground parking structure begin next month with a formal groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Elder Uchtdorf's Invitation to the Frankfurt Germany Temple Open House
During a recent visit to Friedrichsdorf, Germany, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Harriet, addressed thousands of Europeans at a devotional held on Saturday, April 20, 2019. While there, Elder Uchtdorf also recorded a video invitation to the public to come to the Frankfurt Germany Temple open house.
Preparing the Yigo Guam Temple Site
Demolition of the Yigo meetinghouse on the island of Guam has been completed, and the site is being cleared in preparation for Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony for the Yigo Guam Temple. The temple is not only the first to be constructed in Guam but also the first to be constructed in all the islands of Micronesia.
Millwork Beautifying the Durban South Africa Temple
The interior of the Durban South Africa Temple is feeling more templelike as craftsmen attach beautiful pieces of millwork to the walls and ceilings including cornices and pilasters. Marble flooring, thresholds, and baseboards are also being installed while work continues on installing fixtures for various mechanical and electrical systems. More sod has been laid around the east and south sides of the grounds, and crews are cladding the entrance retaining walls and laying pieces of the beautiful medallion around the water feature. Irrigation lines are being laid, walkways poured, and parking areas established.
Washington D.C. Temple Renovation Progressing on Schedule
It's been over a year since the Washington D.C. Temple closed for a major renovation of the interior, exterior, and grounds. Over the past several months, the parking lots have been refreshed, some trees have been removed, new water lines have been installed, and refurbishment of the stained glass, exterior marble, and spire panels continues. Work is also progressing on the interior including upgrades to the elevators. Crews are uplifted by weekly devotionals and treats provided by local members. The temple is anticipated to be completed in the latter half of 2020.
Exterior Stone Cladding Completed for the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple
Scaffolding has been removed from the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple with the completion of the exterior stone cladding and the installation of stained-glass windows in the steeple. The temple stands next to the stake center for the Baton Rouge Louisiana Stake at the edge of a heavily wooded area on the southern side of the city.
Trees Planted Around the Lisbon Portugal Temple
Landscaping efforts at the Lisbon Portugal Temple complex have reached the grounds immediately surrounding the temple where magnolia, pine, and palm trees are being planted along the temple walls. Soft landscaping around the meetinghouse and parking area has been established for several months.
Open House Begins Saturday for Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Public tours of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple begin this Saturday, April 27, and continue for three weeks through Saturday, May 18, 2019 (except for Sundays). Those arriving at the temple complex will be guided to a parking space and to the meetinghouse across from the temple where tours will begin. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, June 2, 2019.