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Fasting for Construction of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Many members in the Willamette Valley recently participated in a fast for the construction of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple. Excavation and site preparation activities have taken place, but the building permits needed to allow construction of the temple to move forward have not yet been issued. A lot of work is taking place behind the scenes including quarrying stone for the exterior cladding. Members are encouraged to continue fasting, praying, and attending the temple in Portland or Medford.
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Excavation Underway for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Excavation activity has begun at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple site where a groundbreaking ceremony was held last month. Visitors to the construction site are invited to visit the Welcome Center trailer on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment. The missionary couple are happy to answer questions and to provide additional information on the current status of the temple and upcoming plans.
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Groundbreaking Held for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Elder Valeri V. Cordón, first counselor in the North America West Area presidency, presided at the groundbreaking for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple on Saturday, October 29, 2022. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 10.5-acre site at the intersection of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield. Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, October 31, and is anticipated to last two to three years. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Cordón said: "We pray that the temple will be a beacon of hope and peace that inspires this community to come unto Christ even in its construction phase."
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Site Clearing Underway for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

Heavy machinery has begun to clear vegetation from the site of the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony that has been scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2022. The choice piece of property is located east of Eugene in the city of Springfield, surrounded by beautiful natural features including groves of trees, rolling hills, and the meandering McKenzie River.
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Groundbreaking Date Announced for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple has been announced for Saturday, October 29, 2022. Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America West Area presidency, will preside. The 10.5-acre temple site is located at the corner of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, Oregon. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.
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Location and Official Name Announced for Temple in Eugene, Oregon

The temple announced for Eugene, Oregon, in the April 2021 General Conference has been officially named the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple. The temple will be constructed on a 10.5-acre site at the intersection of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, Oregon, a suburb of Eugene. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet. The temple will serve more than 30,000 Latter-day Saints in West-Central Oregon. A groundbreaking announcement will be made later.