Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Yigo Guam Temple

Final stages of construction; temple president and matron arrive in Guam; estimated to be completed in mid- to late 2021
Yigo Guam Temple

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Marine Corps Drive and Milalak Drive


7 October 2018

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

4 May 2019 by Yoon Hwan Choi

Architectural Features: 

Single attached end tower

Ordinance Rooms: 

One instruction room, one sealing room, and one baptistry

Total Floor Area: 

6,860 square feet

Groundbreaking Ceremony

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. "Temples are not just buildings," he said. "A temple is a university for us to learn how to return to Heavenly Father." Elder Kazuhiko Yamashita, General Authority Seventy, also addressed the congregation. "What will you engrave in your heart today to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Yigo Temple?" he asked. "I engrave in my heart my commitment to serve the Lord."1

Construction Status

On February 24, 2019, the Yigo chapel was permanently closed for demolition. The site will be prepared for construction of the Yigo Guam Temple and a new meetinghouse located behind the temple.

Temple Rendering

On February 1, 2019, the official artist rendering of the temple was released to the public.

Temple Site

The Yigo Guam Temple will be constructed on the site of the existing Yigo chapel located at the corner of Marine Corps Drive and Milalak Drive in the village of Yigo.

Temple Announcement

Bringing the blessings of the temple to the remote islands of Micronesia, President Russell M. Nelson announced the Yigo Guam Temple on October 7, 2018, during the last session of General Conference. The tiny island of Guam, a territory of the United States, sits in the western Pacific and boasts a population of 166,000 people. Missionaries from the Church first arrived in Guam in 1957, and membership has since grown to more than 2,500 Latter-day Saints.2

Temple Facts

The Yigo Guam Temple will be the first temple built in Micronesia.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Yigo Guam Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple and San Juan Puerto Rico Temple.

  1. "Ground Broken for Three International Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 May 2019.
  2. "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.

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