Airplane View of the Yigo Guam Temple
A photograph taken this week from the vantage point of an airplane shows the building site for the Yigo Guam Temple, which is surrounded by a wooden barrier. Although construction equipment has yet to arrive, we can see the cleared land for the temple where the former meetinghouse once stood. Behind the temple site, trees have been cleared for the construction of a new meetinghouse, and across the street, land is being cleared for a housing development.
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.
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.
Demolition of the Yigo Chapel Underway
With two weeks remaining before ground is formally broken for the Yigo Guam Temple, demolition crews have arrived on site to carry out removal of the existing building. The temple will be constructed where the meetinghouse currently stands, and a new meetinghouse will be constructed on the field behind the temple.
Yigo Chapel Closed for Demolition
February was the final month of church services at the Yigo chapel on the island of Guam. The building will be demolished in preparation for construction of the Yigo Guam Temple and a replacement meetinghouse. Members of the Yigo Ward and Dededo Ward will begin attending worship services in March at the stake center in Barrigada. Church was canceled on Sunday due to weather conditions created by Super Typhoon Wutip.
Groundbreaking Announced for the Yigo Guam Temple
Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, president of the Asia North Area, will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Yigo Guam Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The temple and an adjoining meetinghouse will be constructed on the site of an existing meetinghouse located at the corner of Marine Corp Drive and Milalak Drive in the village of Yigo. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only, but the ceremony is expected to be broadcast to chapels within the proposed temple district. Construction of the temple is anticipated to take two years.