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A Thank You to the Yigo Guam Temple Crew

On Friday, October 16, missionaries of the Micronesia Guam Mission shared their appreciation to the workers at the Yigo Guam Temple in the form of chilled sports drinks, handing them bottles as they left the construction site. Scaffolding remains on the front side of the temple while work is well underway on building the exterior walls for the meetinghouse behind the temple.

Progress on the Yigo Guam Temple Exterior

Light-colored earth tones are taking over the bright yellow sealer on the exterior walls of the Yigo Guam Temple. The front side of the building has yet to be completed, including the installation of moldings and the application of paint. Stone trim will be attached along the base of the temple and around the windows openings and doorways.

Moldings Attached to the Yigo Guam Temple Exterior

On the sunny Pacific island of Guam, the Yigo Guam Temple continues to take shape with the addition of handsome moldings being affixed along the top of the exterior walls and around the tower. Painting of the exterior has also begun, especially visible through the scaffolding surrounding the tower. Work is advancing on the interior.

Cupola Installed on Yigo Guam Temple Tower

The stately tower that rises over the entrance to the Yigo Guam Temple has recently been topped by a beautiful ribbed cupola. The exterior walls of the temple have been sealed, and the window openings have been boarded to enclose the structure. It is the first temple to be constructed in the vast region of Micronesia, comprising thousands of islands in the western Pacific Ocean.

Refreshment for the Yigo Guam Temple Construction Crew

Missionaries in the Micronesia Guam Mission make regular visits to the Yigo Guam Temple site to offer refreshment to the hard-working construction crews including cold water and chilled bottles of Gatorade. Scaffolding has been removed from around the sealed and waterproofed exterior walls of the temple. Walls for the tower have been erected over the east end of the building. They will eventually be topped with a dome-like cupola.

Yigo Guam Temple Taking Shape

The rear side of the Yigo Guam Temple is visible from Milalak Drive through the main construction entrance to the project. The concrete exterior walls of the building have been poured, which are surrounded by wooden scaffolding. On top of the roof level, a tower will rise and parapet walls that will provide architectural beauty while shielding rooftop equipment.

Feeding the Construction Workers in Yigo, Guam

Last week, missionaries in the Micronesia Guam Mission brought lunch to grateful subcontractors at the Yigo Guam Temple site. The sacred structure was designed within a compact footprint that debuts some innovative features like multipurpose spaces. The sealing room, for example, can be used for presentation of the endowment.

Yigo Guam Temple Exterior Walls

The exterior walls have been poured for the Yigo Guam Temple, which are visible above the solid construction barrier that surrounds the site. Rebar and concrete forms had been set in place by early November last year when the construction project made the news, due to the death of a construction worker on site from an apparent heart attack. It was estimated that construction would continue for another year.

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, the cleared land for the temple is visible 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.