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Temple News & Updates | Week of 27 August 2017

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Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at)

Progress in South Africa

Crews are making significant progress on the Durban South Africa Temple. Plastering is underway at the electrical housing; waterproofing, subsoil-drain work, and backfilling are progressing at the entrance building; brick is being laid at the missionary housing facility. At the temple, the concrete roof slab has been poured.

Courtesy of Site Missionary


Main Floor Walls Finished in Peru

Courtesy of Templo de ArequipaPerú Facebook page

Construction is rapidly advancing on the Arequipa Peru Temple. The structural walls for the main floor are in place, and rebar is being set in place for the second-floor walls. Adjacent to the temple, a housing facility is also under construction.


Floodwater in Houston

Hurricane Harvey brought devastating floods to South Texas this week. The Houston Texas Temple, the ancillary building, and several nearby meetinghouses took on water as rains fell. The temple, which is overseen by President Marshall Hayes, has ruined carpet and furniture on the main floor, and the baptistry flooded to the ceiling. The Cypress LDS Stake Center is open as a shelter for displaced residents, as well as an organization site for volunteers who are willing to use their boats, jet skis, canoes, and kayaks to rescue nearby residents.


Progress Update from Brazil

The Fortaleza Brazil Temple complex is progressing at a steady rate. On the temple, work continues on attaching a vapor barrier. Crews have finished adding a roof to the patron housing facility and they are currently erecting exterior walls for the meetinghouse.

Courtesy of Nelson Feitosa Rodrigues | Patron housing (left) and Temple (right)


Open House Dates & Links for Tickets

Meridian Idaho Temple
Saturday 21 October – Saturday 11 November
Tickets Available Here Beginning Monday 25 September 2017


Cedar City Utah Temple
Friday 27 October – Saturday 18 November
Tickets Available Here Beginning Monday 2 October 2017


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Natalie Bruce
Natalie Bruce
Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.

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