Courtesy of Stan Kartchner

Temple News & Updates – Week of February 6, 2017

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Barranquilla Colombia Temple Progress

Courtesy of Orlando Garizabalo

Update: Concrete has been poured for the main body of the steeple on the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

Temple Facts: Once completed, this will be the second temple in Colombia, following the Bogota Colombia Temple.

Gilded Details Added to Tucson Arizona Temple

Update: Symbolic details on the temple have been covered in gold leaf in order to coordinate with the angel Moroni statue.

Temple Facts: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presided over the groundbreaking ceremony which was held October 17, 2015.

Courtesy of Stan Kartchner

Arequipa Peru Temple Groundbreaking announced

Update: The groundbreaking for the Arequipa Peru Temple will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The ceremony will be overseen by Elder Carlos A. Godoy, president of the South America Northwest Area.

Temple Facts: This temple, Peru’s third, was announced by President Thomas S. Monson on October 6, 2012.

Progress Continues in Cedar City

Update: The Cedar City Utah Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, December 10, 2017.

Temple Facts: Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy presided over the groundbreaking ceremony, which was held on August 8, 2015.

Courtesy of Stacie Frehner

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