Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced, during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we decided to post weekly (every Sunday) updates about the temples from around the world. What better way to stay up to date on what is going on with His holy houses.
Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com 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) ldsdaily.com.
Fort Collins Temple To Be Dedicated October 16
Update: The Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be dedicated on Sunday, October 16th in three different sessions.
Temple Facts: The Fort Collins Colorado Temple was announced in the April 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2013 by Elder Ronald A Rasband. The temple will be approximately 30,389 square feet, will serve members in Northern Colorado, southern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. The Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be the second temple in the state of Colorado.
Cedar City Update
Construction Update: Art glass was just installed at the Cedar City Utah Temple. Landscaping work is also taking place as they move forward with interior work.
Temple Facts: The Cedar City Utah Temple was announced in the April 2013 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2015 by Elder L. Whitney Clayton. The temple will be approximately 42,657 square feet, will serve members in 17 stakes in Southern Utah and Eastern Nevada. The Cedar City Utah Temple will be the seventeenth temple in Utah. Estimated completion is late 2017.
Lisbon Temple Update
Construction Update: A new meetinghouse will be built on a former game field. As a result, construction workers have worked to remove some concrete bleachers. The Lisbon Portugal Temple will be built on a former parking lot.
Temple Facts: The Lisbon Portugal Temple was announced in October 2010. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on December 5, 2015 by Patrick Kearon. The members in Portugal currently attend the Madrid Spain Temple, which is about a 390-mile (625-kilometer) drive from Lisbon. The Lisbon Portugal Temple will be the first temple built in Portugal. Estimated completion is 2019.
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