Temple News & Updates | Week of 13 September 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.

Construction Fence Installed at the Columbus Ohio Temple

Photo Courtesy of Ralph Kenneth Henricks

The Columbus Ohio Temple has been decommissioned, and a construction fence has been installed around the property as the general contractor begins the work of renovating the interior and exterior of the building. The angel Moroni statue, which currently faces east over the rear side of the temple, will be rotated to face the same direction as the temple entrance.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Steeple Frame

Photo Courtesy of Aaron Tate

The final segment of the steeple frame for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple was set in place today at the center of the tower roof deck. The steeple will eventually be capped by a spire and an angel Moroni statue. Construction of the temple began nearly eleven months ago. Following a few months of site preparation, the structure began to rise to its current height.

Wrapping Up Renovations at the Bern Switzerland Temple

Photo Courtesy of Corrado Hess

A nearly finished renovation project on the grounds of the Bern Switzerland Temple has upgraded the temple access road including new asphalt from the parking lot to the hostel. Renovation continues on the hostel for temple workers with numerous upgrades underway. The temple is currently operating under phase 2 of the reopening plan.

Location Announced for the Davao Philippines Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The location of the Davao Philippines Temple has been announced as the 2.7-acre site of an existing meetinghouse at the intersection of Ma-a Road and Anahaw Road in Barangay Ma-a. The meetinghouse will be demolished and replaced with the temple, a meetinghouse, and housing for patrons and the temple presidency. The two-story temple will be approximately 18,450 square feet. No groundbreaking date has been announced yet.

Ground Broken for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Ground was broken for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple—the country’s second—on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Elder José Bernardo Hernández, an Area Seventy, presided over the event. Elder Hernández, who is originally from San Pedro Sula, said “Personal preparation [to go to the temple] will bring to our lives many unimaginable blessings, such as eternal life and uniting the family for eternity.” He encouraged parents to teach their children the importance of following God’s commandments and invited the youth to attend the temple often to participate in ordinances.

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