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Temple News & Updates | Week of 20 October 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and 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)

Arequipa Peru Temple Begins Public Open House

Photo Courtesy of Somos Barrio La Punta Facebook Page

This past week, the Presidency of the South America Northeast Area has invited the public to participate in the open house for the Arequipa Peru Temple, which will begin on Friday, November 15, and will continue through November 30. Free tours will be offered from 7AM until 9PM.

Structural Framing Continues at the Pocatello Idaho Temple

Photo Courtesy of Rick Satterfield

The Pocatello Idaho Temple is moving forward with construction as the structural framing begins to rise from the base of the construction lot. The structural framing is beginning at the north end of the temple and moving south and east.

President Ballard Rededicates the Raleigh North Carolina Temple

After nearly two years of renovation, the Raleigh North Carolina Temple was recently rededicated this past Sunday by President M. Russell Ballard, the current acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Both the exterior and interior of this beautiful temple was renovated during the course of the past years, including the enclosing portico, enlarging the tower, and cladding the exterior in limestone. On October 22, 2019, the temple will officially be open to members and visitors. Read our full article here about the rededication of this beautiful temple within North Carolina.

 Window Work at the Mesa Arizona Temple Added to Renovations

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

As the renovations of the Mesa Arizona Temple continue forward, window work has been added as the scaffolding has returned to the upper walls of the temple. These windows contribute to the iconic exterior appearance of the temple in Mesa. Another iconic and long-standing tradition at the temple is the presence of citrus trees, that will remain among the various renovations.

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