Temple News & Updates | Week of 20 September 2020

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Salta Argentina Temple Groundbreaking Further Postponed

Image Courtesy of Gislaine Nazário

A second postponement has been announced for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Salta Argentina Temple. The service was originally announced for August 15 and then postponed until October 9, but it is now anticipated to take place in November 2020. The specific day was not released. Both postponements are due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The temple will be constructed on a beautiful field across from the airport in the southern section of Salta.

Setting Rebar at the Feather River California Temple

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The excavations for the Feather River California Temple are being filled with wooden forms and crisscrossing rebar that will contain and reinforce the strong concrete footings for the building. A white vapor barrier has been installed at the end of the temple for the floor slab of the partial basement. At the stake center site, water lines are being backfilled.

Details Released for the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple

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The site selected for the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple has been announced. The holy edifice will be constructed on Muniogo Crescent in the Badili neighborhood of Port Moresby on the site of an existing meetinghouse that overlooks beautiful Walter Bay. An exterior rendering has also been released showing a single-level temple of approximately 9,550 square feet. Lodging for temple missionaries and patrons, a residence for the temple president and matron, and a distribution center will also be constructed on site. The existing meetinghouse will be demolished to make way for the temple complex. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Moldings Attached to the Yigo Guam Temple Exterior

Image Courtesy of Donald Henderson

On the sunny Pacific island of Guam, the Yigo Guam Temple continues to take shape with the addition of handsome moldings being affixed along the top of the exterior walls and around the tower. Painting of the exterior has also begun, especially visible through the scaffolding surrounding the tower. Work is advancing on the interior.

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