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Progress in Pocatello
Infrastructure approvals for the neighborhood containing the future Pocatello Idaho Temple site came through this week. Streets around the future temple are complete and open to the temple property.
Barranquilla Colombia Open House Begins
The public open house for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple began on Saturday 20 October and will run through Saturday 24 November. Free tickets are available online for the self-guided tour of the country’s second temple.
President Nelson Visits Possible Temple Site
As part of his five-country South America tour, President Russell M. Nelson stopped by a potential temple site in Lima, Peru. The land, located in the northern section of the city, is being considered as the future site of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. No final decisions on the location have been made at this time. This will be the fourth temple in Peru, and the second in Lima.
Progress in Kinshasa
The driveway of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo temple was completed this week. Pavers and landscaping now line the beautiful entrance to the temple complex. Exterior lighting tests are underway and trees and shrubs are being planted around the grounds. A public open house will be held in March 2019.
Video Update from Mesa
An aerial flyover video was released this week, showing grounds progress at the Mesa Arizona Temple. Temple renovations on the ninety-one-year-old temple are estimated to take until 2020.
Angel Moroni Added to Durban Temple
The Durban South Africa Temple reached an exciting construction milestone this week as crews secured the angel Moroni statue atop the temple’s tower. Crowds gathered to watch the gold-leafed figure as it was secured atop South Africa’s second temple. A completion date has not been officially announced,
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