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Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf Rededicates the Frankfurt Germany Temple
This past Sunday Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles rededicated the Frankfurt Germany Temple during the three sessions of the re-dedication. These sessions were broadcast by satellite to the surrounding meeting houses in the temple district. The evening before, Elder Uchtdorf presided over a devotional for the youth to celebrate the re-dedication of this historic temple in Germany. The Frankfurt Germany Temple has been under renovation for the past four years with the construction that expanded the temple itself and involved extensive remodeling of the interior and entire temple block.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
This past Saturday, Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Following his remarks, those in attendance were invited to take photographs as well as turn a shovelful of dirt to commemorate this special day for members of the community in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Elder Christensen remarked that “This is the place where your children and families will be protected from the evils that are ever-present in the world today, and to make sacred covenants with the Lord.”
Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Opens to the Public
On Saturday, October 26, a one-week open house for the newly renovated Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple will begin and continue through November 2. The hours for the open house will be 2pm until 8pm Monday through Thursday, and 8am until 8pm Fridays and Saturdays. This nearly two-year renovation began in January of 2018, and renovations included enclosing the portico, building a more substantial tower, and recladding the exterior in a beige-colored limestone. Additionally, beautiful art glass windows were added during this extensive renovation. Click here to read our full article on the renovation details with images.
Footings Being Poured At the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
This past Wednesday massive amounts of concrete were poured and steel placed in creating the base at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site. Additionally, reinforced concrete footings are being poured on top of the circular piles, and a few steel beams have been attached to this growing structure.