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Temple News & Updates | Week of 29 September 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)

Tooele Valley Utah Temple Site Location Announced

Photo Courtesy of Scott C. Sorensen

This past week the location for the Tooele Valley Utah Temple was announced that it will be northwest of the intersection of Erda Way and Highway 36. This beautiful temple will be located within the community of Erda, and will be a three-story building at 70,000 square feet. As planners establish the interior design and layout of the temple, renderings and images will soon be released. You can read more about the Tooele Valley Utah Temple on our full article on LDS Daily here.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced For the Puebla Mexico Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

With the recent announcement that construction for the Puebla Mexico Temple will begin on November 30th of this year, plans have begun to be made to hold a groundbreaking ceremony. Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, president of the Mexico Area, will preside over the ceremony. The groundbreaking ceremony will be an invitation-only event, but local meeting houses in the surrounding areas will hold live broadcasts of the service.

Monument Sign Installed at the Durban South Africa Temple

Photo Courtesy of Hillcrest Stake News Facebook Page

A beautiful monument sign welcoming guest and patrons of the temple has been installed at the entrance to the temple grounds. Shrubbery and trees continue to be planted as the temple grounds near completion of construction. Within the temple, glass continues to be installed and draperies are being hung. Additionally, decorative painting has concluded and various aspects of finish work can be seen throughout this beautiful temple.

Renderings Released for Feather River California Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

This past week, official exterior renderings were released for the Feather River California Temple. This temple, which will be the 8th temple within the state of California, was announced in October of 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. Click here to read our full article on the artistic renderings.

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