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Temple News & Updates | Week of 31 May 2020

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)

Cactus Gardens at the Mesa Arizona Temple Grounds

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Kerrigan

Landscape rocks have been placed in one of the new cactus gardens at the Mesa Arizona Temple grounds, carrying on the fond tradition of incorporating cactus into the landscaping. Handsome lamp posts have been installed along Hobson, and the footing for the monument sign has been poured. At the north end of the project along Main Street, the construction barrier has been moved back, revealing beautiful planter boxes along the sidewalk that will be filled with colorful flowers. Long sections of ornamental fencing are being connected with beautiful gates.

Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Art Glass Windows

Photo Courtesy of Joel Dasalla Aquino

The art glass windows installed over the past few weeks in the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple reflect brilliantly under the blue skies featured in the latest photographs of the temple complex. Window installation continues on the front and rear sides of the temple and will soon begin in the lantern, just beneath the spire. Brick layers are also making steady progress up the front side of the building.

Take a Look at the Okinawa Japan Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The Okinawa Japan Temple will be a two-story building of approximately 10,000 square feet, as revealed today in an exterior rendering released to the public. Plans also call for a temple patron arrival center to be added to the adjacent Okinawa Ward meetinghouse. The temple’s location near the Kadena Air Base and just off the Okinawa Expressway will make it easily accessible from locations throughout the island.

Installing the Hamilton New Zealand Temple Carpark

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

Concrete crews are pouring the garden spaces, walkways, and stairs for the parking area behind the Hamilton New Zealand Temple. The work is being carried out with care and precision to meet the exacting standards of the project. The historic temple has been under extensive interior and exterior renovation for almost two years.

Exterior Rendering Released for the Cobán Guatemala Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The official rendering for the Cobán Guatemala Temple was released today, showing a single-level building of approximately 8,800 square feet to be built on the site of the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward in Zone 8, located in the southeastern section of the city. Plans also call for a replacement meetinghouse and a temple patron housing facility to be constructed on-site.

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