Temple News & Updates | Week of 6 October 2019

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org 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) ldsdaily.com.

Procedural Adjustments Announced for Witnessing Ordinances

A young man baptizing another in a tile font.
Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

This past Wednesday, just a few days before General Conference, President Nelson announced procedural adjustments for the two individuals who serve as witnesses to living and proxy baptisms and sealing ordinances effective immediately. These adjustments include allowing any member holding a current temple recommend, or limited-use recommend, may serve as a witness to proxy baptism. Additionally, any endowed member with a current temple recommend may serve as a witness to a living or proxy sealing and any baptized member of the Church, including children and youth, may serve as a witness to the baptism of a living person. Click here to see our full article on LDS Daily about these changes.

Frankfurt Germany Temple Open House Concludes

Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Klein

This past Tuesday, the open house being held for the Frankfurt Germany Temple concluded, with nearly 29,000 individuals total that attended this 16-day public open house. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will rededicate this beautifully renovated temple on Sunday, October 20th of 2019.

Exterior Refurbishment Continuing At Hamilton New Zealand Temple

Photo Courtesy of Leonid Panfilov

Refurbishments on the exterior of the Hamilton New Zealand Temple are progressing beautifully as exterior walls have been repainted, scaffolding has been removed from the west side of the temple, and interior work continues to be done on the visitors’ center.

 Parking Lots Finish Paving at Pocatello Idaho Temple

Photo Courtesy of Rick Satterfield

As construction continues on the Pocatello Idaho Temple, the parking lots and driveways were paved with asphalt this past week. Backfilling of the foundation continues, and installation for the concrete block for the retaining walls has been finished.

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