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Temple News & Updates | Week of 9 February 2020

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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)

Original West Wall of St. George Utah Temple Revealed

With the 1970s stair tower addition removed from the west side of the St. George Utah Temple, the original windows and walls are visible for the first time in over 40 years in remarkably good condition. The annex, another 1970s addition, has also been removed from the north side of the building, and materials have been sorted for recycling or re-purposing. Both the annex and stair tower will be reconstructed in a manner that is more safe, functional, and consistent with the original architecture of the temple. See our full coverage here.

Brickwork Progressing on the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple

Photo Courtesy of Noah Moose

Tarps are covering nearly all sides of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, protecting masons as they continue to lay a reddish-colored brick in handsome patterns along the building’s exterior walls. The adjoining brick meetinghouse is already completed on the outside. Last month, the spire was attached to the tower of the temple. Work is progressing on the interior.

Billboard Identify the Rio De Janeiro Brazil Temple

Photo Courtesy of Leonardo Cortinhas

Motorists in Rio de Janeiro traveling east along Avenida das Americas will notice two new billboard advertisements identifying the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple as The House of the Lord belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The general contractor has reportedly completed construction on the temple and has transferred it to the Church in the last couple of weeks. Members eagerly await the official announcement of the open house and dedication dates.

Concrete Pours Underway for Bangkok Thailand Temple Substructure

Photo Courtesy of Bangkok Thailand Mission

With excavation reaching the designated depth for the underground parking facility at the Bangkok Thailand Temple complex, regular pours of concrete are creating the columns, walls, and floors for the vast structure. A bright yellow tower crane protrudes hundreds of feet into the air through the structural framing, providing assistance with the heavy lifting of materials.

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Devin Justesen
Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.

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