Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week.
President Nelson Presides at the Ephraim Utah Temple Groundbreaking
Major Renovation Announced for the Kona Hawaii Temple
Update on the Kyiv Ukraine Temple
As the war continues to rage in Ukraine, one question that’s been asked repeatedly is if the Kyiv Ukraine Temple has managed to escape the bombardments on the city. This week we spoke with someone who was able to visit the temple grounds and take photographs of the temple. The Kyiv Ukraine Temple closed back in February 2022 due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Despite bombings and fighting in and around Kyiv, both the temple and the meeting house located on the grounds remain undamaged. According to the official page for the Kyiv Temple on churchofjesuschrist.org, due to the continuing conflict in Ukraine the temple remains closed and has suspended operations until further notice. A person we spoke with in Kyiv said that Church meetings for the area are still continuing over Zoom. However, only three members of his branch still physically reside in the area. The rest are scattered throughout western Ukraine, Europe, and the United States.