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Temple News & Updates | Week of July 3

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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 Eyring Rededicates the Tokyo Japan Temple

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, presided over the rededication of the Tokyo Japan Temple in three sessions on Sunday, July 3, 2022. He was joined by Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The temple was first dedicated over 40 years ago as the 18th temple in operation. It closed nearly five years ago for extensive renovations including the construction of a new four-story annex that houses a visitors’ center, chapel, area and mission offices, and a family history center.

President Henry B. Eyring Rededicates Tokyo Japan Temple
Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Official Name Revealed for Guatemala City’s Second Temple

A Church news has revealed the official name for the temple announced for the greater Guatemala City area in the October 2020 General Conference. The temple will be known as the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple. Miraflores is a popular name for venues in the area including major shopping and entertainment complexes, residential developments, medical centers, and parks. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be built on the site of the Roosevelt Ward meetinghouse. No groundbreaking date has been announced yet.

Courtesy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Community Open House for the McAllen Texas Temple

Members and missionaries will be hosting an open house for members of the community who are curious about the McAllen Texas Temple under construction at 300 W Trenton Rd. The event will be held on Saturday, July 23, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the meetinghouse in Edinburg (a suburb of McAllen) located at 401 S Jackson Rd.

Courtesy of RGV followers of Christ
Courtesy of Pedro Rojas

Site Preparations for the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple

Construction activity continues at the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple site where a construction fence surrounds the property and a tall gate controls access to a construction road. Covered shelters provide a place for crews and equipment to be shielded from the sun and rain. A view of the property is available from Siri Tower which stands across the street. Ground was broken for the temple several months ago on September 18, 2021.

Courtesy of Ken Jones
Courtesy of Chaoboran Oroum

Excavation Still Underway for the Elko Nevada Temple

Mass excavation continues for the Elko Nevada Temple as new material is imported to create the proper soil conditions for construction. Ground was broken for the temple on May 7, 2022. The 10,000-square-foot temple is being constructed on a 5.2-acre site on the Ruby View Golf Course.

Courtesy of Elko Nevada Temple Facebook page
Courtesy of Acha Construction

Monument Sign Lit for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

The monument sign for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple has been unveiled, the lighting activated, and the surrounding flower bed planted. The temple walls are also lit nightly, creating captivating moments against the colorful clouds and skies of Caribbean sunsets. A temporary door remains in place at the main entrance as interior work progresses. Construction is anticipated to be completed later this year, but no open house or dedication dates have been announced.

Courtesy of David Aguayo | Aguayo Photography
Courtesy of Chris Mccann
Courtesy of David Aguayo | Aguayo Photography
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