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Temple News & Updates | Week of June 26

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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.

Groundbreaking Date Announced for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple has been announced for Saturday, October 29, 2022. Elder Valeri V. Cordón, a General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America West Area presidency will preside. The 10.5-acre temple site is located at the corner of International Boulevard and Corporate Way in Springfield, Oregon.

Courtesy of Brad Mickelson
Courtesy of Brad Mickelson

Upper Walls of Deseret Peak Utah Temple Sheathed

Sheathing of the upper walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple has been completed. On the main floor, sealer has been applied to the sheathing, and work continues on fastening hanging brackets and attaching stone cladding. Construction has been underway for just over a year.

Courtesy of Brad Bullough
Courtesy of Derek Peterson
Courtesy of Jaren Bracken

Adding the Decorative Window Panels to the Red Cliffs Utah Temple

On the exterior of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple, decorative panels are being installed between the rows of windows. No stained glass has arrived yet. On the grounds, fence columns, planters, and water features are being clad while surface preparation is underway for the east parking lot. Numerous trees have been delivered for planting that sit along the north wall.

Courtesy of Gailen N Janet Call
Courtesy of Gailen N Janet Call
Courtesy of Gailen N Janet Call

Superstructure Rising for the Harare Zimbabwe Temple

A satellite view of the Harare Zimbabwe Temple site shows that the walls and roof are in place for the east half of the temple. Progress is also evident on the accompanying buildings. The outline of interior rooms is visible for the meetinghouse and ancillary building while roof work for the housing facilities is not far off. Ground was broken for the temple on December 12, 2020.

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Courtesy of Gary-Julene Judd
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