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Temple News & Updates | Week of May 1

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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.

Ground Broken For The Farmington New Mexico Temple

On Saturday, April 30, Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Quorum of the Seventy presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Farmington New Mexico Temple. Over 500 Church leaders and guests were invited to attend the ceremony. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Perkins said: “We pray that women, men, and youth of every race and ethnicity, every language, every political persuasion, and every walk of life will feel welcome to come up to worship in this holy place and depart in unity as covenant-keeping disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Yigo Guam Temple Open House

The open house for the Yigo Guam Temple will run from May 4 through Saturday, May 14, with no tours held on Sunday, May 8. The public is invited to attend. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, May 22, in three sessions by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with a youth devotional held the day prior. The 6,861-square-foot temple is located on the northeastern end of Guam, adjacent to Andersen Air Force Base.

Foundation Completed For Caspar Wyoming Temple

The foundation for the Caspar Wyoming Temple has been completed. Preparations are beginning in anticipation to prepare for walls and roofing.

Upper Walls Of The Salvador Brazil Temple

Construction continues on the Salvador Brazil Temple as steel bars and forms are set to prepare the upper walls for the second floor. Windows are now visible on the first floor.

Roof Deck On The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple

As progress continues on the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple, a roof deck has been installed above the second floor. Framing on the interior and exterior walls of the temple remains to be done.

Temple Reopenings

On March 15, 2022, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that temples throughout the world will gradually return to more normal operations. All patrons are required to schedule an appointment at a temple. This can be done by visiting a temple page at

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