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Temple News & Updates | Week of May 22

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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.

Dedication of the Yigo Guam Temple

The Yigo Guam Temple was dedicated in three sessions by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The Yigo Temple is the first in Guam. Speaking at the dedication, Elder Bednar said, “We come to the temple to receive and review the covenants and ordinances for the express purpose of having them written in the fleshy tables of our hearts. The objective for any member of the Church is to have these sacred things written in their hearts.”

Spire and Angel Moroni Added to the Red Cliffs Utah Temple

The spire and an Angel Moroni statue have been added to the Red Cliffs Utah Temple. The temple will be the twentieth constructed in the state of Utah and is expected to be completed in mid 2023.

Upper Walls for the Salvador Brazil Temple

Progress has continued steadily on the Salvador Brazil Temple since construction began nine months ago. This week, rebar was put in place for the parapet and concrete was poured for the upper walls. The temple is expected to be completed in early to mid 2024.

Apostles Visit Nairobi Kenya and New Zealand Temple Sites

This week Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles took a tour of the Nairobi Kenya Temple site. Speaking of the temple Elder Rasband said, “I speak as an Apostle of Jesus Christ. I know that God loves the people of Kenya. We as a Church are grateful to have freedom of religion here. May God bless this wonderful country of Kenya and all its wonderful citizens.”

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles also recently visited the site of the Auckland New Zealand Temple. There he observed the construction process and saw the new cornerstone. Elder Soares also visited the Hamilton New Zealand Temple, which will be rededicated on October 16 of this year.

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