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Temple News & Updates | Week of October 17

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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.

Farmington New Mexico Temple Rendering Released

The official rendering for the Farmington New Mexico Temple has been released. The temple will be constructed at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive and across from San Juan College.

Ephraim Utah Temple Location Announced

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The location of the Ephraim Utah Temple has been announced. The temple will be built at the intersection of 200 North and 400 East in Ephraim, Utah. The temple will be three stories and approximately 39,000 square feet.

Concrete Panels Placed On 1st Level Of The Red Cliffs Utah Temple

Concrete panels have been put in place around the 1st level of the Red Cliffs Utah Temple. Interior framing and ductwork continue, with parking curbing to be poured soon.

Upper Walls Of The Alabang Philippines Temple

The Alabang Philippines Temple rises a little taller as construction begins on the upper walls.

Excavation For The Coban Guatemala Temple

Excavation work continues for the Coban Guatemala Temple and the patron facility that will sit next to it.

Temple Reopenings

This week, the Church announced the Manila Philippines Temple is reopening in Phase 2-B.  The Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will reopen in Phase 3 after its dedication on October 31, 2021. The Pocatello Idaho Temple will reopen in Phase 3 after its dedication on November 7, 2021. You can see the full list of temple statuses around the world here.

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