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First Presidency letter to leaders: Rexburg Idaho Temple

Following is the full text of the Dec. 12, 2003, First Presidency letter to General Authorities and local priesthood leaders announcing the construction of the Rexburg Idaho Temple:

Dear Brethren:

We are pleased to announce that a temple will be constructed in Rexburg, Idaho. This temple is being made possible by a generous donation from faithful members of the Church.

We are confident that this will be a blessing to the many faithful Saints in this and surrounding areas. Specific stakes to be included in the temple district will be announced at a later date.

Members who desire to contribute financially toward the construction of the temple may be invited to do so as their circumstances permit. In harmony with the spirit of the local unit budget allowance program, priesthood leaders should not conduct fund-raising efforts or establish assessments or goals for this purpose.

Members who would like to donate should simply indicate "temple" on the "other" line of the donation receipt. Wards will then transfer these funds to Church headquarters on a monthly basis. Priesthood leaders will not receive a report summarizing these contributions.

We commend the Saints for their devotion and faithfulness and are thankful for the blessings that will come to them through the construction of this new temple.

Sincerely yours,

The First Presidency

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