Church announces groundbreaking dates for temples in Pocatello, Guam

An artist rendering of the Yigo Guam Temple. Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
An artist rendering of the Pocatello Idaho Temple. Credit: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The First Presidency has announced groundbreaking dates for the Pocatello Idaho Temple and the Yigo Guam Temple.

The artist renderings of each temple were made available at the same time in a Friday, Feb. 1, post on Newsroom.

The Pocatello groundbreaking will be held on March 16, with attendance by invitation only. The general public is invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses.

The temple will be located east of Satterfield Drive and Butte Street in Pocatello in the Crestview Estates — Division 2.

The Pocatello Idaho Temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson during the April 2017 general conference. It will be the sixth temple in the Gem State. Idaho is home to over 450,000 Latter-day Saints in 1,129 congregations as well as four missions.

The groundbreaking for the first temple in Guam will be held on May 4. Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, General Authority Seventy and president of the Asia North Area, will preside at the ceremony. Attendance will be by invitation only. It is anticipated that the ceremony will be streamed to local chapels within the temple district.

The Yigo Guam Temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson during the October 2018 general conference. It will be located at the corner of Marine Corp Drive and Melalak Drive in Yigo.

Guam is home to about 2,500 Church members and one mission.

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