The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for the Lindon Utah and Farmington New Mexico temples.
A General Authority Seventy will preside at each invitation-only event — Elder Kevin W. Pearson at the Saturday, April 23, groundbreaking for the Lindon Utah Temple, and Elder Anthony D. Perkins at the Saturday, April 30, groundbreaking for the Farmington New Mexico Temple.
Lindon Utah Temple
President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Lindon, Utah, in the October 2020 general conference — one of six temple locations identified at that time. The Lindon temple is one of 28 for the state of Utah that are dedicated, under construction or announced.
The rendering shows plans for a three-story temple of approximately 81,000 square feet, located at the site near 800 East and Center Street in Lindon.
Utah currently has 17 dedicated temples, with 14 operating, and three — the Salt Lake, Manti Utah and St. George Utah temples — closed for major renovations. The Lindon temple will join seven temples in the state under construction — in Layton, Orem, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, St. George (the Red Cliffs temple) and Taylorsville, Tooele (the Deseret Peak temple). The three announced are the Smithfield, Heber Valley and Ephraim temples.
More than 2.1 million Latter-day Saints comprising 600-plus stakes reside in Utah, with 10 missions based in the state.
Farmington New Mexico Temple
Projected to be a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet, the Farmington New Mexico Temple will be built on a 6.62-acre site at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. A meetinghouse also is planned to be built on the site.
The temple will be the state’s second, joining the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, which was dedicated in March 2000. Nearly 70,000 Latter-day Saints reside in New Mexico, spread across some 140 congregations.