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The display runs through Dec. 31 with free Christmas concerts and events on Oakland’s Temple Hill

Local Latter-day Saints expressed joy at the Dec. 3 Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple groundbreaking services.

The Presiding Bishopric talks about how Latter-day Saint temples are identified, designed and constructed.

Elder Quentin L. Cook and Singapore’s ambassador to the United States, Ashok Mirpuri, together press the button to illuminate the light.

First temple on U.S. territory island offers hope to Saints weathering life’s storms.

The First Presidency has released the site locations of six temples — three in Brazil and one each in Bolivia, New Zealand, Taiwan.

“Temples are a representation of what we try to be as people,” said Elder Taylor G. Godoy.

How are temple locations identified? The Presiding Bishopric answers this and other questions about temples.

A public open house will run from April 15, 2023, through July 8, with President Eyring to dedicate the temple on Sunday, Aug. 13.

Elder Renlund compared the village of Bethlehem in Judea to the “beautiful city of Belém” in Brazil in the dedicatory prayer for the new temple.

May those who attend the temple “experience the profound joy that emanates from unselfish service,” Elder Cook said.

The temple is Ecuador’s second and provides “the understanding, clarification, resolution, and ordinances” that bless those who are faithful.

Elder Dale G. Renlund greeted attendees at the front door before the three all-in-Portuguese dedicatory sessions.

“It’s a dream coming true,” Elder Godoy says of the Belém Brazil Temple and joining Elder Renlund for Sunday’s dedication.

The Belém Brazil and Quito Ecuador temples will be dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 20 — the first two-dedication day in more than 20 years.

Two Utah counties — Salt Lake and Utah — each have more than 170 stakes. The third-highest number is 72.

Elder Holland to dedicate Richmond Virginia Temple on May 7, and President Ballard to rededicate Columbus Ohio Temple on June 4.

The state’s second temple was announced last month by President Nelson.

Thousands toured the Quito temple before its dedication, including local government and religious leaders.

The Church now has 300 temples dedicated, under construction or announced; President Nelson has announced 118 of them.

Located in a suburb of Eugene, the temple will be Oregon’s third, joining temples in Portland and Medford.

Sites for Fort Worth Texas, Knoxville Tennessee, Tampa Florida, Mexico City Benemérito Mexico, San Luis Potosí Mexico and São Paulo East Brazil temples.

This new temple president and matron have been called to serve by the First Presidency.

Three temples are dedicated or scheduled for dedication, while 47 are under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking.

“It thrills me to see it now just more beautiful than it’s ever been,” says local resident Meg Pratt of the Washington D.C. Temple.

The public open house begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 5. Elder Dale G. Renlund will dedicate the temple on Nov. 20.

Following is the text for the prayer Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf offered to rededicate the Hamilton New Zealand Temple on Sunday, Oct. 16.

Construction on the Miraflores Guatemala City, Managua, Querétaro and Torreón temples will follow,

Armed conflict in Eastern Europe prompted the Church to close the temple in late February 2022.

Dedicated in 1958, the South Pacific temple with a storied history was closed for more than 4 years while undergoing renovations.