"We are grateful to be part of Thy work that is destined to destroy the powers of darkness, renovate the earth and bring salvation to the human family," said Elder Dale G. Renlund.

Elder Jorge F. Zeballos offered a prayer dedicating the site and construction process, with the Santa Cruz mayor among those attending the June 8 groundbreaking.

Elder Ciro Schmeil will preside at the August groundbreaking, the second for the Church on that day.

What Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles said and taught during the dedication of the Cobán Guatemala Temple.

Project leaders spoke of highlighting the Savior’s mission and ministry, honoring pioneer craftsmanship and acknowledging the power received in making and keeping temple covenants.

In prayer dedicating site and construction of the Cleveland Ohio Temple, Elder Vaiangina Sikahema acknowledged the historic role of the nearby Kirtland Temple.

May it be “a covenant place of generational sealing, of reverence, peace and inspiration.”

See photographs from the dedication of the Taylorsville Utah Temple, with Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presiding.

Apostle with family ties to the area invited Church members to enjoy the blessings of making sacred covenants.