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These new temple presidents and matrons have been called to serve by the First Presidency. They will begin their service in September or when the temples are dedicated.

First Presidency announces the change to Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple just days before the temple’s end-of-day Feb. 24 closure.

The First Presidency released the location of one of the five houses of the Lord in the state of Florida.

The Brayton meetinghouse is making way for a resized, reconstructed and relocated Anchorage Alaska Temple.

Some 800 construction team members attended the “topping-out” ceremony — the placement of the final reinforcing steel pyramid atop the iconic house of the Lord.

First Presidency announces a 5 p.m. rededication session for Sunday, April 21, with wards and branches in the temple district to hold regular Sunday meetings.

Dedicated in October 1994, the Orlando temple was the first house of the Lord in Florida.

Elder Cook will dedicate the state’s 2nd temple on Oct. 13, with an open house planned for Aug. 29 through Sept. 14, excluding Sundays.

First Presidency releases renderings for the Natal Brazil and Teresina Brazil temples, which were announced just 10 months ago.

The house of the Lord is one of Mexico’s 24 total temples dedicated and operating, under construction, or announced and in planning.

The second house of the Lord in St. George, Utah, begins its open-house period prior to March 24 dedication.

“He loves us and wants us to come home,” said Elder Shayne M. Bowen, presiding at the Jan. 27 groundbreaking for what will be Tennessee’s third temple.

The Cusco Peru Temple will be at an Andes elevation of above 11,000 feet, and the Iquitos Peru Temple will be in an isolated port city on the Amazon.

The second house of the Lord in St. George, Utah, begins its open-house phase with media day Monday, Jan. 29.

Reservations to tour the Manti Utah Temple are available online. The public open house will run from Thursday, March 14, through Friday, April 5, excluding Sundays.

The La Paz temple will be 1 of 3 houses of the Lord in Bolivia — 1 operating in Cochabamba and 1 with an announced site in Santa Cruz.

“Help us to be faithful in our time as they were in theirs,” Elder Christofferson said.

The new temple, located just off Interstate 15 and near Utah Valley University, was dedicated in two sessions Sunday, Jan. 21.

Elder Christofferson’s dedications of the Lima Peru Los Olivos and Orem Utah temples make for a rare back-to-back combination.

“I am planning on the promises of this temple, and I am planning on eternity,” President Jeffrey R. Holland says.

Ages 11 to 17, the Padilla children anxiously await the dedication of a temple five minutes from their home in the Philippines.

The Cuernavaca temple is one of Mexico’s 24 total temples dedicated, under construction or in planning.

The Taylorsville Utah will be dedicated on June 2, the Cobán Guatemala Temple on June 9 and the Salta Argentina Temple on June 16.

Elder Christofferson expressed gratitude that “the restored gospel of Jesus Christ has taken root in Peru.”

Elder D. Todd Christofferson recounts Parley P. Pratt’s 1851 prophecy as he dedicates the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, Lima’s 2nd and Peru’s 4th.

A look at the Lima Peru and Lima Peru Los Olivos temples as well as other cities with two houses of the Lord and areas with temples in close proximity.

Reservations to tour the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in St. George are available online. The public open house runs Thursday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, March 2, excluding Sundays.

The exterior renderings offer the first look at the Bakersfield California, Londrina Brazil and Ribeirão Preto Brazil temples.

The 8 groundbreakings are the fewest since 2018, but the Church has 53 temples awaiting dedication or under construction and 96 announced temples still in planning.