The open house for the Memphis Tennessee Temple begins this week.
Originally dedicated on April 23, 2000, the Memphis temple has been closed since September 2017 for renovations. According to Newsroom, the open house will begin on Saturday, April 13, and concludes on Saturday, April 20, with the exception of Sundays. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside over the rededication on May 5, 2019.
Included in the news release are photos of the newly renovated interior.
The temple serves Church members in Memphis; greater Little Rock area; Searcy, Arkansas; and Tupelo, Mississippi.
The temple rests on a site of 6.35 acres with an adjoining meetinghouse. In the dedicatory prayer done by President Gordon B. Hinckley, it was stated that the temple is a "gift of love" to bring about the work of the gospel.
"It is our gift of love. Please accept of it, dear Father, as an expression of the faith we have in Thine eternal purposes. This sacred structure stands as a monument before the world of our belief in the immortality of the human soul and that a great work is going forward on the other side of the veil to bring blessings to those who will accept the ordinances which will be performed in their behalf in this Thy house."