SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – August 10, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined community and civic officials to break ground for Utah’s newest temple in Cedar City in the southern part of the state.
“His spirit will be here,” said Elder Richards. “His spirit will emanate from this edifice throughout this community.”
Elder Dane Leavitt of the Seventy said looking ahead to the construction is the time for Latter-day Saints to prepare for the temple’s completion. “Across the months ahead may we prepare ourselves as the temple is being built. We will witness walls being put up; may we build walls ourselves to resist evil.”
The temple was announced at the Church’s April 2013 general conference.
The temple will be located at 300 South Cove Drive in Cedar City.
After completion, open house dates will be announced so the public can tour the temple before it is dedicated. A date for dedication will also be announced.
There are currently 173 temples throughout the world either in operation, under construction or announced. Five are being renovated.
For more information about temples, visit www.mormontemples.org. The site includes general information on temples, the history of the Church and the purpose of temples. This site will also provide specific information about the Cedar City Utah Temple as it becomes available.