Latter-day Saint Temple dedicated in Pocatello, Idaho

Latter-day Saints gather at the Pocatello Idaho Temple on Sunday morning, Nov. 7, 2021, for the dedication of the new temple. 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

POCATELLO, Idaho, Nov. 7. 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — The Pocatello Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was dedicated in a weekend ceremony ending Sunday.

The 71,000-square-foot temple sits on the eastern foothills of Pocatello.

President M. Russell Ballard, acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided over the three sessions on Sunday.

On Saturday, about 6,000 young men and young women and local Church leaders attended a devotional at a meetinghouse in Pocatello. It was also broadcast to four other chapels in the Pocatello Idaho Temple District.

Ballard expressed his confidence in the youth who attended the devotional.

“I have such a great sense of confidence and peace as I look at your faces and know that the Church will be in good hands.”

The Pocatello Idaho Temple is the sixth temple in Idaho and the 170th operating temple in the Church. The Gem State’s other temples are in Boise, Idaho Falls, Meridian, Rexburg and Twin Falls. Two other temples have been announced in Burley and Rexburg North. More than 460,000 Latter-day Saints reside in Idaho.

The groundbreaking for the Pocatello Idaho Temple was held in the spring of 2019. The temple was announced in April 2017 by Church President Thomas S. Monson.

The newly completed Pocatello Idaho Temple, located in Pocatello, Idaho.
Photo: 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

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