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Groundbreaking ceremonies have been held for the Grand Junction Colorado Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, signaling the start of building of the sacred construction.
Elder Chi Hong (Sam) Wong of the Quorum of the Seventy presided on the occasion, held on Saturday, April 16, 2022. Elder Wong serves as first counselor within the North America Central Area Presidency.
“This is a day of dedication not only of this temple site, but for each of us in our individual lives,” stated Elder Wong within the dedicatory prayer.
He continued, “Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. We are grateful for the Atonement of Thy Son Jesus Christ and the blessing of the promised Resurrection. As we dedicate this holy floor, we pray that we will preserve this optimistic non secular momentum in our lives.
The temple in Colorado’s Western Slope area will probably be positioned on a 6.94-acre web site on the intersection of Horizon Drive and North twelfth Street. The single-story construction will probably be about 29,000 sq. toes in measurement.
With a inhabitants of about 65,000 individuals, Grand Junction is the most important metropolis in far Western Colorado and is the place the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers converge.
The Grand Junction Colorado Temple would be the third temple within the state, following the Denver and Fort Collins temples. Colorado is dwelling to just about 150,000 Latter-day Saints in roughly 315 congregations.
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