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Dedication Date Announced for the Yigo Guam Temple

Public open house to be held in May

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the dates for the open house and dedication of the Yigo Temple in Guam, a U.S. territory located in the western Pacific Ocean.

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An artist’s rendering of the Yigo Guam Temple. © 2020 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, May 22, 2022, in three sessions, by Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who will preside at the dedication. The dedicatory sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m.

The public is invited to tour the new temple beginning on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. The open house runs through Saturday, May 14, except for Sunday, May 8, 2022.

A youth devotional will be held on Saturday, May 21, just prior to the dedication.

Ground was broken for the temple, located in northeastern Guam, in 2019. The temple was announced in October 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

Additional details of the temple dedication will be announced later.

Latter-day Saints consider temples to be the “house of the Lord” and the most sacred places of worship on earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses (chapels). All are welcome to attend Sunday worship services and other weekday activities at local meetinghouses. The primary purpose of temples, however, is for faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ to participate in sacred ceremonies, such as marriages, which unite families forever, and proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors who did not have the opportunity to be baptized while living.

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