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Ground Broken for Lindon Utah Temple

One of 28 temples in Utah

“May the construction of Thy holy house here in Lindon continue to bless this community with peace, love and unity,” said Elder Kevin W. Pearson, Utah Area President, during his dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lindon Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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The ceremony was held on Saturday, April 23, 2022. While groundbreakings are traditionally held on the construction site, the chilly and wet spring weather forced the guests to move indoors to a nearby chapel, except for the symbolic turning of the ground with shovels.

Elder Pearson presided and conducted the ceremony while local leaders and a young woman from nearby congregations of this north-central Utah community, located just north of Provo-Orem, spoke at the event.

“In the early 1900s, President Joseph F. Smith first prophesied a time when temples would be ‘dotting the earth,’” said Elder Pearson. “At that time, this area wasn’t much more than a Post Office located in the Cullimore Mercantile store along State Street near a large Linden tree …

“Who but a prophet of God, could have foreseen the explosive international growth of the Church … Who, but God, would have known that this sacred plot of ground here in Lindon, Utah, would be the site of the 219th temple announced?”

The Lindon Utah Temple was announced in October 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

The three-story temple of approximately 81,000 square feet is being built near 800 East and Center Street in Lindon, Utah. It will be the seventh temple in Utah County.

In a dedicatory prayer, Elder Pearson offered thanks to the Lord for temples around the world that glorify Christ and allow individuals and families to grow closer to God. “Bless those who labor here, that they may feel the eternal significance of what they are building and be blessed and protected as they labor in its construction,” he said.

Elder Pearson also prayed that “the promises [God has] made available through [His] Beloved Son, Jesus Christ” will be remembered and reflected upon by the youth as they come to the temple. “We ask thee to bless them with added protection from temptation and evil as they come and participate in this holy temple … Bless their parents with the desire and determination to raise them in righteousness and truth in unprecedented times.”

Attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony was by invitation. Those who live in the temple district were able to watch a broadcast. Newsroom will add the full broadcast when available.

Utah, the Church’s world headquarters, is home to 2.2 million members, approximately two-thirds of the state’s population of 3.4 million people. The Beehive state has 28 temples announced, under construction, under renovation or in operation. The other temples include the Bountiful, Brigham City, Cedar City, Deseret Peak, Draper, Ephraim, Heber Valley, Jordan River, Layton, Lindon, Logan, Manti, Monticello, Mount Timpanogos, Ogden, Oquirrh Mountain, Orem, Payson, Provo City Center, Provo, Red Cliffs, Salt Lake, Saratoga Springs, Smithfield, St. George, Syracuse, Taylorsville and Vernal Utah Temples.

Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints differ from meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Each temple is considered a “house of the Lord” where Jesus Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to follow Jesus Christ and serve their fellow man.

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