Groundbreaking Dates Announced for Guam and Pocatello Temples

  • 1 February 2019

Groundbreaking services will be Saturday, May 4, 2019, for the Yigo Guam Temple (left) and Saturday, March 16, 2019, for the Pocatello Idaho Temple (right).

The First Presidency has announced groundbreaking services for the Yigo Guam Temple and the Pocatello Idaho Temple.

Yigo Guam Temple

Groundbreaking services for the Yigo Guam Temple will be Saturday, May 4, 2019. Elder Yoon Hwan Choi, Asia North Area President, will preside.

Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but it is anticipated that the services will be transmitted via internet to stake centers within the proposed temple district.

The temple will be located at the corner of Marine Corps Drive and Melalak Drive in the village of Yigo on the north end of Guam.

This will be the first temple in Guam, an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean. The temple was first announced October 7, 2018, by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

Construction on the temple with an adjacent meetinghouse is expected to begin in 2019 and is anticipated to take about two years to complete.

Guam is home to about 2,500 Church members and one mission.

Rendering of the Yigo Guam Temple.

Pocatello Idaho Temple

Groundbreaking services for the Pocatello Idaho Temple will be Saturday, March 16, with Elder Wilford W. Andersen, Idaho/North America Central Area President, presiding.

Attendance at the site is by invitation only, but it is anticipated that the services will be transmitted via internet to stake centers within the proposed temple district.

The Pocatello Idaho Temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson during the April 2017 general conference.

The temple will be located east of Satterfield Drive and Butte Street in Pocatello in a new subdivision known as Crestview Estates.

The Church’s sixth temple in Idaho will serve some of the more than 450,000 members in 1,129 congregations who live in Idaho. Other temples are located in Boise, Rexburg, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Meridian.

Rendering of the Pocatello Idaho Temple.