“Rexburg Temple Becomes 125th in Operation,” Ensign, June 2008, 79
President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Rexburg Idaho Temple in four sessions on February 10, 2008, in one of his first acts as the 16th President of the Church. He was accompanied by Elder Russell M. Nelson and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Located to the south of Brigham Young University–Idaho, the Rexburg Idaho Temple is the Church’s 125th worldwide and the third in Idaho. Approximately 200,000 individuals attended the open house during the month before the dedication.
The 57,504-square-foot (5,100-square-meter) temple was first announced in December 2003, and ground was broken in July 2005. The temple’s exterior features a quartz rock finish and 700 art-glass windowpanes. The temple serves approximately 47,000 Church members in eastern Idaho.