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Ground has been broken on the Elko Nevada Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“This temple will be God’s House … a bounteous mine of spiritual ‘gold’ that will truly enrich us, and we need not look anywhere else to find true and lasting peace, happiness, and fulfillment in our lives, our families, and our homes,” said Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum of the Seventy, who presided at the groundbreaking event.

“We are thankful for the blessing of a temple in Elko, and for the many faithful souls, past and present, who for many years have traveled great distances to other temples to receive sacred ordinances … and who have prayed for the day when a temple would be built in Elko,” said Elder Pieper in the dedicatory prayer.

Many Church leaders and invited guests gathered for the groundbreaking ceremonies in Elko on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Elder Pieper was joined by his wife, Melissa, along with regional and local leaders and invited guests.

The groundbreaking signals the beginning of construction for the Elko Nevada Temple, which will be built on a 5.2-acre site adjacent to the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. The single-story structure will be about 10,000 square feet in size.

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