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Ground has been broken for the Burley Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder Brent H. Nielson of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

“As we symbolically turn this ground today to begin the construction of this temple, may each of us symbolically turn our hearts to our Father in Heaven and let Him know of our gratitude that a temple is coming to this community,” Elder Nielson said in his opening remarks.

Elder Nielson also commented on the privilege of dedicating a temple in the town where he was born and raised.

“It was just a few hundred yards from here where I learned to . . . love and enjoy life and the wonderful abundance that the Lord has blessed all who reside in this beautiful Magic Valley,” he said.

The Burley Idaho Temple was announced in April 2021 by Church President Russell M. Nelson.

Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 38,600 square feet. It will be built on a 10.1-acre site located at 40 South and 150 East.

“When soil is turned and seeds are sown, a bountiful harvest is always expected,” said Elder Nielson in the dedicatory prayer. “As we turn this soil, we pray for an eternal harvest as a house of the Lord, a holy temple, rises out of the ground in this place.”

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