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“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.

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 1990s, 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.

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