The following is excerpted from two press releases in the Church Newsroom. To read the full reports, CLICK HERE and HERE.

Groundbreaking Held for Red Cliffs Utah Temple  

A handful of leaders and invited guests of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held a groundbreaking for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Attendance at the groundbreaking was limited because of local COVID-19 restrictions.

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and native of St. George, Utah, presided at the temple groundbreaking and offered the dedicatory prayer.   

Elder Holland was joined by his wife, Patricia, his son, Elder Matthew S. Holland, General Authority Seventy, Elder Craig C. Christensen, Utah Area President, and other local guests.

To read the full report, CLICK HERE.

Church Breaks Ground for Bentonville Arkansas Temple

A small group of Church leaders gathered to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Bentonville Arkansas Temple on Saturday, November 7, 2020. It will be the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arkansas.

Elder David A. Bednar, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided over the groundbreaking remotely with a limited number of local Church leaders and invited guests attending the groundbreaking because of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The event was held in a chapel next to the new temple ground.

To read the full report, CLICK HERE.