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Photo: Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Mary, along with Elder Gary E. Stevenson and his wife, Lesa, at the Smithfield Utah Temple groundbreaking ceremony in Smithfield, Utah, on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Photo credit: 2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
Ground has been broken in Smithfield, Utah, for the Smithfield Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve, accompanied by fellow Apostle Elder Gary E. Stevenson, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on June 18, 2022. Elder Stevenson conducted the event. Both Apostles are natives of Cache Valley in northern Utah, where Smithfield is located.
“Our hearts are full of appreciation for those who have gone before us and who have laid the foundation for a temple in northern Cache Valley,” said Elder Cook in the dedicatory prayer. “We pray that this temple will be a beacon light for the communities it serves.”
The Smithfield Utah Temple was announced in April 2021 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. It will be the second temple in Cache County. The first is the Logan Utah Temple, one of the oldest temples in the Church.
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