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Ground has been broken in for the Casper Wyoming Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Of the significance of the occasion, he said, “write down the feelings you’re having today. This is a journal entry for not only now, but also for those who will read and learn about this event in the future.”

In a dedicatory prayer, Elder Nielsen recalled the experiences of the early Saints as they traveled to the Salt Lake Valley. He stated, “May we never forget their unwavering effort and sacrifices. May this temple stand as a symbol of their commitment to Thee and of their desire to build Thy kingdom here on earth.”

“Our hearts are full of gratitude as we contemplate the magnitude of what is about to happen. This gathering is an answer to many prayers,” Elder Nielsen prayed. “We can only imagine the celebration on the other side of the veil among those whose sacrifices prepared the way for the blessings we enjoy today. Our hearts rejoice with them.”

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