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A small group of invited guests gathered in the north-central Utah community of Orem Saturday for the groundbreaking of the Orem Utah Temple.

“We are grateful for the legacy of faith that exists among the Saints in this part of the Lord’s vineyard,” said Elder Craig C. Christensen, Utah Area President, who presided at the event.

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“The Orem Utah Temple will become an added refuge of strength in an increasingly uncertain world — a holy place where we learn and live more fully the great plan of happiness made possible by our Savior, Jesus Christ,” said Elder Christensen.

The number of attendees was limited, including members of the news media, due to local government restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Temple Location

The new temple will be located on a 16-acre site at approximately 1471 South Geneva Road, west of Interstate 15 and south of University Parkway, within close proximity of the Provo Utah Temple and Provo City Center Temple, as well as the campuses of Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University.

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