The following images come from the Church Newsroom.

Along with announcing the location of the Helena Montana Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released a rendering of what the future temple will look like.

This temple was announced less than three weeks ago during the most recent general conference by President Russell M. Nelson. It will be built on a 4.8 acre site at 1260 Otter Road.

Plans call for a building of approximately 10,000 square feet across a single-story with a center spire. The temple will share the sire with a new meetinghouse. Further details of the design are still being developed and will be released at a later time.

According to the Church Newsroom:

This will be the Treasure State’s second temple. The Billings Montana Temple was dedicated on November 20, 1999. There are more than 50,000 Latter-day Saints in Montana with approximately 125 congregations.

Latter-day Saints consider temples to be the “house of the Lord” and the most sacred places of worship on the earth. Temples differ from the Church’s meetinghouses (chapels). All are welcome to attend Sunday worship services and other weekday activities at local meetinghouses. The primary purpose of temples, however, is for faithful members of the Church to participate in sacred ceremonies, such as marriages that unite families forever and proxy baptisms on behalf of deceased ancestors who did not have the opportunity to be baptized while living.