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Final touches have been added to the Pocatello Idaho Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the open house gets underway this week.

“This is an opportunity for all of the Saints here to be great neighbors in normal and natural ways to just reach out and love those around them and invite them to help them understand what the temple is all about,” said Elder S. Gifford Nielsen, who is serving as the president of the North America Central Area.

Elder Nielsen is in Pocatello with other Church leaders, including Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, for a media day and to help host tours for invited guests that will be held throughout the week. The public is invited to tour the new temple, located in southeastern Idaho, beginning on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

“This is really a special opportunity for me to come home to my birthplace, on my birthday, and to celebrate this beautiful new temple in these majestic foothills of Pocatello,” said Sister Camille N. Johnson, Primary general president and a native of Pocatello. “I’m delighted for the dear Saints here that will have the blessing of the temple here on their hillside.”

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