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Ground broken for the Smithfield Utah Temple

Jun 18, 2022, 7:56 PM | Updated: 7:58 pm
Elder Quentin L. Cook and his wife, Mary, along with Elder Gary E. Stevenson and his wife, Lesa, at...
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. (Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
(Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SMITHFIELD, Cache County – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has broken ground for their second temple in Cache County.

Two Apostles natives of Cache Valley, Elder Quentin L. Cook and Apostle Elder Gary E. Stevenson presided over the groundbreaking Saturday afternoon at Smithfield.

“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.”

According to the press release, the Smithfield Utah Temple will be located at the intersection of N 800 West and W 100 North. It will be a three-story building of about 81,00 square feet.

The Temple was announced in April 2021 and will accompany Logan Utah Temple in Cache County, one of the oldest temples in the Church.

“As we now break ground in preparation for the construction of the Smithfield Utah Temple, we express our sincere feelings of gratitude and joy,” Elder Cook continued. “We express our profound appreciation to [God] for the covenants and ordinances of the temple, which give us hope and bring us joy during all seasons and in all circumstances of life.”

The Smithfield Utah Temple is one of 28 temples in operation, under construction, or announced in Utah.

 

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Ground broken for the Smithfield Utah Temple