Elder Walker said he hopes those who work on the temple will be able to feel the special spirit surrounding it. "Surely, Heaven will look down on this project. We know it will be a great blessing in the lives of tens of thousands of people."
In turning shovels full of earth to symbolically commence the temple's construction, Elder Rasband was joined by his wife, Melanie; Elder Walker and Sister Walker; Elder Rhodes and his wife, Joan; the 12 stake presidents of the temple district; as well as Colorado state senators, state representatives, city councilmen, city mayors and other state and city officials.
After the dedication services, members of the congregation were also invited to turn the soil at the groundbreaking site.
It is projected that the temple will finish construction in approximately two years.
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