Mormon temples: 1 opening in Guatemala, 1 closing in Idaho

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  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    May 23, 2011 12:37 p.m.

    They said the temple is being closed for renovation. I am not sure I have ever seen a more precise description than that given of a renovation.

  • Chachi Charlottesville, VA
    May 21, 2011 4:52 a.m.

    @Commentater: That's probably because DNews saw the comment and corrected the error.

    @The Deuce: The LDS Newsroom website doesn't say either. The typical reasons are to expand the facilities and increase capacity, to improve the interior when it starts looking dated, or to replace outdated mechanical systems.

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    May 20, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Why is the Boise, ID temple closing? Nothing else was mentioned.

  • Commontater Lehi, UT
    May 20, 2011 8:06 p.m.

    TO: licateadel and CougarBlue

    Wow! Talk about short fuses. I am from Idaho, just a simple farm boy, and have read the article several times and haven't be able to find anywhere where it mentions there are five temples in Guatemala. Someone is not reading thoroughly before they tighten the loop at the gallows. Please lighten up just a bit.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    May 20, 2011 4:03 p.m.

    I checked the Church's website temple page and found only one temple in use at this time. Someone is not checking facts before they write. It would be wonderful to have that many temples in Guatemala.

  • Zoniezoobie Mesa, AZ
    May 20, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    What a blessing in the land of the eternal spring. I served in Xela(Quetzaltenango) when the Saints had to travel to Mesa for temple blessings. Our mission included all of Guate and El Salvador. Elder McConkie came to establish the Quetzaltenango Stake, 700th of the Church. What an amazing event the dedication will be, in the heart of Book of Mormon lands.

  • licateadel Creswell, OR
    May 20, 2011 1:12 p.m.

    There seems to be a typo in the article - it said there are 5 temples in Guatemala. There are 5 missions - one temple in service, and one under construction.