More than 15,000 Latter-day Saints will start to see construction begin on their new temple in the coming months. The Montpelier Idaho Temple, which was announced in April 2022 by President Nelson, will have its official groundbreaking ceremony later this year.
According to Church News, the Montpelier Idaho Temple groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 17, 2023. Elder Ryan K. Olsen, General Authority Seventy, will preside. In-person attendance at the event will be by invitation only, but a live broadcast of the event will be available for Latter-day Saints living in the proposed new temple district.
This new temple in Montpelier will be built on a 2.6-acre site on the northeast corner of Washington and Sixth Street in Montpelier. The two-story structure will be about 27,000 square feet, and a rendering of the temple will be made available at a later date. Idaho currently has eight other temples in operation, under construction or announced, and aside from Utah and California, there are more temples in Idaho than in any other US state.
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Additionally, the locations for two new temples in Brazil have also been announced recently.
The Maceió Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida—Dr. Durval de Góis Monteiro, S/N, Quadra 0522, Lote 0228. Plans call for a one-story temple of approximately 19,000 square feet. The Maceió Brazil Temple was first announced by President Nelson in April 2022. Currently, the nearest temple for Latter-day Saints in Maceió is the Recife Brazil Temple, in the neighboring state of Pernambuco.
And Church News reported on February 27 that the Vitória Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida Leitão da Silva #2055, Iteraré, Vitória-ES. Plans call for a one-story temple of approximately 10,600 square feet. This will be the city’s first temple.
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