President Henry B. Eyring encouraged Latter-day Saints attending the dedication of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Sunday, August 13, to respond with faith and energy to the new house of the Lord.
The temple is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 179th dedicated temple, and the first of six to be dedicated in a period of less than two months, with three scheduled for September 17 and two on October 8.
Church members “have been given this temple as a sign of the Lord’s trust ... and His confidence that [they] will respond with greater faith and energy,” President Eyring, Second Counselor in the Church’s First Presidency said. “This temple is where you can draw more often on the powers of temple covenants. He knows your hearts. He knows your desire to be lifted and to become a more righteous people—just as the world becomes more contentious and fallen.”
In addition to the 179 dedicated temples, 57 are under construction or completed and awaiting dedication, and 79 more locations have been announced and are in planning stages—for a total of 315.
During President Russell M. Nelson’s five and a half years as President of the Church, he has announced 133 of the 315.
“Prophets of God have always keenly felt the Lord’s desire to provide temples for His children,” President Eyring said. “I have been blessed to see how the Lord reveals the location of temples through His prophets.”
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Read more about the dedication and President Eyring’s message on Church Newsroom.
You can find more upcoming temple dedication dates and read about the construction status of all the Church’s temples worldwide here: Which Latter-day Saint temples are under construction around the world?