PROVO, Utah (ABC4) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints introduced a reputation change for the Provo Utah Temple simply days earlier than it’s set to shut for reconstruction.

The temple, renamed the Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple, will shut this Saturday, Feb. 24.

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The church mentioned the temple will probably be rebuilt to present seismic codes and have reconfigured rooms and energy-efficient electrical, heating, and plumbing programs.

Whereas the temple is closed, the church encourages members from that temple district to attend different temples, as circumstances allow. Moreover, the church mentioned those that need to receive their own ordinances ought to contact a temple within the surrounding space to make needed preparations.

This temple has served Brigham Young University college students, missionaries on the Provo Missionary Training Center, and native Latter-day Saints for greater than 50 years. Its reconstruction was introduced by President Russell M. Nelson quickly after temples reopened all over the world following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As you might be true to your covenants made within the temple, you may be strengthened by [God’s] energy. Then, when religious earthquakes happen, it is possible for you to to face sturdy as a result of your religious basis is strong and immovable,” President Nelson mentioned on the October 2021 general conference, the identical convention he introduced the reconstruction of the Provo temple.

The Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple will probably be certainly one of 28 temples within the Beehive State, which is house to almost 2.2 million Latter-day Saints, the church mentioned.

Temples in operation, below development, or introduced in Utah are the Bountiful, Brigham Metropolis, Cedar Metropolis, Deseret Peak, Draper, Ephraim, Heber Valley, Jordan River, Layton, Lindon, Logan, Manti, Monticello, Mount Timpanogos, Ogden, Oquirrh Mountain, Orem, Payson, Provo Metropolis Heart, Provo (now Provo Utah Rock Canyon), Purple Cliffs, Salt Lake, Saratoga Springs, Smithfield, St. George, Syracuse, Taylorsville, and Vernal Temples.

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