New LDS temple to be built in Lethbridge

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently announced it will be building 15 new temples around the world, including one right here in Lethbridge.

The president of the LDS, Russell M. Nelson, explained why these facilities are being built.

“Making covenants and receiving essential ordinances in the Temple as well as seeking to draw closer to him there will bless your life in ways no other kind of worship can. For this reason, we are doing all within our power to make the blessings of the Temple more accessible to our members around the world.”

The temples will be built in the following locations:

  • Retalhuleu, Guatemala
  • Iquitos, Peru
  • Teresina, Brazil
  • Natal, Brazil
  • Tuguegarao City, Philippines
  • Iloilo, Philippines
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • San Jose, California
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Winchester, Virginia
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

There are also temples in Cardston, Alberta along with Calgary and Edmonton. Bridge City News reached out to staff from the LDS for comment on when and where the temple will be built in Lethbridge along with the price tag, but we have yet to hear back.

UPDATE:  Richard Low, one the communication directors for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent us a statement that reads, “At this point in time, details such as timing, location, etc. are not being released or are not available.”

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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