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Open house, dedication dates scheduled for new Latter-day Saint temple in Guam

A rendering of the Yigo Guam Temple. Open house and a dedication date have been scheduled in May 2022.
A rendering of the Yigo Guam Temple. Open house and a dedication date have been scheduled in May 2022.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Open house and dedication plans are scheduled in May for the Yigo Guam Temple, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Wednesday in a news release.

An open house with public tours of the new temple will begin Wednesday, May 4, and extend through Saturday, May 14, except for Sunday, May 8.

A youth devotional is scheduled for Saturday, May 21.

Elder David A. Bednar of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at three dedicatory sessions on Sunday, May 22, at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Additional details regarding the temple dedication will be announced in the future.

The Yigo Guam Temple was one of 12 locations announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the October 2018 general conference. Guam is a United States territory located in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Yigo temple was held on May 4, 2019. Elder Yoo Hwan Choi, a General Authority Seventy who also served as president of the church’s Asia North Area at the time, presided over the event.

There are 2,500 Latter-day Saints attending five congregations in Guam, which is located in the church’s Asia North Area, according to the church’s newsroom. Another 6,300 members live throughout Micronesia.

The Yigo Guam Temple dedication is the second such event scheduled for 2022 to date. It joins the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple dedication, which is planned for May 8.