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News Release —  18 July 2014

Groundbreaking Date Announced
for Meridian Idaho Mormon Temple

This will be the Church's fifth temple in Idaho

Meridian, Idaho — 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Friday that the Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking will take place on 23 August 2014 at 11:00 a.m. MDT. The temple site is located at 7345 North Linder Road, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard.

The Meridian Idaho Temple will be the Church’s fifth temple in Idaho (the other four are in Boise, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls and Rexburg). The Church currently has 143 operating temples, with an additional 27 announced or under construction.

Latter-day Saint temples differ from the meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. A temple is considered a “house of the Lord,” where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity.

Additional resources

How Are Mormon Temples Built? (includes infographic and video)

Meridian Idaho Temple Site Announced (December 2011)

The Church in Idaho

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