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Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple: Groundbreaking rites to be held Oct. 9 in American Fork

Groundbreaking services for the Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple, to be constructed in American Fork, Utah, will be held Oct. 9 at 10 a.m., the First Presidency announced.

Members of the temple district are invited to attend the groundbreaking. The First Presidency will preside and conduct the services.Site preparation will begin shortly after the ceremony, and a contract will be awarded soon afterward. Church leaders said the temple is expected to be completed in about two years.

The Mt. Timpanogos temple will be the third temple under construction. Currently being built are the Bountiful Utah and Orlando Florida temples. Both are past the halfway mark in construction, and are expected to be completed in about a year.

Construction is also expected to start soon on the Bogota Colombia Temple, for which ground was broken June 26. Other temple sites pending groundbreaking are in Guayaquil, Ecuador; Hartford, Conn.; Hong Kong; Preston, England; St. Louis, Mo.; and in Spain.

The Mt. Timpanogos Utah Temple District includes 37 stakes in four counties in central Utah. The stakes, by county, are:

Duchesne County

Altamont Utah, Duchesne Utah, Roosevelt Utah East, Roosevelt Utah, Roosevelt Utah West

Unitah County

Vernal Utah Ashley, Vernal Utah Glines, Vernal Utah Maeser, Vernal Utah Uintah

Utah County

Alpine Utah, American Fork Utah East, American Fork Utah North, American Fork Utah, American Fork Utah West, Highland Utah East, Highland Utah, Lehi Utah North, Lehi Utah, Lehi Utah West, Lindon Utah, Orem Utah Aspen, Orem Utah Canyon View, Orem Utah East, Orem Utah Geneva Heights, Orem Utah North, Orem Utah Northridge, Orem Utah Sharon Park, Orem Utah Suncrest, Orem Utah Timpview, Orem Utah Windsor, Pleasant Grove Utah East, Pleasant Grove Utah Manila, Pleasant Grove Utah, Pleasant Grove Utah Timpanogos

Wasatch County

Heber City Utah East, Heber City Utah, Midway Utah