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First temple for Latter-Day Saints will be built on Guam

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It was a historic announcement for local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The news was made public at a church conference on Sunday in the mainland, that the first-ever temple in Guam will be built in Yigo.

Church of LDS Area Authority Bill Davis says it's an exciting and important development for them, telling KUAM News, "The temple because of the ordinances that are done in the temple are very sacred to the members of the church, only members who qualify or worthy members of the church can go into the temple and participate in temple ordinances."

He added, "Temples because they are so special we have so few of them around the world. With the announcement of twelve new temples, it will bring the number of temples around the world to 201. Whereas chapels we have thousands and thousands of chapels around the world."

Davis says eligible church members must typically travel to Manila to visit a temple. He says the decision to build a new temple in Guam is an indication that the Church is doing well here.

Currently they have more than 3-thousand members throughout Guam, the CNMI and Micronesia.

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