First temple for Latter-Day Saints will be built on Guam - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

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

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Guampedia Courtesy: Guampedia

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.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • GPD launching "Be Seen, Be Safe and Be Smart" to deter pedestrian accidents

    GPD launching "Be Seen, Be Safe and Be Smart" to deter pedestrian accidents

    Last year alone there were a total of 14 auto-pedestrian fatalities on Guam, with the latest one along Route 8 in Maite marks the second one for this year. During our recent Facebook Live morning show "Crime Time", the Guam Police Department announced itsMore >>
    Last year alone there were a total of 14 auto-pedestrian fatalities on Guam, with the latest one along Route 8 in Maite marks the second one for this year. During our recent Facebook Live morning show "Crime Time", the Guam Police Department announced itsMore >>
  • Ken Leon Guerrero's suit against GEC dismissed

    Ken Leon Guerrero's suit against GEC dismissed

    A lawsuit centered on counting portions of spoiled ballots from the Primary Election in 2018 is dismissed due to a technicality. Ken Leon Guerrero of the political action committee Guam Citizens for Public Accountability was suing the Guam Election CommisMore >>
    A lawsuit centered on counting portions of spoiled ballots from the Primary Election in 2018 is dismissed due to a technicality. Ken Leon Guerrero of the political action committee Guam Citizens for Public Accountability was suing the Guam Election CommisMore >>
  • Water tanks placed in case of wildland fires

    Water tanks placed in case of wildland fires

    "Munga Masonnge, Guahan!" (Don't burn, Guam!) Taking pro-active steps to secure public safety this fire season, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division is temporarily staging a pair of 258-gallon water tanks on Turner Road to sMore >>
    "Munga Masonnge, Guahan!" (Don't burn, Guam!) Taking pro-active steps to secure public safety this fire season, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Soil Resources Division is temporarily staging a pair of 258-gallon water tanks on Turner Road to sMore >>
Powered by Frankly