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Mormon temple breaks ground in Yigo

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It's been a long time that members of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints have prayed for a temple here on Guam. They're prayers have been answered with a recent groundbreaking ceremony for such a temple in Yigo. 

"This is special occasion for us because we're here to build a temple," Service Center Manager William Davis said. "And the temple is a special place in the church where the worthy members of the church can enter into the temple not only to do work for themselves but also for their family who have passed on and are in the next life."

Last weekend, groundbreaking services were held for the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints temple. Located in Yigo, the temple is one of thirty-nine under construction or announced. The temple will be the first for Micronesia. Currently, the island has three meetinghouses where services are held, one in Barrigada, one in the Talisay area in Santa Rita and one Yigo, which be located near the temple.

"In the temple we receive special ordnances we call endowment also initiatory and ceilings and those are all things we do to become eternal in our progress," Davis said. "As a member of Church we believe we become an eternal family together."

Elder Yoon Hwan Choi says the temple is a blessing for not only the members of the Church and people of Guam and the rest of Micronesia but also for the tourists.

"This is a tourist attraction island," he said. "A lot of Koreans and Japanese, when they come they will enjoy the beauty of the temple. Although most of the tourists won't be able to go in, when you see the beauty, you will feel peace and love of God."

The temple is scheduled to completed by the beginning of 2021 and will join the 162 temples around the world.

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