Rexburg Temple Becomes 125th

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“Rexburg Temple Becomes 125th,” Liahona, July 2008, N6

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Rexburg Temple Becomes 125th

The Rexburg Idaho Temple is open and operating after the February 10, 2008, dedication by President Thomas S. Monson in one of his first acts as the 16th President of the Church.

President Monson presided over all four sessions of the dedication and was accompanied by Elder Russell M. Nelson and Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Located to the south of the Brigham Young University–Idaho campus, the Rexburg Idaho Temple is the Church’s 125th operating temple worldwide and the third in Idaho. Approximately 200,000 individuals attended the open house during the month before the dedication.

The 57,504-square-foot (5,100-square-meter) temple was first announced in December 2003, and ground was broken in July 2005. The temple’s exterior features a quartz rock finish and 700 art-glass windowpanes. The temple serves approximately 47,000 Church members in eastern Idaho.