OGDEN — With the Brigham City Temple now dedicated and open for temple work, many in the Ogden area are focusing on the completion of the Ogden Temple.
The announcement for the remodel of the Ogden Temple was made in February 2010, and the temple was officially closed in April 2011 for the remodel to begin. Completion is set to take approximately 2 1⁄2 years from that date, although the date can change.
The exact temple district is not known at this time because of the opening of the Brigham City Temple, which did take in part of Ogden Temple’s district area, but those details have not been released.
According to the Ogden Temple website, the temple will be remodeled to architecturally change the appearance and the grounds.
Maurice Hiers, mission president for the Ogden Mission, said he and many in the Ogden area are eager for the temple to be completed, especially in light of all the excitement that has been surrounding the opening of the Brigham City Temple.
Currently, those living in the Ogden Temple area visit the Bountiful and Logan temples to complete temple work.
A dedication and open house are planned for the Ogden Temple once it is complete, but that date has not been set. Often dates are moved back because of various conditions, so the church hesitates to release an official date.
Hiers said people in the Ogden area are eager for their temple to be complete because faithful LDS Church members love going to the temple.
“A focus for all that are LDS is to enjoy going to the temple. All roads lead to the temple, and we are so excited,” Hiers said.
He mentioned how exciting it is to have four temples upcoming in the Ogden Mission district. He said it shows how much the gospel is growing in the Ogden area and how much people in the area do attend the temple.
“There is a good feeling in our mission,” he added.
For more information on the Ogden Temple and its purpose, visit http://mormontemples.org/eng/ogden/temple-details.