Indianapolis to get a Temple.
It was announced at the last conference that the church will build a temple in the Indianapolis area. Other temples announced at the same time: Hartford, Connecticut; Tijuana, Mexico; Urdaneta, Philippines; and Lisbon, Portugal.
(Update, Jan 24, 2011: The location for the Indianapolis temple has been announced.)
The following is from the Indianapolis West Stake President. Carmel is the suburb directly North of and contiguous to Indianapolis.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On Sunday I was privileged to meet with our Area Authority 70, Elder Lansing, and the other stake presidents in Indiana. We learned the following about the new Indianapolis Indiana Temple:
- It will be located in Carmel. The property has been identified, the purchase price agreed but the sale has not yet closed, so they will not disclose the exact location at this time.
- It is anticipated to be 50% larger than the Louisville Temple, near the scale of the recently-dedicated Gila Valley Temple in Arizona.
- It takes about three years from property purchase to temple dedication, so this might be anticipated in the Fall of 2013.
- Groundbreaking ceremonies typically occur one year from property purchase, so anticipate this in Fall of 2011.
- There are anticipated to be only three dedicatory sessions, with attendance by special invitation. All members will be invited to attend a closed-circuit broadcast in their meetinghouses. This will be for all baptized members 8 years and older who receive a special recommend from their bishop or branch president.
I bear you my testimony that the Savior Jesus Christ lives and that He will be in His temple in Indiana. Let us all prepare to come and rejoice in obtaining the blessings of the temple in our collective very near future.
PS--you may pass this information along to your families and organization members.
Related web sites:
temples.lds.org (official web site),
indianapolismormontemple.org (official web site),
ldschurchtemples.com (unofficial web site),
indianapolistemple.com (unofficial web site),
indianapolismormontemple.com (unofficial web site),
mormontemples.com (unofficial web site).