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Mesa Arizona Mormon Temples

In central Arizona’s Valley of the Sun, the Mesa Arizona Temple sits in downtown Mesa, a town originally settled by Mormon pioneers. The seventh operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first temple in Arizona, it was known as the Arizona Temple until the Church announced new uniform naming guidelines in 1999. The beautifully groomed site is also home to a public visitors’ center, extensive lawns, formal gardens and paths and several reflection pools. 

For almost 40 years, faithful Church members in the Arizona settlements traveled a long, barren trail by wagon across the desert, past canyons and rivers, to the St. George Utah Temple to perform sacred temple ordinances, including marriages. Because many bridal parties traveled the route, the path became known as the Honeymoon Trail. To ease the burden of Church members who had to make the arduous journey to enjoy temple blessings, Church leaders began plans for a temple in Arizona, and the temple was announced on October 1, 1919. The following year, the 20-acre lot was purchased, and on November 28, 1921, Church President Heber J. Grant dedicated the temple site. 

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arizona Statistics
Temples

Finished/Dedicated: 5

Under Construction: 1

Membership

416,192

Missions

6

Congregations

844

More info at Mormon Newsroom
 

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Mormon temples are the holiest places of worship on earth for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within these sacred walls, participants commit to live ethical and morally upright lives, and to be faithful to their spouse and family.