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Reno Nevada Temple

81st operating temple

Reno Nevada Mormon Temple
Physical Address
2000 Beaumont Parkway
Reno, Nevada  89523
United States
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 33040
Reno, NV  89533-3040
Telephone  775-747-6688
Facsimile  775-747-6302

Announcement:  12 April 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  24 July 1999 by Rex D. Pinegar
Public Open House:  8–15 April 2000
Dedication:  23 April 2000 by Thomas S. Monson

Site:  7.9 acres.
Exterior Finish:  Gray granite quarried near Sharon, Vermont.
Ordinance Rooms:  Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple Facts

The Reno Nevada Temple was the second temple built in Nevada, following the Las Vegas Nevada Temple (1989).

Groundbreaking Ceremony

Presiding at the groundbreaking services on Pioneer Day, Elder Rex D. Pinegar of the Seventy and president of the North America Southwest Area called the groundbreaking a good time to honor the pioneers. "These devoted faithful saints traversed the dangerous, forbidding country of America's wilderness. Through extreme and inhospitable weather they endured hardships, privation and went into the unknown with great faith and courage." Many of the pioneers found the will to endure such hardships in the temple. "From the temple experience they had gained a vision of who they were and what their relationship was with God," he said.

Elder Pinegar explained that Church members are faced with their own difficulties, today. "We need the Lord's strength in our own lives and in the lives of our children," he said, noting that the temple is a visual reminder of God's existence and stands as a beacon, reminding members to come unto Christ. Just as the early pioneers received strength for their journey west in the Nauvoo Temple, so can members today receive the strength they need to fulfill their journey ahead in the temple (Church News, 31 July 1999).

"For verily this generation shall not all pass away until an house shall be built unto the Lord, and a cloud shall rest upon it, which cloud shall be even the glory of the Lord, which shall fill the house."
—D&C 84:5

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