Knoxville temple groundbreaking emphasizes role of house of the Lord in returning home to God

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With an emphasis on temples being the house of the Lord and God’s love and desire for His children to come home, ground was broken for the new Knoxville Tennessee Temple on Saturday, Jan. 27.

“We are all sons and daughters of God — He loves us and wants us all to come home,” said Elder Shayne M. Bowen, a General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America Southeast Area presidency, as he presided at the event.

The temple will be the third for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tennessee, to be built in a suburb of Knoxville, nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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