Church Leaders Break Ground for the McAllen Texas Temple

A regional Church leader Saturday in McAllen, Texas — a city less than 10 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border and the location of the latest temple to begin construction — told a gathering of fewer than 30 Latter-day Saints and invited guests on a 70-degree morning that the temple coming to their city is eternally significant. This temple, he said, is an important indicator of their collective faith and a valuable reminder of the most important things in life.
“This day is the result of tremendous faith and many prayers by so many who have waited so long — perhaps even all their lives,” said Elder Art Rascon, an Area Seventy, during the temple groundbreaking ceremony held November 21, 2020. “God bless you. Your faith and prayers have been recognized by the Lord.”

Elder Rascon presided at the event and offered the dedicatory prayer.