On Wednesday, May 24, Typhoon Mawar hit the island of Guam, leaving most of the island without power. 

A week after the storm, Latter-day Saints went to the Yigo Guam Temple and its meetinghouse to repair the damages.

“Flooding saturated the carpets and some furniture inside the Yigo temple and at a nearby meetinghouse,” said a Church press release. “The typhoon also damaged trees and other landscaping on the temple grounds. The temple did not sustain any structural damage, but it will be closed for repairs because of typhoon damage through July 24.” 

According to the press release, the Yigo chapel close to the temple was impacted by the flooding, leaving it without power or water. Missionaries and members of the church helped removed the excess water and take the carpet out to dry.

“Everyone was all set to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the temple when the storm moved in,” said Sister Cyndi Burtenshaw, who is serving as a Church communication missionary in the Micronesia Guam Asia North Area.