Thanks to one of our readers for this update:

[On May 25th] I was in Monticello, Utah watching with a number of

other persons the changing of the statue of the Angel Moroni. A 23

karate gold-leaf statue of the same youthful design was brought from SLC

and a large lifting crane was driven from Vernal. The white statue

was taken down and the taller gold leafed statue was placed on. The

gold leafed Moroni makes the first small temple look even more

majestic. The first small temple has really been a spiritual booster

for the members and non-members in the Four Corners area. It you would

like to see details and photos of the statue changing go to or


Jill Webber