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"I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name."
—Psalms 138:2


Cut-Away Model Put on Display in the Laie Hawaii Temple Visitors' Center

The Church's fifth cut-away model of a temple has been put on display in the visitors' center for the fifth dedicated temple in operation—the Laie Hawaii Temple. The exquisitely detailed model took eight months to build on the mainland of the United States. It was then disassembled and shipped to Hawaii where it was reassembled in a week. The beautiful gift arrived in the 100th anniversary year of the temple, which was dedicated by President Heber J. Grant on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1919. Other cut-away models of temples are located in the visitors' centers at the Salt Lake Temple, Washington D.C. Temple, Paris France Temple, and Rome Italy Temple.

Committee Prepares Members for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple

Members of the dedication committee for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple are holding regular meetings with the Church members in the stakes and districts of the future temple district to prepare them for next year's dedication. The First Presidency's announcement of the open house and dedication dates is still pending. Scaffolding has recently returned to the steeple of the temple for work to be carried out.

Rendering Revealed for Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple

"Isn’t it beautiful?" said President Russell M. Nelson to a gathering of Church members in Phnom Penh's Premier Centre Sen Sok on Tuesday night as he unveiled the official rendering of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple on a large screen in the auditorium. "I don’t know when the temple will be completed," he continued. "But I do know that, difficult as it is to construct a temple, it’s even more difficult to build a people ready for the temple. Preparation for the temple includes members of your family. Your preparation will bless them, too." The temple will be located on Russian Confederation Street, between the Cambodia Institute of Technology and the Institute of Foreign Languages near the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Special Guests at the Durban South Africa Temple

Bishop Gérald Caussé, presiding bishop of the Church, and Elder Joseph W. Sitati of the Africa Southeast Area presidency, inspected the construction progress at the Durban South Africa Temple on Thursday, November 14. They expressed encouraging words to the construction team and gratitude for their work. The elevator installations have been completed, and electrical has wrapped up. Sealing room mirrors has been installed. Landscaping continues including capping the water feature, stone benches, and planter boxes. At a media briefing, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged members of the community to attend the open house in two months.







Under Construction



The construction and renovation of Latter-day Saint temples is determined by the Church's First Presidency. New temple locations are most often announced at the Church's semiannual General Conference meetings.

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Laie Hawaii Temple
5th dedicated temple in operation
Paris France Temple
156th dedicated temple in operation
Rome Italy Temple
162nd dedicated temple in operation
Salt Lake Temple
4th dedicated temple in operation
Washington D.C. Temple
16th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; trees arriving for planting in the parking lot landscaping
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple
Landscaping continues; scaffolding erected around tower; dedication committee making presentations to stakes and districts to prepare members
Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple
Planning and approval phase; exterior rendering released and site location officially announced
Durban South Africa Temple
Construction nearing completion; media briefing held with Elder Holland; site inspected by Bishop Caussé