Freetown Sierra Leone Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:5 October 2019
The Freetown Sierra Leone Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple.
Sierra Leone's first temple was announced by President Russell M. Nelson at the General Women's Session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference. There are more than 21,000 Latter-day Saints organized into six stakes and three districts in this West African nation. To participate in temple ordinances, Freetown members currently travel over 1,240 miles (2,000 km) to the Accra Ghana Temple. Saints in Liberia, where there are five stakes and one district in operation, will also be blessed by having a temple much closer to them.1
The Freetown Sierra Leone Temple will be the first temple built in Sierra Leone.
- "President Nelson Announces Eight New Temples During General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 5 Oct. 2019.