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Freetown Sierra Leone Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony Held

Ground was broken this morning for the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple—the first to be constructed in the country. The 18,000-square-foot temple and a two-story ancillary building will be built on a 2.9-acre site in the Kossoh Town region of Freetown. Elder Hugo E. Martinez, president of the Africa West Area, presided at the event. Speaking of the members of the Church in Sierra Leone, he said: "They will be able to attend [the temple] and become better disciples of Jesus Christ, better family members, and better citizens of Sierra Leone with a temple to be built here."

Groundbreaking Date Announced for the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Freetown Sierra Leone Temple will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Elder Hugo E. Martinez, president of the Africa West Area, will preside at the event. The 18,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 2.9-acre site on Jui Road located in the Kossoh Town region of Freetown. A two-story ancillary building will also be constructed, housing an arrival center, patron housing, presidency apartments, ordinance worker apartments, and utility functions.