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Open House Tours Begin at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

More than 300 VIPs, including members of the local and international media, were guided through the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
today, following a news conference with Elder S. Mark Palmer, president of the Africa Southeast Area, and his counselors, Elder Joseph W. Sitati and Elder Joni L. Koch. On Saturday, March 9, a tour of temple was conducted for members of the construction team and their families. The general public is invited to tour the temple beginning tomorrow and continuing through Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Final Preparations for the Kinshasa DRC Temple Open House

Windows are being shined, grass mowed, fresh mulch laid, and lettering painted as energized workers and volunteers make final preparations for the public open house of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
. Visitors will be received beginning on Tuesday and continuing through the end of the month.

New 3D Model for the Kinshasa DRC Temple

With five weeks remaining before the public open house begins for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
, temple modeler Brian Olson has produced an updated model of the temple featuring a virtual flight over the property accompanied by local nature sounds. You'll see the royal palm trees along the entrance driveway, the beautiful hand-laid pavers, and the other Church buildings on site.

Construction of Kinshasa DRC Temple Completed

The general contractor has finished work on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
, which is now in the hands of the Church for furnishing and preparation for the public open house. The other Church buildings on site are being refreshed with new paint and deep cleaning.

Monument Sign for the Kinshasa DRC Temple

Since the monument sign appeared at the entrance to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
grounds over two months ago, lighting has been installed and vegetation has been planted, greatly adding to the beauty of the complex. The public open house for the temple begins in just 15 weeks.

Progress on Pavers, Landscaping at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

The large stacks of pavers that once lined the driveway to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
grounds have now been neatly installed, creating a beautifully patterned and tree-lined entrance to the temple complex. The bright white exterior of the temple stands in contrast to the earth-toned meetinghouse and institute building on site, indicative of its holy purpose.

Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Kinshasa DRC Temple

The First Presidency has officially announced the opening of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
. A free public open house will begin on Tuesday, March 12, and conclude on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, April 14, 2019, with a youth devotional planned for the evening before the dedication.

Exterior Lighting Tests Underway at Kinshasa DRC Temple

The exterior lighting system at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
is installed and tests are underway. Lamp posts are also being added across the temple grounds and at the entrance to the temple property for both visibility and security at night.

More Pavers Laid at the Kinshasa DRC Temple Site

Laid in a sophisticated herringbone pattern, the gray-toned pavers being laid for the walkways and driveways at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
are among the temple's most beautiful and unique features. Construction is expected to wrap up in the next few months.

Lamp Posts at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

Joining the royal palm trees in the landscaping strips along the entrance driveway to the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
are new concrete-anchored lamp posts that will light the way to the temple. Pallets of driveway pavers sit along the path, ready to be integrated into the grounds.

Laying Walkway Pavers at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

Workers at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
are tackling the labor-intensive task of laying a system of pavers across the grounds for the walkways among the on-site buildings. Lamp posts are also being installed to create good lighting across the property.

Plastering Steeple and Entry at Kinshasa DRC Temple

Progress continues on the covered entry and steeple of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
where workers have attached a wire mesh and begun the work of plastering. The temple will be painted white, setting is apart from the adjoining earth-toned meetinghouse.

Steeple Progress, Apostle Visit at Kinshasa DRC Temple

During a 10-day tour of the Africa Southeast Area, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at a young single adult fireside at the stake center next to the Kinshasa DRC Temple where more than 1,400 were in attendance. Cladding of the temple steeple continues.

Cladding the Steeple of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

Scaffolding has appeared around the steeple framework for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
as laborers clad the structure in stone. The steeple will be colored white and topped with a finial to serve as the focal point for the building. The temple shares land with an operating stake center and institute and seminary building.

Shingling Begins at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

Following a rainy season at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
, a felt underlayment has been attached to the roof, and shingles are being laid. Crews are preparing to clad the steeple.

Full Steeple Framework Reattached to Kinshasa Temple

After making a few adjustments, the steel framing for the spire of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
has been reattached to the steeple base, much to the delight of the crew who have taken great pride in the temple's high quality of construction.

Royal Palm Trees Planted at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

The grounds of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
were beautified this week with the addition of ten royal palm trees that will line the walkway leading to the main entrance. Crews are working toward enclosing the building so that interior work may begin.

Steeple Added to Kinshasa Temple

The construction of the Kinshasa DRC Temple reached an important milestone this week with the installation of the steeple framework atop the entrance doors.

Roof Decking

The addition of flashing and plastic sheeting to the Kinshasa Temple roof decking will protect it against the rainy season.

Progress on the Roof

Roof decking for the Kinshasa DRC Temple is going up while site grading is underway.

Ready for Font Pour in Kinshasa

At the Kinshasa DRC Temple, crews are preparing to pour the concrete support for the baptismal font and to attach plywood to the roof trusses.

Brickwork Completed at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

Brick layers have finished cladding the exterior of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
, which will later be plastered white. Crews continue to add purlins to the roof trusses and to strengthen the connecting plates. The grounds are to feature large palm trees.

Brick Laying Continues at Kinshasa DRC Temple

Much of the exterior facade of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
has been covered in white insulation and brick, while crews attach purlins across the steel trusses that form the framework for the roof. The stake center stands in the background.

Brick Laying Begins at the Kinshasa DRC Temple

With the structural framing in place for the roof of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
, work has begun on attaching white insulating block and on laying brick over the waterproofed concrete block walls. The brick will later be finished with a white stucco.

A New Perspective on the Kinshasa DRC Temple

The latest photograph of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
gives a bird's-eye view of the construction progress. Crews have been setting the steel rafters that will provide the structural support for the roof.

Rafters Going Up for the Kinshasa Temple Roof

Forty tons of high-quality steel rafters are being lifted into place atop the waterproofed concrete-block walls of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
to form the pitched roof of the building. The temple is being built to last.

Framing Up the Steeple Base in Kinshasa

Concrete blocks have been set in place for the base of the steeple that will top the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
. Landscaping structures are also being added.

Concrete Poured at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

Recently poured concrete has formed the window openings and sealed the tops of the concrete block walls for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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.

A West-Side View of the Kinshasa Temple

A view of the west side of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
shows the black membranes being used for concrete pours to form walls joints and window openings in addition to rebar being set for a concrete pour along the roof line.

Update on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple

Progress continues on the concrete block exterior walls for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
. Openings can be seen for the windows and the front entrance, which will wear a white steeple.

Walls Going Up for the Kinshasa Temple

It has been an exciting time for the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a recent visit from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the rising of exterior walls for the Kinshasa temple.

Kinshasa Temple Foundation Visible

Concrete foundation walls can be seen rising for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
. The temple will be the first in Central Africa.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held in Kinshasa

Today marked the commencement of construction for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve presided. The temple will bless countless saints throughout Central Africa.

Four Weeks to Kinshasa Temple Groundbreaking

The formal commencement of construction on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo will be celebrated in four weeks. The picturesque temple site stands a short distance from the mighty Congo River.

Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple Groundbreaking Announced

The First Presidency has announced the date for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
as Friday, February 12, 2016. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the event.