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Preparing the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple Site

The site of the future Pago Pago American Samoa Temple is being cleared ahead of next month's groundbreaking ceremony that was originally announced for Saturday, October 9, but has been delayed three weeks until Saturday, October 30, 2021. Elder K. Brett Nattress of the Pacific Area presidency will preside at the event. There are five stakes operating on the island of Tutuila—the most populous island of American Samoa.

Ground to Be Broken for the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Church leaders and invited guests will break ground for the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple. The 17,000-square-foot, single-story temple will be built on Ottoville Road next to the stake center for the Pago Pago Samoa Central Stake in Tafuna, American Samoa. The project will also include housing for the temple president, matron, and temple missionaries and a distribution center. The temple will be the first in the territory of American Samoa and the second in the Samoan Islands, joining the Apia Samoa Temple.

Rendering and Location Announced for the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple

A grass field next to the Pago Pago Samoa Central Stake Center will be the location of the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple, announced by President Russell M. Nelson in the April 2019 General Conference. The single-level temple will be nearly 17,000 square feet and will share a site with housing for the temple president and matron and for temple missionaries. A distribution center will also be included in the project.