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Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Enters Final Weeks of Construction

Crews at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will be working quickly over the next few weeks to wrap up construction and turn the building over to the Church. Trees and plants have filled the garden space behind the temple, decorative bars are being installed over the windows, and the meetinghouse extension is nearing completion. The open house begins in just under eight weeks on August 3, 2019.

Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Monument Sign

The monument sign has been installed on the grounds of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple where newly planted trees and shrubs are filling garden spaces. Work continues on an extension of the existing meetinghouse that will feature an arrival center with a waiting room, dining tables, restrooms, shower stalls, and lockers.

Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Grounds

Landscaping efforts are in full swing at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. Concrete crews are making great strides with the hard landscaping by pouring curbing, sidewalks, and driveways. Garden areas are greening up with the addition of sod, trees, and shrubs. Finish work continues on the interior of the temple.

Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Palm Trees

Newly planted palm trees have appeared around the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple as landscaping efforts continue. Irrigation lines are being laid in the flowerbeds, lamp posts are being installed around the parking areas, and more curbing and walkways are being poured. The open house begins the first Saturday in August.

Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Exterior Completed

The latest photograph of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple shows the completed exterior of the building and the black decorative fencing that has been installed around the perimeter of the property. The sacred structure will open to the public for an open house during the first two weeks of August. The dedication is slated for September 1, 2019.

Inscription Stone Installed at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

Both halves of the 3-inch thick, 750-pound stone bearing the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord were installed over the entranceway to the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple this morning. On the temple grounds, soft landscaping is underway with the addition of palm trees, plants, and irrigation lines.

Spire Attached to the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

The crowning addition was made to the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple this morning when the temple's spire was hoisted into place atop the steeple by a truck-mounted crane. The exterior walls have been clad in stone with the exception of the walls for the canopy entrance. The temple is scheduled to be dedicated on September 1, 2019.

Pouring Concrete at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

A cement mixer at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple is churning out concrete for the walkways and parking lots on the temple grounds. Inside, the hanging of drywall has been completed, and millwork has begun including the installation of door frames and crown moldings. Stone is being laid in the baptistry. An open house for the temple will be held in August 2019.

New Opening Dates Scheduled for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

The First Presidency has announced a revised opening schedule for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. The public open house will begin Saturday, August 3, and continue through Saturday, August 17, 2019, except for Sundays. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, September 1, in three sessions at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Stone Cladding the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Tower

Significant progress has been made on cladding the exterior of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. The majority of the exterior walls have been completed, and work has started on the tower. A little over four months remain before the temple opens to the public for a two-week open house.

May Dedication Slated for Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

The First Presidency has announced that the public open house for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will be held Saturday, April 20, through Saturday, May 4, 2019, except for Sundays, April 21 and 28. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, May 19, 2019. A youth devotional will be held the evening before the dedication.

Stone Cladding Underway at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple, the Caribbean's second, is being clad in a beautiful gray-toned stone. Construction is expected to continue into the middle of next year. The Caribbean's third temple, the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, was announced at General Conference earlier this month.

Waterproofing Exterior Walls of Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

The structural steel framing for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple has been sheathed, forming the exterior walls and architectural details of the building. Workers are now applying a waterproofing membrane in preparation for stone cladding. New curbing and sidewalks are being poured along the retaining wall that borders the street.

President and Matron of Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Called

A former president of the Haiti Port-au-Prince Mission has been called to serve as the first president of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. Fritzner Andre Joseph was born in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and currently lives in Orem, Utah. His wife, Marie-Gina Michel Joseph, will serve as temple matron.

Construction of Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Moving Ahead

The construction team at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple has set up trailers and is preparing the site for the temple footings and foundation. In addition to rough grading, the site has been staked, and excavation is underway. The temple will stand behind the chapel on Route de Freres.

Port-au-Prince Groundbreaking

Elder Walter F. González of the Seventy and president of the Caribbean Area presided today over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.

Preparing for Groundbreaking in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

In just three months the groundbreaking ceremony for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will be held, marking the formal commencement of construction. Heavy equipment is on site (behind the Route de Freres chapel) as ground is cleared and prepared for services.

Groundbreaking Announced for Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Elder Walter F. González of the Seventy and president of the Caribbean Area will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. Services are to be transmitted by internet to meetinghouses within the proposed temple district.
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
San Juan Puerto Rico Temple
Groundbreaking ceremony held May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Receiving furniture shipments; decorative bars installed over windows; landscaping continues; meetinghouse extension nearing completion