Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
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- August 15, 2021 – The Church of Jesus Christ Responds to Earthquake in Haiti
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Unharmed by Earthquake
Church leaders have assessed the condition of members, missionaries, and property in Haiti following a devastating 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the country on Saturday, August 14. The mission president reports that all missionaries are safe and have been relocated as needed to maintain that safety. The homes of some Church members have been severely damaged, and members are receiving medical attention for injuries. The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple and its adjoining meetinghouse are in perfect condition and will continue to provide services. Other official Church buildings are in good condition, but a wall of the rented facility in Les Cayes has collapsed. Elder Paul H. Jean Baptiste of the Seventy said, "It is something very strong for everyone, of course, but we can hold on and draw closer to the Lord. Suffering breeds humility through prayer. The idea is to understand that there is a purpose. He knows everything that happens to us."
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Dedicated
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple today, making it the 165th temple in operation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder and Sister Bednar met with Haitian youth last evening at a devotional where they answered questions and encouraged the young men and women to prepare to enter the temple and to submit names for temple ordinance work.
Haitian Youth Invited to Devotional with Elder Bednar
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at a youth devotional in Haiti this Saturday, August 31, at 3:00 p.m. in anticipation of the dedication of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple on Sunday, September 1, 2019. The temple is the first to be constructed in the nation of Haiti and the second built on the island of Hispaniola, joining the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple.
Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Opens to Public
The public is invited to take a free tour of the interior of the newly completed Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple beginning Thursday, August 8, and continuing through Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Hours on Saturdays are 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. No tours are available on Sunday, August 11. The colors of blue, green, and gold are combined with a palm-leaf motif, symbolizing Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The carpet represents the island’s vegetation while the turquoise blue and lime green represent the ocean. The hibiscus, Haiti’s national flower, can be seen in the carpets.
Press Conference Scheduled for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
On August 6, 2019, a press conference will be held for the newly completed Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. Information about the temple and its significance will be communicated to national and international media. The following day, civic and community leaders will be invited to tour the interior of the temple and ask questions. The general public will then be invited for tours being held Thursday, August 8, through Saturday, August 17, 2019.
Construction of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Completed
The newly completed Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple is a little piece of heaven in this Caribbean capital that has been slowly recovering from the devastation sustained by the January 2010 earthquake. The open house for the temple has been delayed. Special guests will be invited to tour the temple the first week of August with public tours beginning on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
Preparing for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Open House
During the month of July, the final touches and preparations will be made for the open house of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple, beginning Saturday, August 3, 2019. The official photographs will be taken for the news release, inviting the public to tour the interior of the striking new edifice, located behind the chapel on Route de Freres.
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 Haiti Temple 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.