Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
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March 11, 2018
Group Photo at Kinshasa TempleThe crews at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple construction site recently gathered for a group photograph in front of the handsome building.
February 22, 2018
Scaffolding Removed from Kinshasa DRC TempleThe beautiful Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is now visible without the obstruction of scaffolds, as crews have removed them from the entry and around the tower. The driveways and parking area have been outlined in concrete blocks. Shingles continue to be added to the roof.
February 16, 2018
Advancements at the Kinshasa DRC TempleAt the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, work on the roof, steeple, and exterior paint is nearing completion while construction of a guardhouse is well underway at the entrance. Inside, stone and tile work is set to begin shortly.
February 1, 2018
Palm Tree-Lined Driveway at Kinshasa DRC TempleThe entrance and driveway for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple are better defined as construction crews continue their hard landscaping efforts. The stately temple spire is being painted white while metal roof shingles are laid.
January 23, 2018
Kinshasa DRC Temple: From Gray to WhiteThe Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is looking more beautiful than ever with its pure white exterior, as crews paint the gray plastered walls. Inside, work has begun on insulating the ceiling, running HVAC ducts, and installing the suspension system for a dropped ceiling.
December 26, 2017
Hard Landscaping at the Kinshasa DRC TempleThe grounds of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple are seeing the addition of hard elements including concrete planter boxes and curbing. The winding path of the driveway has been compacted.
December 17, 2017
Plastering Exterior of Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo TempleThe mortar lines on the concrete block exterior walls of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple are disappearing as workers plaster the surface. A moisture barrier is being attached to the eaves along the roofline.
October 30, 2017
Plastering Steeple and Entry at Kinshasa DRC TempleProgress continues on the covered entry and steeple of the 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 it apart from the adjoining earth-toned meetinghouse.
October 18, 2017
Steeple Progress, Apostle Visit at Kinshasa DRC TempleDuring 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.
October 12, 2017
Cladding the Steeple of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo TempleScaffolding has appeared around the steeple framework for the 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.
October 3, 2017
Roof Underlayment at Kinshasa DRC TempleFollowing a rainy season at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, a black felt underlayment has been attached to the roof decking while crews prepare to clad the steeple.
September 27, 2017
Full Steeple Framework Reattached to Kinshasa TempleAfter making a few adjustments, the steel framing for the spire of the 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.
September 16, 2017
Royal Palm Trees Planted at the Kinshasa DRC TempleThe grounds of the 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.
September 7, 2017
Steeple Added to Kinshasa TempleThe construction of the Kinshasa DRC Temple reached an important milestone this week with the installation of the steeple framework atop the entrance doors.
September 2, 2017
Roof DeckingThe addition of flashing and plastic sheeting to the Kinshasa Temple roof decking will protect it against the rainy season.
August 14, 2017
Progress on the RoofRoof decking for the Kinshasa DRC Temple is going up while site grading is underway.
July 28, 2017
Ready for Font Pour in KinshasaAt the Kinshasa DRC Temple, crews are preparing to pour the concrete support for the baptismal font and to attach plywood to the roof trusses.
July 10, 2017
Brickwork Completed at the Kinshasa DRC TempleBrick layers have finished cladding the exterior of the 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.
June 23, 2017
Brick Laying Continues at Kinshasa DRC TempleMuch of the exterior facade of the 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.
May 29, 2017
Brick Laying Begins at the Kinshasa DRC TempleWith the structural framing in place for the roof of the 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.
May 1, 2017
A New Perspective on the Kinshasa DRC TempleThe latest photograph of the 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.
April 18, 2017
Rafters Going Up for the Kinshasa Temple RoofForty 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 to form the pitched roof of the building. The temple is being built to last.
March 27, 2017
Framing Up the Steeple Base in KinshasaConcrete blocks have been set in place for the base of the steeple that will top the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. Landscaping structures are also being added.
March 10, 2017
Concrete Poured at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo TempleRecently 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.
January 30, 2017
A West-Side View of the Kinshasa TempleA view of the west side of the 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.
December 5, 2016
Update on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo TempleProgress continues on the concrete block exterior walls for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. Openings can be seen for the windows and the front entrance, which will wear a white steeple.
November 16, 2016
Walls Going Up for the Kinshasa TempleIt 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.
August 7, 2016
Kinshasa Temple Foundation VisibleConcrete foundation walls can be seen rising for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. The temple will be the first in Central Africa.
February 12, 2016
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held in KinshasaToday marked the commencement of construction for the 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.
January 16, 2016
Four Weeks to Kinshasa Temple GroundbreakingThe 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.
December 9, 2015
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple Groundbreaking AnnouncedThe First Presidency has announced the date for the groundbreaking ceremony of the 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.
"For thou knowest that we have done this work through great tribulation; and out of our poverty we have given of our substance to build a house to thy name, that the Son of Man might have a place to manifest himself to his people."
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