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Sites Toured in Bengaluru

Prior to a meeting held in Bengaluru for members, missionaries, and visitors, President Nelson toured potential sites for the Bengaluru India Temple, the first in India.

Friday, April 20, 2018

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President Nelson in Harare, Zimbabwe
Thursday, April 19, 2018
During his final stop in Africa of his global ministry tour on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, President Nelson visited a site where the Harare Zimbabwe Temple may be built.

Construction Update on the Durban South Africa Temple
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
On the east side of the Durban South Africa Temple, the newly installed concrete panels are being stitched at the joints while hanging brackets are installed on the north and west walls. Work on walls and stairs continues in the baptistry. The missionary housing exterior is being painted.

Cladding the Temple in Arequipa, Peru
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Polished pieces of white granite are being attached to the facade of the Arequipa Peru Temple over a black vapor barrier while other laborers are pouring curbing and surface parking.

Repairs Coming to the Edmonton Alberta Temple
Monday, April 16, 2018
Beginning Saturday, June 23, the Edmonton Alberta Temple will close for an extended maintenance period to allow for renovations and repairs focused mainly on the baptistry. The temple is expected to reopen a few months later on November 6, 2018.

Memphis Tennessee Temple Taking on New Shape
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Renovation of the Memphis Tennessee Temple is moving forward with the final steel framing added to the steeple framework and sheathing plywood being attached to the exterior of the building. Construction began seven months ago and is expected to continue well into next year.

Nighttime View of Temple in Rio
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Construction lighting at the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple creates a beautiful evening view of the building where crews have poured the steeple walls and have begun interior work.

The Tabernacle and the Messiah
Friday, April 13, 2018
Watch a video discussing the significance of the ancient Tabernacle of Moses and its relationship to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. The rich symbolism of Christ found throughout the tabernacle is unveiled.

Exterior Staircases Added to Kinshasa DRC Temple
Thursday, April 12, 2018
A concrete retaining wall and pair of staircases have been poured near the entrance to the Kinshasa DRC Temple.

Connecting Utilities at the Durban South Africa Temple
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
As trenches are dug from Preston Drive to bring power lines to the Durban South Africa Temple substation, workers continue to install auxiliary systems at the temple and missionary housing including plumbing, fire detection and suppression, electrical, air conditioning, and lightning protection.

Information Center Opens in Rome
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Visitors to the Rome Italy Temple will now be received at an information center. Hours are Monday–Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, 3:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Attaching Plywood to Raleigh North Carolina Temple
Friday, April 6, 2018
The exposed exterior of the Raleigh North Carolina Temple is being covered with new sheets of plywood and framing for the pilasters that will decorate the exterior walls. Select trees and evergreens have been preserved on the grounds for incorporation into the new landscaping.

Video Update on the Rome Temple
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Watch a video message filmed at the Rome Italy Temple. Beautiful drone footage of the temple grounds are featured including the plaza water feature under construction.

Steady Progress at the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple
Thursday, April 5, 2018
A pile of framing lumber sits in the staging area of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple as framers attach walls studs to the building's exterior to form the decorative pilasters. Waterproofing of the exterior is also underway as plumbing and electrical are roughed in on the interior.

Update on the São Paulo Brazil Temple Visitors' Center
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
The first temple visitors' center in South America is nearing completion at the São Paulo Brazil Temple. The center features a glass rotunda housing a replica of the Christus statue. The opening date will be announced this year in conjunction with the temple's 40th anniversary.

Pouring Curbing at the Lisbon Portugal Temple
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Inside the long vertical openings along each side of the Lisbon Portugal Temple, workers are framing window openings for the main and upper levels of the building. Behind the adjoining meetinghouse, heavy equipment is leveling the ground and pouring curbing for the future parking area.

Seven New Temples Announced at General Conference
Sunday, April 1, 2018
During his closing remarks in General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced the construction of new temples in Salta, Argentina; Bengaluru, India; Managua, Nicaragua; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Layton, Utah; Richmond, Virginia; and a major city in Russia.

Invitation to General Conference
Saturday, March 31, 2018
All members of the Church are invited to participate in the 188th Annual General Conference of the Church. The First Presidency, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other General Authorities and General Officers of the Church will deliver messages of inspiration and guidance in five sessions held Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Structural Framing Erected for Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple
Friday, March 30, 2018
Over the past two months, crews have been hard at work at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple erecting structural steel to form the sturdy skeleton of the building and its steeple. Workers will focus next on the roof and starting the long process of cladding the exterior walls.

Moroni Added to Concepción Temple
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Watch the installation of the angel Moroni statue atop the Concepción Chile Temple this morning as presented by Public Affairs on Facebook Live.

Open House and Dedication Announced for Rome Italy Temple
Thursday, March 29, 2018
The public is invited to tour the Rome Italy Temple during a free open house to be held Monday, January 28, through Saturday, February 16, 2019, excluding Sundays. The temple will be formally dedicated in sessions held Sunday, March 10, through Sunday, March 17, 2019.

Demolition Activities at the Tokyo Japan Temple
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Six months of renovation work at the Tokyo Japan Temple has seen the surface parking lot removed and the adjacent annex building demolished and excavated. A new building will be erected in its place housing patron accommodation services, meetinghouse facilities, and Area office functions.

In a Roundabout Way: Rome Italy Temple Construction
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The golden tones of the setting sun warm the white exterior of the Rome Italy Temple in a recent photograph taken near the traffic roundabout. And although construction of the temple has advanced in its own roundabout way over the past 7½ years, it now marches steadily toward completion.

Landscaping Progress at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Monday, March 26, 2018
Numerous groundcover seedlings have been added to the perimeters gardens of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple while new deciduous trees have been planted in the formal grounds around the temple. The exterior of the housing facility is nearing completion with front facade work underway.

The Sun Sets on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
Saturday, March 24, 2018
A high-rise view of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple captures the crisp white building at dusk with the massive Congo River flowing in the background. New palm trees have been planted at the corners of the temple.

"It is in these holy houses that faithful couples enter into the ordinance of celestial marriage through which they become parties to the Abrahamic covenant."
—Bruce R. McConkie

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