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Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. Please Note: We report all information we are given. It is possible that progress has been made on other temples worldwide that we have not been made aware of. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.
Group Photo in DRC
Construction crew members at the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple site gathered together to take a group photograph in front of the sacred structure. The photo shows that the temple is quickly progressing toward completion. On the exterior of the temple, crews are finishing roof shingling and a parking area; inside, stone and tile work are well underway.
Jordan River Utah Temple Open House Begins
Following a year-long renovation, the Jordan River Utah Temple is ready to reopen. A public open house will start on Saturday 17 March and will run through Saturday 28 April. The Church has created a virtual tour, seen below, for members who are unable to attend the open house.
Steeple Scaffolding in Chile
New scaffolding stands above the Concepción Chile Temple, signaling that the structure’s steeple will soon be complete. The steeple has remained mostly unfinished for months, with a windowless lantern, uncovered cupola, and Moroni stand-in. Crews will be completing the unfinished parts and replacing the temporary Moroni with a gold-leafed permanent one shortly. The temple is set to be dedicated on Sunday 28 October 2018.
Framing Complete in OKC
Crews have attached steel framework for the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple steeple, as part of the structure’s intensive renovation project. Crates of building materials have arrived for the project and waterproofing of the building is underway.
Lisbon Temple Progress
Scaffolding covers the Lisbon Portugal Temple this week, as workers turn their efforts to waterproofing and cladding the exterior walls. Interior work has also begun on the first Portuguese temple. No official announcement has been made, but the temple is estimated to be complete by mid-2019.
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