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Temple News & Updates | Week of 10 July

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Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at)


Baptistry Walls Poured in Germany

Significant progress has been made in the Frankfurt Germany Temple baptistry font relocation project this week. The concrete walls were poured, leaving its former location free for other needs. The temple is expected to reopen next year.

Courtesy of Brunner Daniel


Bishop W. Christopher Waddell Visits Peru

Bishop Waddell visits temple site | June 19, 2017

Last month Bishop W. Christopher Waddell visited the Arequipa Peru Temple site. Photographs of him at the site show shuttering and rebar work for the foundation of the temple.


Brickwork Completed in DRC

Brick layers have finished cladding the exterior of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. The walls will be plastered white as construction progresses. Crews continue to add purlins to the roof trusses and to strengthen the connecting places.

Courtesy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa Mission


Waterproofing Progress in South Africa

Black waterproofing is being applied to the exterior of the Durban South Africa Temple this week. Inside, the basement floor has been poured. Brickwork has begun at the missionary housing and the top floor ring has been poured.

Courtesy of Site Missionary


Commemorative Book Underway for KCMO Temple

As part of the 5th anniversary of the Kansas City Missouri Temple, organizers are asking for stories, pictures, artwork, and other submissions. The submission deadline is 1 August 2017. More information can be found here.


Dedication Date Approaching in Arizona

The Tucson Arizona Temple stands ready for dedication on 13 August 2017. Beautiful photos show the temple illuminated at night, standing as an oasis in the middle of the desert.


Groundbreaking Announced for Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple

On Saturday 28 October 2017 Elder Walter F. González of the Seventy and the president of the Caribbean Area will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. The event will be transmitted to meetinghouses within the temple district.

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