Temple News & Updates | Week of 16 February 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article 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.

Largest National Young Single Adult Conference Held at Hamilton New Zealand Temple

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Flood

This past Monday, the largest national single adult conference in New Zealand history was held in the community of Temple View, where the Hamilton New Zealand Temple is located. The Isles of the Sea event was a huge success, bringing young single adults from far and wide. Renovation of the temple is expected to continue into next year.

Enclosing the Tokyo Japan Temple Annex

Photo Courtesy of Kouzou Maekawa

The primary focus at the Tokyo Japan Temple complex is the work of enclosing and completing the new multistory annex. The hulking frame of the building stands directly northeast of the temple and is being clad in concrete panels that match the temple exterior. The beautiful side-by-side buildings will serve as a center of worship for the Saints throughout the Tokyo region.

Opening Dates Released for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invites the public to tour the newly completed Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple beginning Friday, April 17, and continuing through Saturday, May 2, 2020. Tours will be held every day except Sundays. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, May 17, 2020, in three sessions held at 9:00 am 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The evening before the dedication, youth are invited to a devotional on Saturday, May 16, broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district. Read our full coverage on the Rio de Janeiro Temple here.

Alabang Philippines Temple Rendering Revealed

Photo Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The official rendering of the Alabang Philippines Temple has been released to the public. The white two-story building will be constructed at the corner of Filinvest Avenue and Corporate Avenue in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila. Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony scheduled for May 2, 2020.

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