Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple Dedication

  • April 14, 2019
Date
April 14, 2019

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Article Highlights

  • Youth devotional: April 13
  • Dedication: April 14

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple in Africa will be dedicated on Sunday, April 14, 2019.

A youth devotional with Church leadership is planned for Saturday, April 13, 2019. It will be broadcast to all congregations of the Church in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple District.

Additional details regarding the temple dedication will be announced at a future date.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the temple during the October 2011 general conference. The groundbreaking ceremony February 12, 2016, was attended by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. The temple will serve more than 42,000 Church members living in the country.

This will be the fourth temple in Africa; three others are currently operating in Johannesburg, South Africa; Accra, Ghana; and Aba, Nigeria. The Durban South Africa Temple is under construction and the Abidjan Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) Temple, Nairobi Kenya Temple, and the Lagos Nigeria Temple have been announced.

The Church currently has 189 temples either in operation, announced, under construction, or being renovated around the world. The Kinshasa Temple will be the 163rd operating temple.

Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

The exterior of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Exterior doors of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Door detail in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Recommend desk in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Recommend desk in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Baptistry in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Instruction room in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Instruction room in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Celestial room in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Lighting in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Brides room in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Sealing room in the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.