Sharing Time:

Temples throughout the World

By Judy Edwards

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    “My people are always commanded to build [temples] unto my holy name” (D&C 124:39).

    The Lord has commanded his people to build temples because he wants them to have temple blessings, such as the blessing of being sealed as families. As temples are built throughout the world, more members of the Church have a chance to go to the temple and receive those blessings.

    There are forty-five temples in twenty-two countries throughout the world. Nine more temples—in Bogotá, Colombia; Bountiful, Utah (U.S.); Guayaquil, Ecuador; Orlando, Florida (U.S.); St. Louis, Missouri (U.S.); Hong Kong; Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.); Utah County, Utah (U.S.); and Preston, England—have been announced or are under construction. And, as the membership of the Church increases, even more temples will be built.


    The countries where temples are located are shown in color on the map. Match the number of each country with its name on the list below the map. Check your answers with the key. Then, using the list of temples (below), place a dot or star on the map in the country where each temple is located.

    Map of the world

    Map created by Steve Dayton

    a. Argentina ___

    g. Germany ___

    m. Peru ___

    s. Tahiti ___

    b. Australia ___

    h. Guatemala ___

    n. Philippines ___

    t. Taiwan ___

    c. Brazil ___

    i. Japan ___

    o. Samoa ___

    u. Tonga ___

    d. Canada ___

    j. Korea ___

    p. South Africa ___

    v. United States

    e. Chile ___

    k. Mexico ___

    q. Sweden ___


    f. England ___

    l. New Zealand ___

    r. Switzerland ___


    These are the temples that are currently operating:

    Alberta Temple (Canada)

    Jordan River Temple (U.S.)

    Provo Temple (U.S.)

    Apia Samoa Temple

    Las Vegas Nevada Temple (U.S.)

    Salt Lake Temple (U.S.)

    Arizona Temple (U.S.)

    Lima Peru Temple

    San Diego Temple (U.S.)

    Atlanta Georgia Temple (U.S.)

    Logan Temple (U.S.)

    Santiago Chile Temple

    Boise Idaho Temple (U.S.)

    London Temple (England)

    São Paulo Temple (Brazil)

    Buenos Aires Argentina Temple

    Los Angeles Temple (U.S.)

    Seattle Temple (U.S.)

    Chicago Illinois Temple (U.S.)

    Manila Philippines Temple

    Seoul Korea Temple

    Dallas Texas Temple (U.S.)

    Manti Temple (U.S.)

    St. George Temple (U.S.)

    Denver Colorado Temple (U.S.)

    Mexico City Temple (Mexico)

    Stockholm Sweden Temple

    Frankfurt Germany Temple

    New Zealand Temple

    Swiss Temple (Switzerland)

    Freiberg Germany Temple

    Nuku‘alofa Tonga Temple

    Sydney Australia Temple

    Guatemala City Temple (Guatemala)

    Oakland Temple (U.S.)

    Taipei Taiwan Temple

    Hawaii Temple (U.S.)

    Ogden Temple (U.S.)

    Tokyo Temple (Japan)

    Idaho Falls Temple (U.S.)

    Papeete Tahiti Temple

    Toronto Ontario Temple (Canada)

    Johannesburg South Africa Temple

    Portland Oregon Temple (U.S.)

    Washington Temple (U.S.)


    Sharing Time Ideas

    1. Research the history of the temple in your area and share with the children stories of faith about the building of the temple or about members who have gone to it. The children could draw pictures of their temple.

    2. Play a matching game, using pictures of Church buildings and their names. Include pictures of your local temple, other temples, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, a meetinghouse, the Church Office Building, and the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. Explain to the children the differences between temples and other Church buildings.

    3. Sing “I Love to See the Temple” (Tambulilit, June 1992, page 5); “We Love Thy House, O God” (Hymns, number 247), or “The Spirit of God” (Hymns, number 2), which was sung at the dedication of the Kirtland Temple in 1836. Discuss the feelings of joy and gratitude that come to those who receive the blessings of the temples.

    Show References

    • a–5; b–18; c–6; d–11; e–4; f–13; g–14; h–8; i–22; j–21; k–9; l–17; m–7; n–19; o–1; p–16; q–12; r–15; s–3; t–20; u–2; v–10.