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Announced: April 2, 2000

Location: Okup-Umodba road, off Aba-Owerri Road at union Bank, Aba. Abia State, Nigeria; phone (234)82-239-010.

Site: 6.3 acres.

Exterior finish: Namibian pearl granite.

Temple design: Classic modern.

Architects: Adeniyi Coker architects Ltd., Marlum Nigeria Ltd.

Project manager: Russ Tanner.

Rooms: Celestial room, two endowment rooms, two sealing rooms and baptistry.

Total floor area: 11,500 square feet.

Dimensions: 147 feet by 77 feet.

District: 15 stakes, 11 districts in Nigeria, and 2 branches in Cameroon.

Groundbreaking: Feb. 23, 2002, by elder H. Bruce Stucki of the Seventy.

Dedication: August 7, 2005, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; four sessions.

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Farmington, UT

The floor area listed for the Kona Hawaii temple is incorrect. In order for a 149x77 foot building to have 140,700 square feet of floorspace, the temple would need to be 12 stories tall.

Spanish Fork, UT

The Apia Samoa entry doesn't appear to mention the rebuilding and re-dedication (in 2005) after the 2003 fire.

Florissant, MO

Well the temples are dotting the earth, but Kansas City is up and running, they had it as "announced". I guess I will do the "visit all the temples trip" in the millennium. But they are beautiful temples and so glad that they are closer to the people throughout the world.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

On the Samoa Temple the line that should say "Groundbreaking" for some reason says "Dedication".

Mr. Bean
Pheonix, AZ

Temples are handsome structures but not very efficient or practical considering the cost. What would be wrong with adding some space to stake center buildings for work for the dead and perform marriages in the chapel area? Re temple marriages, it's not the temple structure that seals for eternity... it's the authority by which it is done.

Idaho Falls, ID

In growing up, I can remember leaders or teachers speculating that the day could come when there would be such high demand that the scenario which Mr. Bean described might happen. If church growth started to escalate rapidly, I could see where some temples would be reserved only for the living.

Buena Vista, VA

a much more efficient way to see this list is the hardcopy version in the Church Almanac. That way you can go straight to any temple you are interested in, without having to click through the list. Also lds.org contains much of this info, but probably not all of it.

Gonzales, LA

I would like to say just one thing for all LDS people of age get your Temple recommends and go often, if you have not yet qualified DO SO it will be the most important thing you can do to achieve that which the Lord has commanded you to do. It can change your life and give you greater understanding into the eternal prespective and make you a more dedicated Saint. May each of you pray and work toward that end that you may stand with your families and be prepared to enter into our Heavenly Fathers kingdom and receive all that the Father has as promised in the scriptures.

Mr. Bean
Pheonix, AZ

"..I could see where some temples would be reserved only for the living."

My point is simply, that temple structures seem altogether unneeded, since it is the 'authority,' not a physical structure that authenticates work for the dead, etc. Thus, temple construction around the world seems exorbitant... perhaps for some enigmatic, unknown purpose or function.

Perhaps the encouragement to 'attend often' without a specific dead ancestor or living marriage to attend to holds the key. Who knows...?

Holladay, UT

Mr Bean,

We build temples because the Lord has commanded us to build them. A temple is the House of the Lord. A temple is a special kind of building, the cost is irrelevant. Considering what the Lord has done for us, building a house for him seems like small thanks in deed. Certainly we should build it of the finest materials available and our sincerest devotion.

Puyallup, WA

I have visited some of these temples but am amazed at how many temples dot the earth now!! in my lifetime it used to be possible to visit every temple in the world with ease. that would be a tall order today. I am grateful to see temples close to members of the church all over the world. what a blessing!

Gambrills, MD

@Mr. Bean
"..Re temple marriages, it's not the temple structure that seals for eternity... it's the authority by which it is done."

It may not be the temple structure that seals for eternity, but these ordinances need to take place in a sacred, dedicated space. My daughter recently went through the temple for the first time. I thought about people outside the church who ask about the details of what goes on inside. It occurred to me that if it was ok for me to just tell them the details then there would be no need for temples- but it is sacred. The Manhattan temple was a Stake Center and part of it was renovated and dedicated to be a temple. Since Temples are the House of God, just as in the Old Testament, we use the finest materials available. The Church isn't going in debt for them and continues to meet the needs of members and fulfill humanitarian needs so I don't think the cost is an issue currently

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