Announcement of the Cagayan de Oro Philippines TemplePresident Russell M. Nelson
, 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced
the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple on April 1, 2018, during the Sunday afternoon session of April 2018 general conference
A fifth house of the Lord for the Philippines
was among seven announced worldwide
by the Church during this conference — the first temple locations the Prophet announced
as President of the Church.
The restored gospel of Jesus Christ was first preached in the Philippines
in 1961 — where Church growth has been among the fastest worldwide. At the time a site location
was announced on Dec. 18, 2023, for the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple, there were more than 850,000 Church members in some 1,275 congregations on the collection of islands also known as the Filiponos.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xCaKCbUXeQ
The Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple was announced
by Church President Russell M. Nelson
on April 1, 2018. On Dec. 18, 2023, the Church announced a site location
for a house of the Lord on Rosario Limketkai Avenue in Cagayan de Oro City. Details about the temple’s groundbreaking have not yet been released.
Architecture and Design of the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple
According to site plans
released by the Church on Dec. 18, 2023, the Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple will be a two-story building of approximately 18,449 square feet. The edifice will stand on a 4.9-acre site located near the intersection of Rosario Limketkai and Rosario Cres avenues in Cagayan de Oro City.Also planned
for the temple site is an adjacent ancillary building that will include an arrival center, patron housing and a distribution center. The property is in the northern region of the island of Mindanao in the Philippines province of Misamis.