New dates for Haiti temple open house, dedication announced

An updated schedule for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple open house, youth devotional and dedication has been announced.

According to Newsroom, the temple's open house will be held from Aug. 3 through Aug. 17, with the exception of Sundays.

The temple dedication is planned for three sessions on Sunday, Sept. 1. A youth devotional will also be held the previous day on Aug. 31, and will be broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the temple district.

The announcement updates the open house, dedication and youth devotional dates originally announced two months ago, which included the start of the open house in mid-April and a May 19 dedication.

The Haiti temple groundbreaking was held Oct. 28, 2018, presided over by Elder Walter F. González, General Authority Seventy and president of the Church’s Caribbean Area. Counselors of the Caribbean Area presidency — Elder Claudio D. Zivic and Elder Jose L. Alonso — also participated.

“The temple groundbreaking ceremony was a wonderful spiritual experience,” said Elder Walter F. González in October 2018. “I can only think about everlasting joy and gratitude for all that the temple means in our lives. It is hard to express with words. This was a day of joy and gratitude when we start to build a portal to heaven as we come to better understand the importance of the covenants made in the temple and how they impact our daily lives, both in this time and eternity.”

The Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will serve more than 17,000 Latter-day Saints in four stakes and three districts. In April 2015 general conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the temple, which will open for ordinances on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. It is the nation’s first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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