LDS Church breaks ground for first temple in Zimbabwe

LDS Church breaks ground for first temple in Zimbabwe


by Amber Rhoades, KUTVSunday, December 13th 2020AA

LDS Church hosts groundbreaking for Zimbabwe Harare Temple. (Photo: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

8VIEW ALL PHOTOSLDS Church hosts groundbreaking for Zimbabwe Harare Temple. (Photo: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

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(KUTV) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced in a news release that a groundbreaking ceremony for Zimbabwe’s first temple was held on Saturday.

Due to local COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the ceremony was limited. President Emmerson Mnangagwa was in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony, according to the LDS Church.LDS Church hosts groundbreaking for Zimbabwe Harare Temple. (Photo: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

The temple will be located in the Highland area of Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city. It is planned to be a single-story building of approximately 17,250 square feet. It will be the 13th temple on the African continent, seven of which having been announced or under construction. Plans for a Harare temple were first announced in 2016.
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The Church will announce details for the open house and temple dedication at a later date.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider temples to be the “house of the lord” and are different from the Church’s meetinghouses, or chapels.

According to the LDS Church, there are currently over 35,000 members in Zimbabwe with more than 90 congregations. The Church has had a presence in the African country since 1930.MORE TO EXPLORENetworks cut away from Trump’s White House address‘The people have spoken’: Judges in Michigan, Georgia dismiss election casesPolice: Florida burglar killed by falling windowSPONSORED CONTENTCreating an Alternative for a Billion-Plus SmokersWSJ for Philip Morris InternationalOOFOS are like walking on clouds.OOFOS FootwearThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun  by Taboola Sponsored Links 

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