The beautiful Apia Samoa Temple, which stands in front of Mt. Vaea, is a landmark in Samoa’s capital city. It was the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built in the South Pacific, following the Hamilton New Zealand Temple. The Apia Samoa Temple has a unique history, as it is one of only two Mormon temples (the other being Nauvoo) to be completely destroyed and rebuilt.The original temple was a 14,560-square-foot building featuring a modern design with concrete walls and cedar roofing. An expanded and more efficient floor plan measuring 18,691 square feet was used for the new temple. The granite structure sits on 1.7 acres of land that is beautifully landscaped and lined with palm trees. Its single spire features the gold-leafed angel Moroni statue that stood atop the original temple. Adjacent to the temple is a Church-owned complex that features accommodations for temple patrons visiting from afar, a meetinghouse, a family history center, a service center, the home for the mission president of the Samoan mission and the Church College of Western Samoa.
Vaitele St, Apia
, PACIFIC ISLANDS
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Rebecca describes how the temple has helped her family to grow closer together.
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