A new date has been scheduled for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple pushed back from its original 9 Oct 2021 date, to the 30th of October.
This was confirmed by a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints news release this week which also announced Elder K. Brett Nattress of the church’s Pacific Area Presidency and a General Authority Seventy, would preside at the groundbreaking ceremony.
A presiding church leader for the ceremony was not assigned when the groundbreaking was first announced in July.
The site location and exterior rendering for the single-story structure of 17,000 square feet were released in August of 2020.
The Pago Pago American Samoa Temple will be built on Ottoville Road on the site of the Pago Pago Samoa Central Stake Center in Tafuna, American Samoa.
The temple construction will also include housing for the temple president, matron and missionaries and a distribution center.
The temple will be the first in American Samoa where more than 16,000 Latter-day Saints live according to Church statistics.