The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) has a significant presence in the beautiful islands of Hawaii. The Aloha State, known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich culture, is also home to several LDS temples that serve as spiritual sanctuaries for the members residing there.
How Many Temples Are In Hawaii?
As of October, 2023, there are currently two temples currently in operation and one temple that has been announced. The Laie Hawaii Temple and the Kona Hawaii Temple are currently operating. The Kahului Hawaii Temple has been announced and is scheduled for completion in 2024.
Operating LDS Temples in Hawaii
- Laie Hawaii Temple (Dedicated in 1919) – The Laie Hawaii Temple holds a special place in the hearts of many as it was the first temple to be built outside of the continental United States. Nestled in the town of Laie on the island of Oahu, this temple has been a beacon of faith for over a century.
- Kona Hawaii Temple (Dedicated in 2000) – Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Kona Hawaii Temple serves members from several islands. It’s worth noting that this temple is currently undergoing a major renovation but is expected to reopen its doors in early to mid-2024.
LDS Temples Announced or Under Construction in Hawaii:
- Kahului Hawaii Temple – With an expected completion date in 2024, the Kahului Hawaii Temple will be a welcome addition to the island of Maui, providing a sacred space for members to participate in temple ordinances.
The LDS temples in Hawaii, much like those around the world, are considered houses of the Lord. They are places of worship, reflection, and spiritual growth. Each temple, whether operating or under construction, stands as a testament to the faith and dedication of the members of the Church in Hawaii.