LDS Temple holds open day

Usually Latter Day Saints’ temples are not open to members of the general public.

Only members of the LDS temple with valid passes are permitted to go in.

The Suva Fiji Temple — which serves more than 35,000 Latter Day Saints in Fiji, Vanuatu, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands — was originally dedicated in June 2000.

It was closed in October 2014 for renovation.

Members of the public have been invited to have a look inside the temple before it is rededicated.

The public open house began Jan 25 and will continue through Feb 6.

Tours include a 10-minute presentation and a 30-minute walk-through.

The Prime Minister of Fiji, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, toured the temple on Jan 20.

He was accompanied by other senior governmental leaders and hosted by members of the Pacific Area Presidency and other Church leaders.

A number of Cabinet ministers and other senior leaders attended the special temple open house tour along with the Prime Minister.

The colours and design motifs of the renovated temple were inspired by the flowers, beaches and jungles of Fiji.

The interior of the temple features original art glass and a hand-painted mural depicting the landscape and flora of the islands.

The temple will be rededicated  on Feb. 21.

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