Haiti, one of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nations with a poverty rate approaching 60 percent, soon will be able to offer its Mormon populace the richest blessings of the LDS faith.
A Mormon temple in the capital of Port-au-Prince will be built there.
A groundbreaking is set for Oct. 28, the governing First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said this week.
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build the Haiti temple in 2015. The nation is home to more than 22,000 Mormons (out of an overall population of nearly 11 million) and 46 LDS congregations.