“Laie Hawaii Temple Closes for Renovations,” Liahona, Mar. 2009, N6–N7
To return the temple to its original beauty and bring it up to date with current temple standards, the Laie Hawaii Temple closed on December 29, 2008, for renovations. The renovation is expected to be finished in approximately 18 months, and the temple will be rededicated after the project is complete.
Members in the Laie Hawaii Temple district will have access to the Kona Hawaii Temple. The Laie Hawaii Temple was first dedicated by President Heber J. Grant in 1919 and was later rededicated after renovation and expansion in 1978.