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Construction Facilities in Place at Belém Brazil Temple Site

Since the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belém Brazil Temple two months ago, the general contractor has set up a staging area and erected several supporting structures on site. The future temple and adjoining buildings have been staked, and ground is being prepared for construction including grading and excavation activities.

Ground Broken for the Belém Brazil Temple

"May this work be a symbol of light and a representation of the love of Jesus Christ to all," said President Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area, in his site dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belém Brazil Temple held on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Hundreds of Church members and guests gathered to the site to participate in the historic services including Church, civil, religious, and community leaders. For years, faithful members have looked forward to the day when a temple would be built in their midst, having previously participated in temple ordinances in the distant cities of São Paulo, Campinas, Recife, and most recently Manaus.

Official Rendering Released for the Belém Brazil Temple

Accompanying a news release today from the First Presidency announcing the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belém Brazil Temple was an official rendering of the sacred structure to be constructed on a site near the Val de Cans International Airport. The ceremony will be held in two weeks on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Heavy equipment is currently on site clearing the ground in preparation for the services.

Surveyors at the Belém Brazil Temple Site

With next month's groundbreaking ceremony approaching for the Belém Brazil Temple, surveyors are making precise measurements and staking the site in anticipation of the building's construction. A regional choir has been assembled and is regularly practicing the musical numbers that will be presented at the service. Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area, will preside.

Belém Brazil Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced

In a letter sent to area seventies, stake presidents, district presidents, and mission presidents, the presidency of the Brazil Area has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belém Brazil Temple will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area, will preside. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only, but the proceedings will be broadcast live via the internet. The temple will be constructed in a central location to the Belém metropolitan area near the Val de Cans International Airport.
Belém Brazil Temple
Construction facilities erected; grading and excavating temple site
Belém Brazil Temple
Construction facilities erected; grading and excavating temple site
Belém Brazil Temple
Construction facilities erected; grading and excavating temple site
Belém Brazil Temple
Construction facilities erected; grading and excavating temple site
Belém Brazil Temple
Construction facilities erected; grading and excavating temple site