Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
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- June 20, 2023 – Ground Broken for Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
Foundation Work for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
At the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple site, a temporary electric service pole has been installed next to a group of fenced trailers and containers supporting the construction of the temple. A safety fence surrounds the excavation pit at the back side of the lot where work on the foundation is progressing. The property is located south of Hospital Libertas on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça. The groundbreaking was held in June.
Construction Underway at the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple Site
Major construction is afoot at the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple site where earthworks are getting underway and a tower crane with an exceptionally long jib has been installed. A construction barrier has been erected around the hillside property, and signage has been posted. Founded in 1897, Belo Horizonte is considered one of the first modern planned cities in Brazil. It now has a population of over 2.7 million residents.
Ground Broken for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
On Saturday, June 17, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple under the direction of Elder Juan A. Uceda of the Brazil Area presidency. He was accompanied by his wife, Maria Isabel, and Elder Luciano Sankar, an Area Seventy. Approximately 500 guests were in attendance including government officials. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Uceda implored the Father saying: "I ask Thee, dear Father, that this place and all who live within the boundaries of the temple district enjoy special protection. And may the light of the gospel shine throughout this region. We pray that no influence will stop or delay the building of the temple and that in due time it will be dedicated as the house of the Lord. May Thy spiritual power be strongly felt in this region."
Groundbreaking Announced for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
Elder Juan A. Uceda, second counselor in the Brazil Area presidency, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The 26,884-square-foot temple will be constructed on an 11.9-acre site located on Rua Professor José Vieira de Mendonça in the Engenho Nogueira neighborhood of Belo Horizonte. It is the first temple to be built in the state of Minas Gerais.
Rendering and Location Released for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
The official exterior rendering and location were released today for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple. The temple will be constructed on an 11.8-acre site located on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça in Belo Horizonte. The 27,000-square-foot building will feature a central tower with a pyramid roof. The temple will be one of thirteen that are dedicated, under construction, or announced for the nation of Brazil.