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Making Quick Work of the Brasília Brazil Temple

Major progress has been made at the Brasília Brazil Temple site in the three and a half months since the groundbreaking was held. The majority of the temple foundation and has been installed, and the structural framing is well underway for the east wing of the meetinghouse and the main floor of the two-story accommodation center.

Tower Crane Installed at the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

Mounds of dirt and a tower crane rise over the fence line at the Brasília Brazil Temple site as evidence of the most recent construction activity. The crane boasts an extremely long jib section, allowing it to reach over much of the 6-acre property where three main buildings are under construction: the temple, a meetinghouse, and an accommodation center. The construction crew is currently setting rebar for the footings and foundation.

Groundbreaking Held for the Brasília Brazil Temple

"Bless us so that we continue to strive to be good citizens who serve and bless our neighbors and to never forget the poor and needy," said Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, in his site dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Brasília Brazil Temple held Saturday, September 26, 2020. Elder Parrella was accompanied by Elder Joaquin E. Costa and Elder Joni L. Koch of the Brazil Area presidency, along with Damares Alves, Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights in Brazil at the event. Due to social distancing guidelines, attendance was limited. The 25,000-square-foot temple will be located on a six-acre site near an arm of Paranoá Lake. Patron housing and a meetinghouse will also be constructed on site.

Brasília Brazil Temple Groundbreaking Announced

The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Brasília Brazil Temple will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020. The president of the Brazil Area, Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only. The 25,000-square-foot temple will be built on a six-acre site near an arm of Paranoá Lake along with an accommodation center and meetinghouse.

Activity at the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

Heavy equipment has arrived at the Brasília Brazil Temple site to carry out a variety of preliminary construction activities. The ground is being cleared of vegetation, leveled, and compacted to prepare for the building of the temple, a meetinghouse, and an accommodation center. No groundbreaking date has been announced, but the official exterior rendering was released about five months ago.

Exterior Rendering of Brasília Brazil Temple Released

A newly released exterior rendering of the Brasília Brazil Temple showcases a beautiful white temple designed to complement the famous architectural style of the city. The single-story, 25,000-square-foot building will be constructed on a six-acre site in the northern section of the city near an arm of Paranoá Lake alongside a patron housing facility and new meetinghouse. Project leaders have begun to work with government officials to submit public documents. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

Property Fence Erected at the Brasília Brazil Temple Site

A new chain-link and barbed-wire fence installed around the site for the Brasília Brazil Temple has given local members hope that a groundbreaking may be announced in the near future with construction of the temple to follow. Plans for the temple were announced two years ago at the General Conference held in April 2017.