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Site Preparation Underway for the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Heavy machinery at the Mendoza Argentina Temple site is preparing the ground for construction. Vegetation, rocks, and debris are being cleared while rough grading equipment contours the property. Excavation and leveling has begun for the temple and its auxiliary facilities. The temple will be the fourth constructed in Argentina. A fifth has been announced for Bahía Blanca.

Groundbreaking for Mendoza Argentina Temple Held in December

Elder Allen D. Haynie, first counselor in the South America South Area presidency, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mendoza Argentina Temple, which had been delayed by several weeks, on Thursday, December 17, 2020. In his remarks, he stated, "Everything in the temple teaches us about Christ and about His central role in God's plan for our happiness." The sacred structure will be built in the community of Las Heras on Avenida Champagnat along with a meetinghouse and patron housing. Sister Deborah Haynie, Elder Haynie's wife, directed her remarks to the youth. "Learn more about family history work for the next few years and fall in love with it. If you do that, when the temple’s doors open, you can help carry out ordinances on their behalf."

Construction Begins in November on the Mendoza Argentina Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mendoza Argentina Temple has been announced for November 2020. Church leaders will break ground under the leadership of Elder Allen D. Haynie of the South America South Area presidency. The 21,000-square-foot temple will be built along Avenida Champagnat in the community of Las Heras. Plans also call for a meetinghouse and patron housing to be constructed on site. Ground will be broken in the same month for both the Mendoza Argentina Temple and the Salta Argentina Temple.

Rendering and Location Released for the Mendoza Argentina Temple

A single-spire, classically proportioned design has been revealed for the 21,000-square-foot Mendoza Argentina Temple. Plans also call for a meetinghouse and patron housing facility to be constructed on site. Detailed plans are still being developed while project leaders work with government officials on the permitting process. The buildings will be constructed in the Champagnat neighborhood on the western edge of the beautiful suburb of Las Heras, a community that borders Mendoza to the north. No groundbreaking date has been announced yet.