Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Porto Alegre Brazil Temple

102nd operating temple
Porto Alegre Brazil Temple

© 2017, Wellington Luiz Siqueira. All rights reserved.

Address

Rua General Salvador Pinheiro, 50
Vila Jardim
91320-240–Porto Alegre–Rio Grande do Sul
Brazil
Telephone:  (+55) 51-2104-2700

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
Patron housing available
Distribution center nearby

Announcement: 

30 September 1997

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

2 May 1998 by James E. Faust

Public Open House: 

2–9 December 2000

Dedication: 

17 December 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

2 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Cotton white granite from Ceara State of Brazil

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Temple Facts

The Porto Alegre Brazil Temple was the third temple built in Brazil.


Temple History

The Porto Alegre Brazil Temple is the third temple to be dedicated in the nation of Brazil. The temple's location overlooks the city from the east toward a large river and port for which the city is named.

President Faust turned the ceremonial first shovelful of earth during the groundbreaking ceremony. After, he invited a young girl and boy to come help him with the digging. They not only came forward and assisted him, but the little girl also waited for him the next day at the Campinas regional conference to give him a hug of appreciation.

He emphasized the need to sacrifice for temple building and shared how members in Argentina found ways to donate during the construction of the São Paulo Brazil Temple
17th operating temple
São Paulo Brazil Temple
. They gave the gold from their dental work to help pay for the temple. He said that he had purchased some of the gold fillings for more than the market price to share with congregations the nature of the sacrifice made by these members (Church News, 9 May 1998).