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San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

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Paso Merendón Opens Near the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

A public works project, known as Paso Merendón, has opened near the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple. The architecture of the three-level structure has been celebrated for its beauty, especially the mirrored bridge trusses with multicolored nighttime lighting and angled suspenders. The latest advancements on the temple include the application of a rubberized roof coating on the roof deck and a rust inhibiting product on the steeple frame.

Framing the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple Steeple

Additional framing has been built around the steeple framework for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple. Large leafed trees stand in the median of the road in front of the temple, providing a natural frame for the steeple. The sturdy concrete walls of the building will be damp proofed before exterior cladding is attached. Church members in northern Honduras currently travel several hours south to participate in temple ordinances in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple.

Cupola Frame Added to the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

A steel frame for the cupola of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple has been secured to the top of the steeple frame. A steel post on the cupola will hold the lantern and finial segment. There are two temples under construction in Central America including the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple and Cobán Guatemala Temple. Two other temples have been announced for Managua, Nicaragua, and for Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Installing the Steeple Frame for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Crews are installing the steel frame for the steeple of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple over the tower that will function as the main entrance to the building. A ribbed, eight-sided dome is planned for the top, surrounded by eight pinnacles and finished with a lantern and finial. The main body of the steeple will hold stained glass—an arched window and accent window on each of the four sides.

Aerial Update on the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Take an aerial journey over the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple and its ancillary buildings in a beautiful video taken at the end of January. The concrete structures stand on the east side of the verdant Sula Valley. The city is home to more than 700,000 residents, making it the second largest city in Honduras, following the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Construction on the project has been underway for 18 months.

Parapet Poured for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple Towers

The scalloped parapet walls that sit on the towers of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple have been poured and cured. The tower over the entrance will soon support a frame for the planned domed steeple. The temple is located on a street named for Dr. Mario Catarino Rivas, a prominent physician in Honduras who devoted his life to caring for the sick and promoted humanitarianism in medical care by treating patients without discrimination.

Rebar Set for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple Tower

Reinforcing steel bars have been installed over the entrance to the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple ahead of the placement of concrete form panels. The panels will be filled with liquid concrete that will cure and harden around the steel bars to form strong walls for the tower that will support the steeple. The temple site is surrounded by a stunning backdrop of lush mountains.

Walls Rising for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Over the past few months, the majority of the structural walls have been poured and cured for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple and ancillary building. The temple will have four towers—one over the center of each side of the building. A domed steeple will rise over the main entrance, a flat tower will sit at the rear over the Celestial Room, and two additional flat towers will sit on the long sides over the baptistry and sealing room wings.

Building the Foundation for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Installation is progressing of the footings and foundations for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple and ancillary building. The partial basement for the temple will house the font for the main floor baptistry and dressing rooms for the ordinance workers. San Pedro Sula is the second largest city in Honduras, following the capital city of Tegucigalpa where the nation's other temple is located.

Preparing for Footings for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple Foundation

Excavation for the foundations at the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple complex has been carried out over the past few months, becoming more and more precise with each passing week. The locations for footings have been marked on the soil as the crew prepares to make its first concrete pours. An ancillary building will stand behind the temple, and an excavation has been made for what appears to be a detention pond.

Excavating for the Basement of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

The field where the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple is being constructed has gone from green to brown with the completion of vegetation removal and rough grading. An orange safety barrier has been installed around the temple footprint where an excavator and dump truck are working in tandem to remove dirt for the partial basement that will sit under the main level baptistry.

Site Clearing Begins for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

A view from the window of a high-rise bank building shows the progress being made on clearing the site for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple. The temple will rise on a major road in the northwest quadrant of the city near businesses, schools, residences, and a major medical center. The groundbreaking ceremony was held five months ago.

Ground Broken for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

Ground was broken for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple—the country's second—on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Elder José Bernardo Hernández, an Area Seventy, presided over the event. Elder Hernández, who is originally from San Pedro Sula, said "Personal preparation [to go to the temple] will bring to our lives many unimaginable blessings, such as eternal life and uniting the family for eternity." He encouraged parents to teach their children the importance of following God’s commandments and invited the youth to attend the temple often to participate in ordinances.

Groundbreaking Announced for San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple

The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Elder José Bernardo Hernandez Orellana, a member of the Area Seventy, will preside. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only. The temple will be constructed in the northwest section of the city on Bulevar Mario Catarino Rivas.