Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:4 October 2020
The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple.
Plans to construct the Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple were announced in General Conference by President Russell M. Nelson on October 4, 2020. Santa Cruz is the largest city in Bolivia with a population of more than 3 million people. There are more than 200,000 Latter-day Saints in the country organized into 33 stakes and 8 districts with 10 of those stakes located in Santa Cruz. The city sits in the eastern Tropical Lowlands on the Pirai River. The Saints in Santa Cruz currently make a 10-hour drive to attend the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple.1
The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple will be the second temple built in Bolivia, following the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple (2000).
- "Prophet Announces Six New Temples at October 2020 General Conference," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 4 Oct. 2020.