This Day In History

    • Dedication
    • 2000 Recife Brazil Temple dedicated
    • Moroni
    • 2008 Angel Moroni placed upon the London England Temple

São Paulo Brazil

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Plain Parakeet · Brotogeris tirica
Antonio Silveira, XC145499. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/145499.

Great Kiskadee · Pitangus sulphuratus
Antonio Silveira, XC149235. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/149235.

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São Paulo Brazil Temple Wiki

Description

The São Paulo Brazil Temple is the 17th operating temple.

History

Announcement

In 1975 at an area conference in Brazil, then President of the Mormon Church, Spencer W. Kimball, announced that a temple would be built in São Paulo.

At that time, part of the cost of building a temple was borne by the general membership of the Mormon Church, South American members were given assignments to earn money towards the São Paulo Temple fund, in addition to paying tithes and offerings. Each ward or branch was assigned an amount of money to raise. Many of the members did not have money to contribute to the temple fund and instead offered rings, bracelets and other objects of gold, silver, and precious stones.[1] Each ward that was assigned to raise an amount of money either met or surpassed the goal.

Groundbreaking

Twelve months after the announcement of the temple, construction began. Hundreds of members gathered to clear the site, which included removing brush, weeds, and banana trees. Sacrifice continued with eight hundred members donating their time to produce fifty thousand blocks of cast stone composed of quartz, marble chips, and white concrete for the exterior of the São Paulo Temple.

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Dedication

The São Paulo Temple was the first Mormon temple built in South America. It was dedicated on October 30, 1978 by President Spencer W. Kimball. At the time, there were more than 242,000 members of the Church living in South America, with 54,000 in Brazil alone. As of 2006 there are a total of thirteen Mormon temples in South America.

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedication Order

Renovation

In 2003, twenty-five years after the opening of the temple, a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was added during an extensive renovation project, after which President Gordon B. Hinckley rededicated the São Paulo Brazil Temple on February 22, 2004. The São Paulo Brazil Temple has a total of 59,246 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

Rededicatory Prayer

Rededication Order

Presidents

Temple President Years Served
President Fernando A. Silva 2015–
President Paulo R. Puerta 2012–2015
President Stanley D. Neeleman 2009–2012
President Jairo Mazzagardi 2006–2009
President J. Kent Jolley 2003–2006
President Oswaldo S. Camargo 1999–2003
President Aledir P. Barbour 1996–1999
President Athos M. Amorim 1993–1996
President Helio R. Camargo 1990–1993
President Wayne M. Beck 1987–1990
President Hal R. Johnson 1984–1987
President José B. Puerta 1979–1984
President Finn B. Paulsen 1978–1979

Sao Paulo Brazil Temple was the first temple to use the single story, single spire design. The spire is 101 feet (31 m) tall.

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Spires and Moroni

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Moroni

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Sources and Links

External links

  • Temple at LDS.org(official)
  • Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
  • Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
  • Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Temple at Wikipedia

Additional Articles

Sources/Citation

  1. [1]“Temple Progress in Brazil,” LDS Church News, Jan 1977, p 3

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