Brasília Brazil Temple
On 2 April 2017, during the 187th annual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then-Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would be built in Brasília, Brazil. The single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet, with numerous arches complementary to Brasília's famous architectural style, will be built on a six-acre site located in the northern section of the city near an arm of Paranoá Lake at SGA/Norte Quadra 612 – Lote "C". Patron housing and a new meetinghouse will also be built on the site.
Project leaders have begun working with city officials on preliminary plans for the temple and have begun filing public documents. A groundbreaking date has not been set yet. On 26 February 2020, an official exterior rendering of the Brasília Brazil Temple was released to the public.
There are currently seven operating temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Brazil. Those temples are located in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus Brazil Temple, Porto Alegre, Recife, and São Paulo.. A groundbreaking ceremony was conducted for the Belém Brazil Temple in August 2019. In April 2020, an open house for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple will begin and the temple will be dedicated in May 2020. The Brasília Brazil Temple will be the tenth temple built in Brazil. A temple has also been announced in Salvador, Brazil.
Brasília is Brazil's beautiful national capital, renowned for its unique city plan and architecture. More than 1.3 million members of the Church live in Brazil, more than any nation in the world other than the United States and Mexico. The Brasília Brazil Temple will bring the blessings of the temple closer to the thousands of members living in Brazil's vast interior. There are five stakes in the immediate Brasília area with five additional nearby stakes and more in the surrounding region.
Brasília was the fifth stop on President Russell M. Nelson’s five-country Latin American Ministry in August 2019. While in Brasília, he taught missionaries an effective way to talk about the Book of Mormon.