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On 7 October 2018, Prophet and President of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] [[Russell M. Nelson]] announced that a temple will be built in San Juan Puerto Rico. Construction on the temple with an adjacent meetinghouse is expected to begin in 2019 and will take about two years to complete. This will be the first temple in Puerto Rico and the third temple in the Caribbean following the dedication of the [[Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple]] later this year.
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On 7 October 2018, Prophet and President of [http://comeuntochrist.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] [[Russell M. Nelson]] announced that a temple will be built in San Juan Puerto Rico. Construction on the temple with an adjacent meetinghouse began in 2019. The '''San Juan Puerto Rico Temple''' is the first temple in Puerto Rico and the third temple in the Caribbean following the dedication of the [[Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple]] in September 2019.
  
On 12 January 2019, the Church released an artist rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. The rendering features a single-story temple with an end spire reflective of the architectural styles in the area. The temple will be located at 123 Calle Ronda Urb Villa Andalucía in the Trujillo Alto area of San Juan.
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On 12 January 2019, the Church released an artist rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. The rendering features a single-story temple with an end spire reflective of the architectural styles in the area. The temple is located at 123 Calle Ronda Urb Villa Andalucía in the Trujillo Alto area of San Juan.
  
 
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==The Church in Puerto Rico==
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The Church’s presence in Puerto Rico dates to 1947, when Latter-day Saint military personnel began holding meeting in Guajataca, in the island’s northwest area. In January 1964, the first missionaries arrived in Puerto Rico, with the first convert baptism coming the following month. In 1980, the first meetinghouse opened and home [[Seminary|seminary]] began.
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Today, the Church counts nearly 23,500 members among 38 congregations and five stakes in Puerto Rico.[https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/facts-and-statistics/country/puerto-rico]
  
 
==Groundbreaking Ceremony for San Jan Puerto Rico Temple==
 
==Groundbreaking Ceremony for San Jan Puerto Rico Temple==
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[[Image:PrimeraPalada-110A.jpg|350px|thumb|<span style="color:#0D8ED3"> Groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, 14 May 2019. ©2019 By Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All Rights Reserved.|right]]
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A groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] was conducted on Saturday, 4 May 2019. Elder [[Walter F. González]], president of the Caribbean Area for the Church, presided over the groundbreaking and dedicated the temple site.
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During his remarks, [https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/ground-broken-for-three-international-temples Elder González said], "Without a doubt, this is a day to remember, a day that we will keep in our memories and in which the longing of so many brothers and sisters of this beautiful Island of Enchantment becomes reality. Build the temple first in your hearts."
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==Open House and Dedication==
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The [[First Presidency]] of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates for the dedication and open house of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple.
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Elder [[D. Todd Christofferson]] of the [[Quorum of the Twelve Apostles]] will preside at the temple’s dedication on Sunday, January 15, 2023, with sessions scheduled for 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.
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A preceding public open house will run from Thursday, December 1, to Saturday, December 17, excluding Sundays. A media day will be Monday, November 28, with invited guests touring the temple November 29-30 before the start of the public tours.[https://www.thechurchnews.com/temples/2022/9/12/23343865/san-juan-puerto-rico-temple-dedication-open-house-dates-announced]
  
[[Image:PrimeraPalada-110A.jpg|600px|thumb|<center><span style="color:#003366">Groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, 14 May 2019. ©2019 By Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All Rights Reserved.</span></center>|none]]
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==Picture Gallery of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple==
  
A groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple of [[The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints]] was conducted on Saturday, 4 May 2019. Elder [[Walter F. González]], president of the Caribbean Area for the Church, presided over the groundbreaking and dedicated the temple site. The temple will be located at 123 Calle Ronda Urb Villa Andalucía in the Trujillo Alto area of San Juan.  
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple at sunrise.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple at sunrise
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple exterior2.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple exterior
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple exterior3.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple exterior
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple exterior4.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple exterior
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple grounds.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple grounds
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple reception.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple reception
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple interior1.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple interior
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File:San Juan Puerto Rico Temple interior2.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple interior
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File:light fixture San Juan Puerto Rico Temple.jpg|San Juan Puerto Rico Temple light fixture
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During his remarks, [https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/ground-broken-for-three-international-temples Elder González said], "Without a doubt, this is a day to remember, a day that we will keep in our memories and in which the longing of so many brothers and sisters of this beautiful Island of Enchantment becomes reality. Build the temple first in your hearts."
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©2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Pictures of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple downloaded from the 28 November 2022 Church Newsroom article [https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/san-juan-puerto-rico-temple-open-house-offers-hope-to-storm-tossed-island "San Juan Puerto Rico Temple Open House Offers Hope to Storm-Tossed Island"].
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==External Links==
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* [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/temples/details/san-juan-puerto-rico-temple?lang=eng Official San Juan Puerto Rico Temple page]
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* [https://churchofjesuschristtemples.org/san-juan-puerto-rico-temple/ San Juan Puerto Rico Temple page]
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* [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/manual/families-and-temples/what-is-the-purpose-of-the-temple?lang=eng What is the Purpose of the Temple]
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* [https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/comeuntochrist/article/temples What Are Temples?]
  
The [https://www.prensamormona.org.pr/articulo/palada-incial-da-comienzo-a-la-construcci%C3%B3n-del-templo-de-san-juan-pr Puerto Rico Newsroom website] in Spanish provides more information on the groundbreaking ceremony.
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The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. ©2022 By Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

On 7 October 2018, Prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Russell M. Nelson announced that a temple will be built in San Juan Puerto Rico. Construction on the temple with an adjacent meetinghouse began in 2019. The San Juan Puerto Rico Temple is the first temple in Puerto Rico and the third temple in the Caribbean following the dedication of the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple in September 2019.

On 12 January 2019, the Church released an artist rendering of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. The rendering features a single-story temple with an end spire reflective of the architectural styles in the area. The temple is located at 123 Calle Ronda Urb Villa Andalucía in the Trujillo Alto area of San Juan.


The Church in Puerto Rico

The Church’s presence in Puerto Rico dates to 1947, when Latter-day Saint military personnel began holding meeting in Guajataca, in the island’s northwest area. In January 1964, the first missionaries arrived in Puerto Rico, with the first convert baptism coming the following month. In 1980, the first meetinghouse opened and home seminary began.

Today, the Church counts nearly 23,500 members among 38 congregations and five stakes in Puerto Rico.[1]

Groundbreaking Ceremony for San Jan Puerto Rico Temple

Groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, 14 May 2019. ©2019 By Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was conducted on Saturday, 4 May 2019. Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area for the Church, presided over the groundbreaking and dedicated the temple site.

During his remarks, Elder González said, "Without a doubt, this is a day to remember, a day that we will keep in our memories and in which the longing of so many brothers and sisters of this beautiful Island of Enchantment becomes reality. Build the temple first in your hearts."

Open House and Dedication

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the dates for the dedication and open house of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the temple’s dedication on Sunday, January 15, 2023, with sessions scheduled for 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.

A preceding public open house will run from Thursday, December 1, to Saturday, December 17, excluding Sundays. A media day will be Monday, November 28, with invited guests touring the temple November 29-30 before the start of the public tours.[2]

Picture Gallery of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

©2022 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Pictures of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple downloaded from the 28 November 2022 Church Newsroom article "San Juan Puerto Rico Temple Open House Offers Hope to Storm-Tossed Island".

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