Thursday, June 14, 2012
Manaus Brazil Temple dedicated and open
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf dedicated Brazil's 6th temple and the 138th worldwide on 10 June 2012.
The other 5 temples are hundreds an hundreds of miles away in the south-east portion of Brazil.
"Church leaders determined to construct the temple after years of sacrifice by Latter-day Saints in the Amazon River Basin to reach the temple.
For almost 20 years, Church members from Manaus, a city isolated by major rivers and rainforests, have been traveling by caravan to attend the temple in Sao Paulo, Brazil — a 15-day round trip journey by boat and bus — and then Caracus, Venezuela — an eight-day journey by bus."
Manaus Brazil Temple pictures - note river in background, I assume it doesn't flood?
Brazil's 7th temple in Fortaleza, Brazil is still under construction.