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.

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