The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil

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São Paulo Brazil Temple

As of January 1, 2011, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 1,138,740 members in 239 stakes and 49 districts, 1,925 Congregations (1,457 wards[1] and 468 branches[1]), 34 missions, and seven temples in Brazil.[2]

History[edit]

Membership History[edit]

Year Membership[3]
1940 233
1950 648
1960 2,644
1965 19,050
1970 33,104
1976 45,747a
1980 81,504c
1985 206,000b
1989 302,000b
1995 548,000b
2000 775,822c
2005 928,926c
2010 1,102,428a
2012 1,173,533a
  • a Actual Membership for January 1 of the respective year
  • b Estimated membership for December 31 of the respective year
  • c Actual Membership for December 31 of the respective year

Missions[edit]

a announced to be created July 2013.[4]

Temples[edit]

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17. São Paulo Brazil edit

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
1 March 1975
30 October 1978 by Spencer W. Kimball
22 February 2004 by Gordon B. Hinckley
23°35′6.626399″S 46°43′21.95039″W / 23.58517399972°S 46.7227639972°W / -23.58517399972; -46.7227639972 (São Paulo Brazil Temple)
59,246 sq ft (5,504 m2) on a 1.85 acre (0.7 ha) site
Spanish influenced modern, single-spire design - designed by Emil B. Fetzer

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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
13 January 1995
15 December 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
8°2′11.00400″S 34°54′40.04280″W / 8.0363900000°S 34.9111230000°W / -8.0363900000; -34.9111230000 (Recife Brazil Temple)
37,200 sq ft (3,460 m2) on a 5.59 acre (2.3 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by J&P Arquitetos Ltd. and Church A&E Services

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
30 September 1997
17 December 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
30°2′2.569200″S 51°9′28.32480″W / 30.03404700000°S 51.1578680000°W / -30.03404700000; -51.1578680000 (Porto Alegre Brazil Temple)
10,700 sq ft (990 m2) and 71 ft (22 m) high on a 2 acre (0.8 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Andre Belo de Faria and Church A&E Services

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Campinas, Brazil
3 April 1997
17 May 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
22°53′47.52239″S 47°0′4.078800″W / 22.8965339972°S 47.00113300000°W / -22.8965339972; -47.00113300000 (Campinas Brazil Temple)
49,100 sq ft (4,560 m2) on a 6.18 acre (2.5 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by JCL Arquitetos Ltd., and Church A&E Services

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Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil
23 August 2002
1 June 2008 by Thomas S. Monson
25°26′28.69439″S 49°20′31.69679″W / 25.4413039972°S 49.3421379972°W / -25.4413039972; -49.3421379972 (Curitiba Brazil Temple)
27,850 sq ft (2,587 m2) and 125 ft (38 m) high on a 8.15 acre (3.3 ha) site
Classic modern, single-spire design - designed by Jeronimo da Cunha Lima and GSBS
Temple dedicated on 1 June 2008 following an open house from 10 May to 24 May 2008.[5]

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138. Manaus Brazil edit

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Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
23 May 2007
10 June 2012 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf[8]
3°4′27.2964″S 60°5′21.56280″W / 3.074249000°S 60.0893230000°W / -3.074249000; -60.0893230000 (Manaus Brazil Temple)
32,032 sq ft (2,976 m2) on a 7.7 acre (3.1 ha) site
The temple will serve approximately 44,000 members.[6][7]

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Fortaleza, Brazil
3 October 2009
15 November 2011 by David A. Bednar
TBD
Announced by Thomas S. Monson in General Conference, 3 October 2009.[9][10] Ground was broken on the seventh temple in Brazil by David A. Bednar on November 15, 2011.[11]

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
6 April 2013
TBD
Announced by Thomas S. Monson on 6 April 2013[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LDS Meetinghouse Locator.Nearby Congregations (Wards and Branches).
  2. ^ LDS Newsroom (Statistical Information)
  3. ^ "Country information: Brazil", Deseret News Church Almanac (multiple almanacs from various years) (Deseret News) 
  4. ^ New mission presidents by area for 2013
  5. ^ Curtiba Brazil Temple: Additional info, "Temples", LDS.org (LDS Church), retrieved 2012-10-16 
  6. ^ New Temple to Be Built in Manaus, Brazil, "News Story", Newsroom (LDS Church), June 7, 2007, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  7. ^ Ground Broken for Brazil’s Sixth Temple, "News Story", Newsroom (LDS Church), June 23, 2008, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  8. ^ Weaver, Sarah Jane (June 10, 2012), "Manaus Brazil Temple: Dedication marks Church's 138th worldwide and sixth in Brazil", Church News, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  9. ^ "President Thomas S. Monson: 'Welcome to Conference'", Deseret News, October 3, 2009, retrieved 2012-11-06 .
  10. ^ Talor, Scott (October 4, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-06 .
  11. ^ Ground Broken for Fortaleza Brazil Temple, "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), November 15, 2011, retrieved 2012-11-06 
  12. ^ Walker, Joseph (6 April 2013). "LDS react with joy to temples announced in Cedar City, Rio". Deseret News. Retrieved 2013-04-06. .

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