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The São Paulo Brazil Temple (formerly the São Paulo Temple) is the 19th constructed and 17th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in the Brazilian city of São Paulo, it was the first LDS temple built in South America, and also the first temple to use the single story, single spire design. The spire is 101 feet (31 m) tall.

The intention to construct a temple in São Paulo was announced by the LDS Church on March 1, 1975, with construction beginning twelve months later. Hundreds of local church members gathered to clear the site, which included removing brush, weeds, and banana trees. Hundreds more members donated their time to produce fifty thousand blocks of cast stone composed of quartz, marble chips, and white concrete for the exterior of the temple. It was dedicated on October 30, 1978, by church president Spencer W. Kimball. The temple has two ordinance rooms and four sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 59,246 square feet (5,504 m²).[1]

On August 20, 2003, a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was added to the temple during an extensive renovation and enlargement project 25 years after its dedication.[2] Church president Gordon B. Hinckley rededicated the São Paulo Brazil Temple on February 22, 2004.[3]

District

The São Paulo Brazil Temple serves members from 46 stakes headquartered in Southeastern São Paulo:

  1. Alphaville Brazil Stake
  2. Alvarenga Brazil Stake
  3. Barueri Brazil Stake
  4. Diadema Brazil Stake
  5. Guaruja Brazil Stake
  6. Maua Brazil Stake
  7. Osasco Brazil Stake
  8. Praia Grande Brazil Stake
  9. Ribeirao Pires Brazil Stake
  10. Santo Andre Brazil Stake
  11. Santos Brazil Stake
  12. Sao Bernardo Brazil Rudge Ramos Stake
  13. Sao Bernardo Brazil Stake
  14. Sao Paulo Brazil Stake
  15. Sao Paulo Brazil Campo Limpo Stake
  16. Sao Paulo Brazil Casa Grande Stake
  17. Sao Paulo Brazil Cotia Stake
  18. Sao Paulo Brazil Cumbica Stake
  19. Sao Paulo Brazil Embu Stake
  20. Sao Paulo Brazil Ferreira Stake
  21. Sao Paulo Brazil Grajua Stake
  22. Sao Paulo Brazil Guarapiranga Stake
  23. Sao Paulo Brazil Guarulhos Stake
  24. Sao Paulo Brazil Interlagos Stake
  25. Sao Paulo Brazil Ipiranga Stake
  26. Sao Paulo Brazil Itaqua Stake
  27. Sao Paulo Brazil Itaquera Stake
  28. Sao Paulo Brazil Jacana Stake
  29. Sao Paulo Brazil Jaragua Stake
  30. Sao Paulo Brazil Jardim da Saude Stake
  31. Sao Paulo Brazil Mogi das Cruzes Stake
  32. Sao Paulo Brazil North Stake
  33. Sao Paulo Brazil Parque Bristol Stake
  34. Sao Paulo Brazil Parque Pinheiros Stake
  35. Sao Paulo Brazil Penha Stake
  36. Sao Paulo Brazil Perdizes Stake
  37. Sao Paulo Brazil Piratininga Stake
  38. Sao Paulo Brazil Pirituba Stake
  39. Sao Paulo Brazil Raposo Taveres Stake
  40. Sao Paulo Brazil Santo Amaro Stake
  41. Sao Paulo Brazil Sao Miguel Paulista Stake
  42. Sao Paulo Brazil Sapopemba Stake
  43. Sao Paulo Brazil South Stake
  44. Sao Paulo Brazil Taboao Stake
  45. Sao Vicente Brazil Serra do Mar Stake
  46. Sao Vicente Brazil Stake


Presidents

Notable presidents the temple include Helio R. Camargo (1990–93); Athos M. Amorím (1993–96); and Jairo Mazzagardi (2006–09).

  1. Romeo A. Piros 2018–
  2. Fernando A. Silva 2015–2018
  3. Paulo R. Puerta 2012–2015
  4. Stanley D. Neeleman 2009–2012
  5. Jairo Mazzagardi 2006–2009
  6. J. Kent Jolley 2003–2006
  7. Oswaldo S. Camargo 1999–2003
  8. Aledir P. Barbour 1996–1999
  9. Athos M. Amorim 1993–1996
  10. Helio R. Camargo 1990–1993
  11. Wayne M. Beck 1987–1990
  12. Hal R. Johnson 1984–1987
  13. José B. Puerta 1979–1984
  14. Finn B. Paulsen 1978–1979


See Also

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References

  1. Sao Paulo Temple: Story of Sacrifice and Learning - LDS Ensign Oct 1978
  2. Template:Cite news
  3. Sao Paulo temple ready for re-dedication - TheChurchNews Jan 2004
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