The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the locations of six houses of the Lord around the world. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced two of them in October 2022 (Ribeirão Prêto, Brazil; Londrina, Brazil), two in April 2022 (Santos, Brazil; Wellington, New Zealand), one in October 2021 (Kaohsiung, Taiwan) and one in October 2020 (Santa Cruz, Bolivia).
Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple
The Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple will be built on a 1.26-acre site located near Dachang Road and Dehua Street, Niaosong District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,900 square feet.
This will be the second temple in the country. The Taipei Taiwan Temple was dedicated in November 1984. Taiwan is home to more than 62,000 Latter-day Saints in nearly 100 congregations. Missionaries first arrived in Taiwan in 1956.
Ribeirão Prêto Brazil Temple
The Ribeirão Prêto Brazil Temple will be built at Av. Antonio Marcal and R. Jose Brandani in Ribeirão Prêto, Brazil. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet.
Santos Brazil Temple
The Santos Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida Doutor Waldemar Leão, 305, Jabaquara, Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 23,000 square feet. This will be the city’s first temple and the third temple in the greater São Paulo metropolitan area.
Londrina Brazil Temple
The Londrina Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida: Harry Prochet, S/N, Jardim São Jorge, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet.
There are nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in more than 2,100 congregations. Missionary work began in Brazil in 1928. Including the temples in Londrina, Ribeirão Prêto and Santos, there are 18 houses of the Lord in Brazil, with dedicated temples located in Belém, Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; four under construction in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, São Paulo East, and Salvador; and others announced in Maceió and Vitória.
Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple
The Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple will be built at Av. Quinto Anilla y Santa Rosa (Av. Radial 27), Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 29,000 square feet. This will be one of three houses of the Lord in Bolivia. The Cochabamba Bolivia Temple was dedicated in April 2000. The La Paz Bolivia Temple was announced in October 2021.
Bolivia is home to more than 217,000 Latter-day Saints in over 270 congregations.
Wellington New Zealand Temple
The Wellington New Zealand Temple will be built on a 3.35-acre site located near Okowai Road and Whitford Brown Avenue, Aotea, Porirua, New Zealand. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 14,900 square feet, as well as an ancillary building with arrival facilities and patron housing.
This will be the third temple in New Zealand. The historic Hamilton New Zealand Temple, the first house of the Lord built in the southern hemisphere, was recently rededicated. The Auckland New Zealand Temple is currently under construction.
New Zealand, a large island nation in the South Pacific, is home to more than 108,000 Latter-day Saints in over 210 congregations. The first Latter-day Saint in New Zealand was baptized in 1854.
Detailed design plans for each temple are still being developed. Further information, including exterior renderings, will be made public later. Groundbreaking dates will be announced in the future.
Project leaders will soon start working with city officials on preliminary plans for each temple, and they will begin filing public documents in the coming months.