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Exterior renderings have been released for two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — the Maceió Brazil Temple and the Huehuetenango Guatemala Temple.

The two renderings — first published Monday, May 13, on — offer the first looks of the two houses of the Lord, which had their site locations announced earlier. Both temples were first announced in 2022.

More information for both temples — such as groundbreaking dates — will be released later.

Maceió Brazil Temple

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Maceió, Brazil, on April 3, 2022 — one of 17 temple locations identified during April 2022 general conference.

The Maceió Brazil Temple — being designed as a single-story temple of approximately 19,000 square feet — will be built at Avenida Dr. Durval de Góis Monteiro, S/N, Quadra 0522, Lote 0228. The location was released March 6, 2023.

Maceió is the capital and the largest city of the coastal state of Alagoas, Brazil, with the port city known for its natural attractions and cultural diversity. The closest temple to Latter-day Saints in Maceió currently is the Recife Brazil Temple, in the neighboring state of Pernambuco.

Nearly 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in more than 2,170 congregations reside in Brazil, with missionary work and Church operations dating back to 1928. The Book of Mormon was translated and published in Portuguese in 1940, helping spark a new area of growth in Brazil.

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