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Church leaders in Salta, Argentina, gathered to break ground for the Salta Argentina Temple on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, South America South Area President, presided at the service and offered the dedicatory prayer.

“For quite some time Father, your children have longed to enter and serve in a Holy House with more frequency … Heavenly Father, receive our grateful hearts for this significant and special day that begins the reality of this righteous desire,” said Elder De Hoyos.

The number of attendees was limited because of local COVID-19 social distancing restrictions put in place.

Celeste Viveros, a young woman from Salta who was asked to represent other Latter-day Saints from her age group, also spoke at the event.

“I am grateful to God to live at a time when a temple will be built. Like the primary hymn’s lyrics, ‘I love to see the Temple,’ here,in the city of Salta,” said Viveros.

In addition to Latter-day Saints from the area, local government leaders also attended the event including Salta’s Governor Gustavo Sáenz.

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