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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the open house and dedication dates for both the Brasília Brazil Temple and the Bentonville Arkansas Temple.

Brasília Brazil Temple Open House

The public open house for the Brasília Brazil Temple will begin on Saturday, August 5, and run until Saturday, August 26 (Sundays excluded).

The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, September 17 in two sessions, one at 10:30 a.m. and another at 1:00 p.m. Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the dedication. Elder Andersen presided over the Brazil South Area for several years in the early 2000s.

Before the public open house, a media day will be held Tuesday, August 1. Invited guests will tour the Brasília Brazil Temple from Wednesday, August 2, to Friday, August 4. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to all units in the Brasília Brazil Temple district. Additional details regarding the temple dedication will be announced as the event approaches.

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 temple in Brasília, there are 18 houses of the Lord in Brazil, with dedicated temples located in BelémCampinasCuritibaFortalezaManausPorto AlegreRecifeRio de Janeiro and São Paulo; one under construction in Salvador; and others announced in Belo HorizonteLondrinaMaceióRibeirão PrêtoSantosSão Paulo East and Vitória.

Bentonville Arkansas Temple Open House

The public open house for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple will begin on Saturday, June 17, and run until Saturday, July 1, except for Sundays.

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