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Elder and Sister De Hoyos explain why for them the Mesa Arizona Temple is ‘the temple’ and why they plan to return in 2025 to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary

Elder Gerrit W. Gong dedicates Puebla Mexico Temple as "an inviting place of serenity and faith, of comfort and healing."

"A temple is a beacon of light in a community, and it lifts us and invites us to the Lord so we can come to Him and enter in His covenant path," said Elder Gong.

Calling attention to the inscription "Holiness to the Lord," Elder Gong says, "I truly believe ‘holiness’ is both an invitation and a declaration."

The four eras: Four decades of traveling to Mesa, 25 years of one temple in Mexico City, 11 dedications in three years, and 12 new houses of the Lord announced over past 31 months.

"Time in the temple will help you ... catch a vision of who you really are, who you can become and the kind of life you can have forever," said President Russell M. Nelson.

Both are noteworthy, but not unique — Church has had more dedications in a shorter period, and leaders have done successive dedications previously.

Artist’s renderings provide first look at Maceió Brazil and Huehuetenango Guatemala temples.

Announced in October 2022, the Ribeirão Preto temple is one of 23 houses of the Lord in the South American country.

Ground will be broken for Santa Cruz Bolivia Temple on June 8 and for Austin Texas Temple on Aug. 17.