Missionary service is a decision that will truly affect eternity. I am so grateful for the opportunity we have had to serve in the Curitiba Temple.
Part of our hearts are not coming home with us!!
Gratefully, we get to keep everything we learned and experienced while we were were here in Brazil. All these people, places and experiences that we were a part of have changed us. We are not the same people we were when we left Utah. The memories are ours to keep, and they'll go with us wherever we go from now on.
The Curitiba Temple was the fifth temple built in Brazil.
In 1953, at the dedication of the Ipomeia meetinghouse, President Spencer W. Kimball declared: "One day, in this region, there will be a temple of the Lord."
Over 50 years later, fulfillment of that prophecy began when President Gordon B. Hinckley personally selected the site for the Curitiba Brazil Temple.
Elder Russell M. Nelson presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the temple on March 10, 2005.
President James E. Faust had served as a young missionary in Curitiba and later presided over South America as a general authority. He was a beloved leader of the Brazilian saints. President Hinckley planned to take Pres. Faust with him to dedicate the Curitiba Brazil Temple, but both passed away in the months preceding the dedication.
President Thomas S. Monson's trip to dedicate the Curitiba Brazil Temple was his first trip outside North America as president of the Church. That was on June 1, 2008.
The following are some of my favorite pictures of the beautiful Templo de Curitiba.
Forever in my 💗!
Happy Birthday, Little Temple.
To all our dear friends that have become a part our lives these past eighteen months -
Obrigada, my dear friends.