New Brazil temple thrills Utahn

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  • Anonymous
    May 29, 2008 8:55 a.m.

    I agree with Architect. Most temples I have seen are boxy and unattractive. They do seem to spend a fortune keeping the grounds pretty, but the architecture is unattractive.

  • An Architect (again)
    May 27, 2008 7:53 p.m.

    Is there anyone else here who has the guts to say that LDS temples are an eye-sore!? They are gaudy in a 1970's sort of way and look UN-inspiring! Who is the architect for these boxy structures? I have rarely seen such poor design in my 20+ year professional


  • rafterc
    May 26, 2008 9:04 p.m.

    I served in the Curitiba mission from 2000 to 2002. At a mission conference by Elder Neil Andersen, we were encouraged to stress the importance of tithing to the members and new converts. The aim was the eventuality of building a temple. It is so rewarding to see that the sacrifice and hard work of the members and the missionaries down there has been rewarded. I sure wish I could be there for the dedication.

  • Michael Norton
    May 26, 2008 11:32 a.m.

    I know how Elder Owens feels. We have both shared the thrilling sight of the Church's growth in Brazil. In 1960 President Bangerter sent me and my companion to open the city of Recife, where another temple has been completed and dedicated.

    Incidentally, Elder Owens and I once worked together a couple of days in Curitiba when our senior companions went to a district presidents' conference. I was living in the Church-owned chapel in Joinvile, just before the Ipomeia temple was dedicated. And Elder Tom Young and I came home on the USS Argentina, the ship that took Elder Owens to Brazil.