The announcement of the building of the San Salvador, El Salvador, temple was particularly moving for me since that is where I served my mission (’00-’02). The closest temple for members in the country when I served there was the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple. Making the trip to Guatemala typically took members years of saving, a week long trip in a bus, and usually only happened once in a lifetime. This temple will be a great blessing for them.
LDSChurchTemples.com reports that the temple groundbreaking ceremony took place just a few days ago on September 20, 2008. Elder Don R. Clarke from the Quorum of the Seventy, and president of the Central America area, presided at the meeting. Photos of the ceremony can be seen here. The temple will be dedicated in 2010 or 2011.
See the approximate location of this temple. If you know more precisely where it will be going, please let me know.
My husband also served his mission there. He is very emotional about this and I want to buy him a ticket to see the dedication of the Temple for the people he has grown to love so much. Please keep me posted so I can get him a ticket!! Thank you!!