Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Concepción, Chile, the second-largest metro area in the country has added the holiest worship center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a temple. In his 11th visit to Chile as a senior leader, now Church President Russell M. Nelson dedicated the temple, the nation's second, in three dedicatory sessions on October 28, 2018. The proceedings, including the public cornerstone ceremony, were broadcast to meetinghouses throughout the country. "This represents the importance of the cornerstone of the Church... ...and that is the Lord Jesus Christ." "Would you like to do this?" The Juan and Verónica Esparza family have been traveling 10 hours to attend the temple in Santiago, Chile, but now travel time is cut nearly in half. They borrowed a car to get to the dedication. "With four sons, the Esparza family are second-generation Latter-day Saints. Each son served a mission with the youngest Caleb, soon to serve in Guatemala. Jared and Camila were married in the Santiago temple nine months ago. Nakad and Paola Saade traveled 6 hours from Zapala, Argentina crossing the Andes Mountains and two national customs to attend the dedication ceremony and will start serving in the temple as volunteers this week. During his visit, President Nelson and other Church leaders held a luncheon with government officials and dignitaries. “And I know you are grateful to have this beautiful temple. It will bless the entire country.” "They all have such a wonderful relationship with the members of the church and praised the Church. "The day before the dedication President Nelson held a devotional for all young women and young men which was also broadcast to each congregation throughout Chile. "The temple is a holy place..." They were taught of the blessing of the temple. "...it's like heaven on earth." "As you go to the temple, you'll do better in school. You'll do better with your friends and family members and you will be filled with joy." "What an amazing experience it is for the youth of the Church to be able to go to the House of the Lord." "You'll never be lost if you can see the temple in your lives." Many youth attended both the devotional and temple dedication. With the dedication complete, the blessings of the temple are now available in Concepción. "Now when you come into the temple, you will recognize the beauty that invites the Spirit. I know that all the members of the Church who will serve in the temple will feel this is their home as it is a House of Lord.