Announced in 2006, the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is under construction. Located in eastern Tegucigalpa near the Basilica de Suyapa, it will be the first LDS Temple in Honduras and the fourth in Central America. The expected completion date is 2009.
The plans to build a temple in Tegucigalpa were announced by the LDS Church to local church leaders on June 9, 2006. Ground was broken and the site was dedicated on 9 June 2007 by Spencer V. Jones, a member of the church's Second Quorum of the Seventy and the president of the church's Central America Area.
The temple is being built adjacent to an LDS Church Institute of Religion. When completed, the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple will serve Latter-day Saints in Honduras and Nicaragua. There are 168,000 Latter-day Saints in Honduras and Nicaragua in 302 congregations.