A young boy prays during the temple groundbreaking in Agua Azul on 22 May.
A joyous occasion for those who attended the historic groundbreaking ceremony.
The first participants walk to the tents that were set up on the temple land. Some 700 people attended the groundbreaking commemoration.
Some 700 people attended the groundbreaking commemoration.
Soil brought by representatives of some 60 communities in Colombia was deposited into a traditional clay vessel, called a "tinaja". The soil symbolizes freedom, as the land in this region was inhabited by former slaves-Afro-Colombians who left large plantations and settled in Norte del Cauca in the nineteenth century.