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Barranquilla Colombia Temple

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December 9, 2017

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Workers #LightTheWorld with Airborne Messages
As part of the Light the World campaign, workers at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple wrote inspiring Christmas messages on pieces of paper that were attached to helium-filled balloons and released into the air. The unsuspecting recipient of a balloon will find light in the message received. Construction marches forward on the temple with decorative fencing being erected and scaffolding around the tower being removed.

December 6, 2017

Dramatic Drone Footage
Take a high-definition virtual flight over the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site. The video shows roofing and landscaping progress.

November 30, 2017

Video Made of Moroni Raising in Barranquilla
Watch a beautiful video production of the setting of the angel Moroni statue atop the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

November 26, 2017

Barranquilla Temple Grounds
Red pavers and green sod are bringing color to the Barranquilla Colombia Temple grounds. The angel Moroni was placed atop the temple a week and a half ago.

November 15, 2017

Moroni Flies in Barranquilla
The beloved angel Moroni statue was lifted into place atop the Barranquilla Colombia Temple today, marking the completion of exterior stonework.

November 6, 2017

Palm Trees Planted at Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Two rows of stately palm trees stand in front the Barranquilla Colombia Temple where crews are cladding the tower and installing the ornamental cornice along the roof line.

October 22, 2017

Cladding the Barranquilla Colombia Temple Tower
Boom lifts and swinging stages surround the tower of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple as workers fasten stone cladding to the tower's base exterior walls. At the adjoining housing facility, shingling of the roof is completed in Spanish Colonial red. The temple is Colombia's second.

August 11, 2017

Curb and Gutter Going in at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
In front of the entrance to the newly stone-clad Barranquilla Colombia Temple, crews are pouring concrete for the curbing and walkways that will define the main patron plaza for the temple and adjoining housing facility. While cladding has been completed on the temple's exterior walls, work remains to be done on the domed tower. The temple's location next to a major highway has made it the subject of much interest from passers-by.

July 19, 2017

South Wall Cladding Progress at Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Crews have made significant progress on cladding the south wall of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. Once completed, cladding will advance to the west wall and to the domed tower. Saints in Barranquilla currently travel 1,000 kilometers to worship in the Bogotá Colombia Temple.

July 1, 2017

Advancements in Barranquilla
Stone cladding has been completed on the north and east walls of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple as brick laying continues on the housing facility.

June 22, 2017

Barranquilla Temple Featured in Newspaper
This beautiful aerial photograph of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple accompanied an article published yesterday in El Heraldo, a Barranquilla newspaper. The temple is currently projected to be finished in the last quarter of 2018.

May 24, 2017

Stone Cladding Progress at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
The attachment of stone panels to the exterior walls of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple has progressed to the entrance side of the building, which will feature classical architectural elements including columns and archways. Cladding began on the building's north wall and wrapped around to the east. Construction of the temple and an adjoining housing facility is expected to continue well into next year.

May 5, 2017

Elder and Sister Christofferson Tour the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
During a 12-day trip from April 13–24 to Colombia and Ecuador, Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson toured the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site, where construction activities are steadily advancing. Elder Christofferson encouraged the Saints to prepare for the temple during a devotional address saying: "A more holy you would be a wonderful offering to take to the temple."

April 19, 2017

Cladding Begins for Barranquilla Colombia Temple
With the Barranquilla Colombia Temple now sheathed in a white insulating foam block, stone cladding has begun along the bottom of the north wall. At the adjoining housing facility, brick layers are stacking a red brick to form the building's exterior walls. The temple is the second in Colombia.

March 23, 2017

Insulating the Walls in Barranquilla
At the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, the exterior walls are being sheathed with a rigid foam insulation on top of the waterproofing membrane.

March 14, 2017

Cupola Framework Added Atop Barranquilla Colombia Temple
New steel framework has appeared at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple for the handsome cupola that will stand atop the Spanish Colonial-style tower. The temple shares a basic floor plan with the Durban South Africa Temple, located over 7,500 miles away on the African continent.

March 7, 2017

Scaffolding Removed from Barranquilla Colombia Temple Tower
At the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, a black waterproofing membrane has been applied to nearly the entire building while scaffolding that once surrounded the tower has been removed. In the coming weeks, panels will be attached to the exterior.

February 3, 2017

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Construction Progress
Concrete has been poured for the main body of the steeple that crowns the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. The structure will later be topped by a domed cupola and lantern. On the exterior walls, a black waterproofing membrane is being applied over the concrete surface.

December 24, 2016

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Exterior Walls Poured
Workers have completed pouring the concrete exterior walls for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, with some rebar in place on the east side in anticipation of pouring the base walls for the domed tower. Construction of Colombia's second temple is making steady progress.

November 15, 2016

Exterior Walls Rising for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Construction workers at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site have been busy pouring the reinforced concrete exterior walls for the temple, which have reached the second level. The landmark building stands on a hillside next to the highway that leads to the port city of Cartagena.

June 28, 2016

Elder Rasband Visits Barranquilla Temple Site
Earlier this month, Elder Ronald A. Rasband visited the construction site of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple as part of a trip to northwestern South America that included numerous Church meetings with members and missionaries.

February 20, 2016

Ground Broken for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
On Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016, ground was broken for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, located just west of the city on a hillside site overlooking the ocean and the Magdalena River. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, presided. Watch Live.

December 9, 2015

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Groundbreaking Announced
The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, will preside. The temple is Colombia's second.

"No jot, iota, or tittle of the temple rites is otherwise than uplifting and sanctifying. In every detail the endowment ceremony contributes to covenants of morality of life, consecration of person to high ideals, devotion to truth, patriotism to nation, and allegiance to God."
—James E. Talmage

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