Barranquilla Colombia Temple
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Recent News Stories
- December 21, 2017 - El templo mormón de Barranquilla es calificado como un 'elemento urbano que favorecerá el entorno'
- November 29, 2017 - La estatua del ángel Moroni es colocada en el Templo de Barranquilla
- November 15, 2017 - La estatua del ángel Moroni es colocada en el Templo de Barranquilla
- July 18, 2017 - Bus se estrella contra obra de construcción de templo mormón
- June 21, 2017 - Mormones construyen su primer templo en Barranquilla
March 9, 2018
Exterior Lighting Tests Begin at the Barranquilla Colombia TempleAs the sun dips behind the ocean on Colombia's Caribbean coast, the lights come up on the exterior of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. The handsome building stands on a rise overlooking the highway to Cartagena. Palm trees next to the temple have been opened and more plants have been added to the garden spaces throughout the extensive grounds.
February 28, 2018
Opening Dates Announced for Barranquilla Colombia TempleThe First Presidency has announced that the public open house for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple will be held Saturday, November 3, through Saturday, November 24, 2018. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, December 9, in three sessions at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
February 28, 2018
Day of Health Services Offered in Puerto ColombiaOn Saturday, February 24, Church members in the Barranquilla region gathered to Puerto Colombia, the town where the Barranquilla Colombia Temple is located, to offer free health services and supplies. The lives of nearly 550 people were blessed. The day ended with a visit to the temple site.
January 29, 2018
Barranquilla Temple ProgressCrews are hard at work at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple installing art glass, irrigation lines, and driveway pavers. Plants are filling the gardens.
December 29, 2017
Landscaping Progress at the Barranquilla Colombia TempleThe grounds of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple have seen the recent addition of beautiful lamp posts, additional decorative fencing around the perimeter, and patches of sod and vegetation.
December 9, 2017
Barranquilla Colombia Temple Workers #LightTheWorld with Airborne MessagesAs 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 FootageTake 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 BarranquillaWatch a beautiful video production of the setting of the angel Moroni statue atop the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.
November 26, 2017
Barranquilla Temple GroundsRed 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 BarranquillaThe 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 TempleTwo 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 TowerBoom 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 TempleIn 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 TempleCrews 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 BarranquillaStone 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 NewspaperThis 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 TempleThe 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 TempleDuring 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 TempleWith 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 BarranquillaAt 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 TempleNew 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 TowerAt 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 ProgressConcrete 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 PouredWorkers 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 TempleConstruction 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 SiteEarlier 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 TempleOn 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 AnnouncedThe 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.
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