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Guadalajara Mexico Temple

105th operating temple

Guadalajara Mexico Mormon Temple
Physical Address
Avenida Patria no. 879
Fraccionamiento Jardines Tepeyac
45030  Zapopán, Jalisco
Mailing Address
Pouch, Mexico
P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT  84130-0150
Telephone  (52) 333-125-1283
Facsimile  (52) 333-125-1286

Announcement:  14 April 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  12 June 1999 by Eran A. Call
Public Open House:  14–21 April 2001
Dedication:  29 April 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Exterior Finish:  Blanco Guardiano white marble from Torreón, Mexico.
Ordinance Rooms:  Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area:  10,700 square feet.

Temple History

The Guadalajara Mexico Temple is located in Mexico's second largest city of four million residents. Seventeen stakes and nine districts compose the new temple district. Plans have been made to construct a new stake center in the future next to temple, as well.

Elder Eran A. Call of the Seventy and president of the Mexico North Area who presided at the groundbreaking services noted that he also has roots that go back in the history of the Church in Guadalajara. "What a blessing it is that I was a mission president here just 29 years ago," he said. "We had four little branches here then. Now there are eight stakes. This is a great time to have a temple in Guadalajara," he told those assembled. "We have many faithful saints in Guadalajara." He quoted President Lorenzo Snow, who said, "Surely, this entire continent is the land of Zion, and the time will come when there will be temples established over every portion of the land, and we will go into these temples and work for our kindred dead night and day, that the work of the Lord may be speedily accomplished, that Jesus may come and present the kingdom to His Father." Elder Call requested that each ward and branch prepare family names to submit to the temple by the time it is finished (Church News, 26 June 1999).

"We must build more temples, and we must build them more quickly. This is the season to build temples. They are needed, and we have the means to do so. The Lord will hold us accountable if we do not work with greater accomplishment than we are now doing."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

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