The Barranquilla Colombia Temple was formally dedicated Sunday, December 9, 2018, in three sessions by President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This temple is the 161st in operation in the world.
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90-Year-Old Prophecy Continues to Be Fulfilled with Upcoming Dedication of the 19th Temple in South America
During a recent visit to South America, President Russell M. Nelson spoke of the early missionaries, who “didn’t feel very successful. In fact, they finished their visit here feeling rather down that they didn’t get much done.” And President Nelson spoke of the Church today in South America. “It is not just numbers; it is strength, it is power, it is faith,” said President Nelson.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held amidst singing of hymns by a combined choir with members drawn from Stakes in Cȏte d’Ivoire. Elder Andersen expressed his gratitude to the members of the Church in Cȏte d’Ivoire for their selfless service towards the building of the Lord’s kingdom in the country.
The public is invited to tour the newly completed Barranquilla Colombia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church’s second temple in Colombia, the first having been completed in Bogota in 1999.