Mike Batie has put together another very nice video of the interiors of the newly remodeled Mexico City Temple from the Church’s official publicity photos. Take a look.
The Church’s Newsroom has reported that after 19 months of remodeling the Mexico City Temple will be reopened for public tours, after which it will be rededicated on Sunday, November 16th, 2008. Guided public tours will be held from October 20th through November 8th.
The temple was originally dedicated on December 2, 1983, and currently serves 264,000 members in Mexico.
There is a short article on the Newsroom’s website with some history of the temple, and some great photos of the exterior and interior of the temple. Note that after the temple has been dedicated that the photos of the interior are removed. So take this chance to see the beautiful interiors.
My wife and I had our second child, a baby boy, this last Sunday – 7lbs, 6oz., 20 inches. Mom and Baby are all doing great! We couldn’t be more happy. Here are some pictures:
Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate. (Psalms 127)
The announcement of the building of the San Salvador, El Salvador, temple was particularly moving for me since that is where I served my mission (’00-’02). The closest temple for members in the country when I served there was the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple. Making the trip to Guatemala typically took members years of saving, a week long trip in a bus, and usually only happened once in a lifetime. This temple will be a great blessing for them.
LDSChurchTemples.com reports that the temple groundbreaking ceremony took place just a few days ago on September 20, 2008. Elder Don R. Clarke from the Quorum of the Seventy, and president of the Central America area, presided at the meeting. Photos of the ceremony can be seen here. The temple will be dedicated in 2010 or 2011.
See the approximate location of this temple. If you know more precisely where it will be going, please let me know.