Mexico City LDS (Mormon) Temple Rededication

Mexico City LDS Temple
Mexico City LDS Temple

The 25-year-old Mexico City, Mexico Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closed for renovation in March 2007. It has been a long wait for the faithful saints of that area to have their temple open again. This month, the greatly anticipated rededication ceremony took place!

When Latter-day Saint temples undergo significant renovation or reconstruction, it is the custom to open them to the public again for tours. Following the Mexico City temple tours, it was formally rededicated on Sunday, 16 November 2008 (Read Entire Prayer Here).

There are over one million Latter-day Saints in Mexico. For a quarter of them, this will be the nearest temple. In conjunction with the temple re-dedication, there was also a large cultural celebration of music and dance performed at a nearby Mexico City stadium.

In attendance from the church First Presidency was LDS prophet President Thomas S. Monson, and his First Counselor President Henry B. Eyring, along with Pres. Eyring’s wife, and Ann Dibb, a counselor in the LDS Young Women’s Organization (who is also Pres. Monson’s daughter).

Latter-day Saint temples differ from the Church’s chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered the “Houses of the Lord” where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. In the temple, Church members learn more about the purpose of life and strengthen their commitment to serve Jesus Christ and their fellowman.

There is nothing more joyful for members of the church than to have an operating temple nearby! I rejoice with my fellow saints in Mexico!! This fun news report shows beautiful video of the inside of the temple, and includes President Monson singing a solo for the crowd in Spanish!:

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BONUS: Watch The Entire Address Given By President Monson at the event in English and Espanol! “Presidente monson durante actividad cultural en el estadio azteca, promesa y bendicion a la juventud”. This is a home video. The sound is not spectacular, but it has a good picture, and if you turn up the volume you will be able to hear the funny stories, and later the prophet’s sweet blessing upon the youth:

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  1. Mi abuelo fue bautisado el 4 de julio de 1874 en San Jose de analco, Gudalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. El registro esta en la pagina WEB The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    En este documento informa que sus padres fueron Gabriel Olay y Petra Santoyo.
    Deseo saber si puedo obtener mas informacion sobre sus padres, Gabriel Olay y Petra Santoyo.
    Los he buscado en la biblioteca de Phoenis y no los encontre, quiza por falta de conocimientos.
    Agradecere su ayuda.


    1. For my previous mesage inregard in regard Gabriel Olay and Petra Santoyo, I omitted the system information:
      Batch C603682
      Dates 1871-1875
      Source 0038596
      Type: Film.

      Thank you


      1. Luis, I cannot offer any expertise on your specific Geneological research questions. You will need to go to – if you still have difficulty, their contact information can be found there as well. Do not give up. Best wishes on success!


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