Houston Texas Temple

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Houston Texas Temple
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Number 97 edit data
Dedication 26 August 2000 (26 August 2000) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 11 acres (4.5 hectares)
Floor area 33,970 sq ft (3,156 m2)
Height 159 ft (48 m)
Preceded by Caracas Venezuela Temple
Followed by Birmingham Alabama Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 29°59′59.02439″N 95°31′58.93680″W / 29.9997289972°N 95.5330380000°W / 29.9997289972; -95.5330380000 The Houston Texas Temple is the 97th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

After the September 1997 announcement that the LDS Church would build a temple in Houston, the search began for an appropriate site. The site eventually chosen formerly belonged to a developer unwilling to sell. Years earlier, however, the developer had gone through difficult financial times and had made a promise to God that if God would help him avoid financial ruin, he would someday "pay God back". When the developer learned what was proposed to be built on his land, he decided to sell the land as his way of paying God back.[1]

LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Houston Texas Temple on August 26, 2000.[2] The temple has a total of 33,970 square feet (3,156 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.[3] The temple serves over forty-four thousand Latter-day Saints in the southern half of Texas, and is one of four LDS temples in the state of Texas.

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  1. ^ Nielsen, Wendy; Rasmussen, Harriet (June 20, 1998), "Land owner remembers promise made to the Lord", Church News 
  2. ^ "HOUSTON TEXAS: 'How glorious and complete is Thy plan'", Church News, Sep 2, 2000 
  3. ^ "Facts and figures: Houston Texas Temple", Church News, Sep 2, 2000 

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