Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple

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Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple
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Number 55 edit data
Dedication 6 March 1999 (6 March 1999) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 1 acre (0.4 hectares)
Floor area 6,800 sq ft (630 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Anchorage Alaska Temple
Followed by Madrid Spain Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 30°18′19.77479″N 108°4′56.46360″W / 30.3054929972°N 108.0823510000°W / 30.3054929972; -108.0823510000 The Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple is the 55th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

On a hill just west of the little town of Colonia Juárez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, and overlooking a fertile valley, sits the first of the smaller LDS temples to be completed outside of the United States. As of 2012, the Colonia Juárez Chihuahua México Temple is the smallest temple the LDS Church operates.

Colonia Juárez is about two hundred miles southwest of the U.S.–Mexico border at El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. The small town consists of two stores, three restaurants, several schools, and numerous farms. The Colonia Juárez Chihuahua México Temple serves church members from the United States and Mexico. During the final stages of construction, church members from both countries worked together on landscaping, cleaning both the interior and exteriors of the temple, and washing windows.

LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple on March 6, 1999. The temple has a total of 6,800 square feet (630 m2), one ordinance room, and one sealing room.

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  1. ^ one of three temples in a pilot program for very small temples.