Montevideo Uruguay Temple
|Montevideo Uruguay Temple|
|Dedication||18 March 2001
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||1.59 acres (0.6 hectares)|
|Floor area||10,700 sq ft (990 m2)|
|Height||71 ft (22 m)|
|Preceded by||Porto Alegre Brazil Temple|
|Followed by||Winter Quarters Nebraska Temple|
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Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who was one of the first Mormon missionaries in Uruguay, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the temple. The first LDS Church branch was organized in 1944 and since then the church has experienced phenomenal growth. By 2001 Uruguay had 73,000 members and a temple.
During the open house nearly 25,000 people visited the Montevideo Uruguay Temple. Among the visitors was Jorge Batlle, then President of Uruguay. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Montevideo Uruguay Temple on 18 March 2001 with more than 6,500 people in attendance.
The temple has a single spire topped by a statue of the angel Moroni and the exterior is asa branca granite. The Montevideo Uruguay Temple has a total of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
The Montevideo Uruguay Temple was the first temple of the LDS Church to be dedicated in the 21st century.
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- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Uruguay
- Curbelo, Nestor (15 May 1999), "Groundbreaking begins 'a new era for Uruguay'", Church News
- "Montevideo Uruguay Temple Dedicated", Ensign, May 2001, p. 109
- "Montevideo Uruguay: 'Here we will carry forward a great work'", Church News, 24 March 2001