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- 3 Cochabamba Bolivia Temple Wiki
- 3.1 Description
- 3.2 History
- 3.3 Cochabamba Bolivia Temple Presidents
- 3.4 Details
- 4 Sources and Links
The Cochabamba Bolivia Temple is the 82nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first to be built in Bolivia.
President Gordon B. Hinckley presided over the groundbreaking on 10 November 1996. 4,000 people gathered during one of the heaviest rainstorms the area had seen in ten years. He addressed the gathering, “My beloved and wet brothers and sisters”.
Before the temple was dedicated it was open to allow the public to tour the temple for one week, from 8-15 April 2000. Originally the temple open house had been scheduled for two weeks. However, civil unrest in the city of Cochabamba, due to an ill-fated attempt to privatize the municipal water supply, caused the first week was cancelled. LDS Church leaders were pleased when 65,570 people toured the temple, coming close to the goal of 75,000. Because of the open house, over 2,200 people requested to be visited by the Mormon missionaries.
President Hinckley dedicated the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple in four sessions on April 30, 2000. In the dedicatory prayer, Hinckley recognized the founder of Bolivia, Simón Bolívar, who died the year the church was organized. 
Cochabamba Bolivia Temple Presidents
|TEMPLE PRESIDENT||YEARS SERVED|
|President Luis García||2016–|
|President Jay E. Jensen||2013–2016|
|President Lee W. Crayk||2010–2013|
|President Abel T. Gonzáles||2007–2010|
|President D. Evans Heywood||2004–2007|
|President Richard W. Hardy||2002–2004|
|President VerNon A. Bingham||2000–2002|
The Cochabamba Bolivia Temple is of modern design with clean lines and little in the way of exterior ornamentation.
It has a total of 35,500 square feet (3298.1 m2)*, two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms. The temple is 148 feet wide, by 137 feet deep. The temple appears to use share a similar floorplan to the Albuquerque New Mexico and the Houston Texas Temples.
|Temple||Sealing Rooms||Endowment Rooms||Floors||Width||Length||Square Feet||Footprint|
*Depending on the Church News Article used for reference, the temple is between 33,000 and 35,500 square feet. Differences in articles like this are typically caused by what is considered part of the temple when measured (for example, mechanical mezzanines and other maintenance areas are sometimes, but not always, included in square footage accounting.)
Spires and Moroni
A statue of the Angel Moroni tops the primary tower at 116 feet high. 4 shorter towers , 2 on the front and 2 on the back, are attached at the edges of the main body of the temple. Each tower is topped with a very shallow leaded copper pyramid that is wider than it is tall.
|Faces||East by South (100°)|
Sources and Links
- Cochabamba Bolivia Temple at LDS.org(official)
- Cochabamba Bolivia Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
- Cochabamba Bolivia Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
- Cochabamba Bolivia Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
- Cochabamba Bolivia Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
- Cochabamba Bolivia Temple at Wikipedia
- “Temples announced for Bolivia, Brazil,” Church News, 21 January 1995. accessed 5 May 2017.↩
- Jay M. Todd, “President Gordon B. Hinckley,” Ensign, April 1995, accessed 3 May 2017.↩
-  “News of the Church: President Hinckley Visits South America, Florida, Washington, D.C.”, Ensign: 73, February 1997↩
- “Dedication dates set for Reno Nevada and Cochabamba temples,” Church News, 25 March 2000. accessed 3 May 2017.↩
- “Facts and Figures: Cochobamba Bolivia Temple,” Church News, 13 May 2000. accessed 3 May 2017.↩
- Gordon B. Hinckley “Dedicatory Prayer,” MormonTemples.org. accessed 3 May 2017↩