Guayaquil Ecuador

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Guayaquil Ecuador Temple Wiki

Description

The Guayaquil Ecuador Temple is the first temple to be built in Ecuador . Before the temple in Ecuador was finished, church members in Ecuador would travel three days by bus to attend the temple in Lima, Peru. The temple resides on a hill in Urdesa, a peaceful suburb of northern Guayaquil, Ecuador’s main port and most populous city.

History

Announcement

On31 March 1982, prior to General Conference, President Spencer W. Kimball announced that there would be a temple built in Ecuador.[1]  The announcement was made in conjunction with the Boise Idaho Temple, Denver Colorado Temple, and Taipei Taiwan Temple. [2]

Groundbreaking

It took 14.37 years to secure the necessary government authorizations. As a result excitement the announcement of the ground breaking to be held on 10 August 1996 drew much interest. While attendance on site was limited to Stake Presidents, there wives and a few other guests, nearly 10,500 people gathered at the Guayaquil Coliseum to listen to the ground breaking Ceremony via local radio broadcast.[3]

Open House

An open house was held for the Guayaquil temple from 23 June – 17 July 1999. During the 22 days of the open house the temple received over one hundred thousand visitors. On Saturdays they were receiving over 5,000 visitors.[4] 2.98 Years passed fromthe groundbreaking to the dedication.

Dedication

The Guayaquil Ecuador Temple was dedicated on 1 August 1999 in (5077.46 centimetres) 8 sessions by Gordon B. Hinckley, then President of the Church.[5] 2.98 Years passed from the groundbreaking to the dedication. 17.35 years passed from announcement to dedication.

Dedicatory Prayer.

Dedication Order

Guayaquil was the 58th temple dedicated. At the time of dedication, there were 47 temples under construction, and an additional 9 temples announced and awaiting groundbreaking.

 Presidents

TEMPLE PRESIDENT YEARS SERVED
President Jay R. Fuhriman 2014–
President Joseph H. Groberg 2011–2014
President Jorge A. Rojas 2008–2011
President Robert B. Marriott 2005–2008
President Blair D. Pincock 2002–2005
President J. Lynn Shawcroft 1999–2002

Details

The Guayaquil Ecuador Temple has a total of 70,884 square feet (6,585.3 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.

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Sculptor  Karl Quilter
Version  1985
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Faces  East South East
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Individuals/Contractors

Project Manager  Roger Sears
Architect  Rafael Valez Calisto, Architects & Consultants
Contractor  Inmomariuxi

Sources and Links

External links

  • Temple at LDS.org(official)
  • Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
  • Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
  • Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Temple at Wikipedia

Additional Articles

Sources/Citation

  1. [1]“News of the Church,” Ensign, May 1982, Accessed 10 May 2017
  2. [2]“Temple Timeline,” Church News, 2 September 1989, accessed 10 May 2017
  3. [3]“Milestones for Four New Temples,” Ensign, November 1996, Accessed 10 May 2017.
  4. [4]“100,000 expected at open house of Guayaquil Ecuador Temple,” Church News, 10 July 1999. accessed 10 May 2017.
  5. [5]“Pres. Hinckley dedicates LDS temple in Ecuador”, Deseret News, August 2, 1999

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