Open House For Guatemala Mormon Temple
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (inadvertently called by friends of other faiths, the “Mormon Church”) has opened a beautiful new temple for the public in Quetzaltenango Guatemala. The temple open house will be from November 11-26. It will later be dedicated on December 11th by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the first presidency of the Church, which is the highest council in the Church of Jesus Christ.
The first Mormon missionaries came to Guatemala in 1947. Missionaries are sent out world wide to teach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone so that all may have chance to receive its blessings. Temples are a part of those blessings. The Church started out small in Guatemala, but it has now grown to about 226,000 members spread throughout 400 different congregations. This new temple will be the fifth one in Central America, and it will serve and bless the lives of about 60,000 Church members.
After the temple is dedicated, only faithful active members of the Church will be able to enter the temple. During the open house, people from all backgrounds and faiths are welcome to come inside and learn more about Latter-day Saint temples.
An open house is a special opportunity to witness the beauty and spirit of a Mormon temple. They are beautiful inside, not only because of the nice carpet, the beautiful chandeliers, artwork and designs, they are beautiful because of the special spirit that can be felt there. They are truly houses of the Lord. You can feel that the temple is holy. You can feel the Lord’s love and the sacredness of the temple. Inside Mormon temples, Latter-day Saint members make covenants to follow Jesus Christ and His gospel. Mormons do ordinance work in behalf of those who have passed away without having the opportunity of receiving the blessings of Jesus Christ’s gospel. Latter-day Saints bring names of their deceased ancestors to the temple in order to be baptized in behalf of them, as well as to do other sacred ordinances that unite families together in an eternal relationship.
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