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Barranquilla Colombia Temple Dedicated

President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, presided today at the cornerstone ceremony and dedication for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Take a virtual tour of this holy edifice.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Gets a Final Cleaning

Cleaning crews are scrubbing down the exterior of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
to make it shine for its dedication this Sunday, December 9. The temple will join the Bogotá Colombia Temple
57th operating temple
Bogotá Colombia Temple
as the nation's second such structure. The temple will serve members in the country's Caribbean region.

Final Day of Barranquilla Colombia Temple Open House

The final tours of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
will be conducted today as the open house concludes and the temple is prepared for its dedication on Sunday, December 9, 2018. The temple will serve Church members in the Caribbean region of Colombia who previously traveled over 600 miles to the Bogotá Colombia Temple
57th operating temple
Bogotá Colombia Temple
.

Open House Tours of Barranquilla Colombia Temple Begin Saturday

Free reservations are being accepted for the public open house of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
that begins this Saturday, November 3, and continues through Saturday, November 24, 2018, except for Sundays. Following the open house, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Video Invite to the Barranquilla Colombia Temple Open House

Send a video invitation (in Spanish) to a friend for the public open house of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
beginning Saturday, November 3, and continuing through Saturday, November 24, 2018. President Russell M. Nelson is currently in South America on a ministry tour that will conclude with the dedication of the Concepción Chile Temple
160th operating temple
Concepción Chile Temple
on Sunday.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Open House

The public open house for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
begins two weeks from today and concludes on Saturday, November 24, 2018. You may obtain free tickets online to tour the new building. The dedication of the temple will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Fresh Flowers Planted at Barranquilla Colombia Temple Grounds

With just one month remaining before the commencement of the public open house for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
, landscapers are adding the last of the flowers that will be on display in the flowerbeds on the beautiful temples grounds. Free tours of the interior of the temple begin on Saturday, November 3, and conclude on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple: Like a Lighthouse

Standing on a hill overlooking the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea, the floodlit Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
is like a literal and figurative lighthouse to the tempest-tossed sailors among us. "Brightly beams our Father’s mercy from his lighthouse evermore" (Hymn 335).

An Aerial Perspective on the Barranquilla Colombia Temple

The verdant rolling setting of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
is on display in newly captured aerial photography. The red pavers on the grounds complement the Bartile roofs of the temple and housing facility. All of the major landscaping is in place with just the planting of flowers remaining.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Workers #LightTheWorld with Airborne Messages

As part of the Light the World campaign, workers at the wrote inspiring Christmas messages on pieces of paper that were attached to helium-filled balloons and released into the air. The unsuspecting recipient of a balloon will find light in the message received. Construction marches forward on the temple with decorative fencing being erected and scaffolding around the tower being removed.

Dramatic Drone Footage

Take a high-definition virtual flight over the site. The video shows roofing and landscaping progress.

Barranquilla Temple Grounds

Red pavers and green sod are bringing color to the grounds. The angel Moroni was placed atop the temple a week and a half ago.

Temple Square Christmas Lights Begin Tonight

Visitors to will see the culmination of months of work on installing over a million Christmas lights beginning tonight at 5:30 p.m. The tradition of lighting Temple Square for Christmas has continued every year since 1965.

Moroni Flies in Barranquilla

The beloved angel Moroni statue was lifted into place atop the today, marking the completion of exterior stonework.

Palm Trees Planted at Barranquilla Colombia Temple

Two rows of stately palm trees stand in front the where crews are cladding the tower and installing the ornamental cornice along the roof line.

Cladding the Barranquilla Colombia Temple Tower

Boom lifts and swinging stages surround the tower of the as workers fasten stone cladding to the tower's base exterior walls. At the adjoining housing facility, shingling of the roof is completed in Spanish Colonial red. The temple is Colombia's second.

The Meridian Idaho Temple in LEGO Blocks

After 80 hours of design and 20 hours of building time, software engineer created a scale model of the using 5,500 LEGO blocks. The open house begins today.

Boston Massachusetts Temple Now on Hinckley Way

The Frontage Road address for the has created confusion for out-of-town patrons who are guided by GPS to South Boston instead of Belmont. To rectify the situation, Belmont civic leaders have agreed to rename the road Hinckley Way.

Curb and Gutter Going in at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple

In front of the entrance to the newly stone-clad Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
, crews are pouring concrete for the curbing and walkways that will define the main patron plaza for the temple and adjoining housing facility. While cladding has been completed on the temple's exterior walls, work remains to be done on the domed tower. The temple's location next to a major highway has made it the subject of much interest from passers-by.

South Wall Cladding Progress at Barranquilla Colombia Temple

Crews have made significant progress on cladding the south wall of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
. Once completed, cladding will advance to the west wall and to the domed tower. Saints in Barranquilla currently travel 1,000 kilometers to worship in the Bogotá Colombia Temple
57th operating temple
Bogotá Colombia Temple
.

Advancements in Barranquilla

Stone cladding has been completed on the north and east walls of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
as brick laying continues on the housing facility.

Stone Cladding Progress at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple

The attachment of stone panels to the exterior walls of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
has progressed to the entrance side of the building, which will feature classical architectural elements including columns and archways. Cladding began on the building's north wall and wrapped around to the east. Construction of the temple and an adjoining housing facility is expected to continue well into next year.

Elder and Sister Christofferson Tour the Barranquilla Colombia Temple

During a 12-day trip from April 13–24 to Colombia and Ecuador, Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson toured the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
site, where construction activities are steadily advancing. Elder Christofferson encouraged the Saints to prepare for the temple during a devotional address saying: "A more holy you would be a wonderful offering to take to the temple."

Cladding Begins for Barranquilla Colombia Temple

With the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
now sheathed in a white insulating foam block, stone cladding has begun along the bottom of the north wall. At the adjoining housing facility, brick layers are stacking a red brick to form the building's exterior walls. The temple is the second in Colombia.

Insulating the Walls in Barranquilla

At the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
, the exterior walls are being sheathed with a rigid foam insulation on top of the waterproofing membrane.

Cupola Framework Added Atop Barranquilla Colombia Temple

New steel framework has appeared at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
for the handsome cupola that will stand atop the Spanish Colonial-style tower. The temple shares a basic floor plan with the Durban South Africa Temple
Painting, millwork, tiling, plumbing, and electrical progressing; plastering planter boxes and working on water feature
Durban South Africa Temple
, located over 7,500 miles away on the African continent.

Scaffolding Removed from Barranquilla Colombia Temple Tower

At the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
, a black waterproofing membrane has been applied to nearly the entire building while scaffolding that once surrounded the tower has been removed. In the coming weeks, panels will be attached to the exterior.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Construction Progress

Concrete has been poured for the main body of the steeple that crowns the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
. The structure will later be topped by a domed cupola and lantern. On the exterior walls, a black waterproofing membrane is being applied over the concrete surface.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Exterior Walls Poured

Workers have completed pouring the concrete exterior walls for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
, with some rebar in place on the east side in anticipation of pouring the base walls for the domed tower. Construction of Colombia's second temple is making steady progress.

Exterior Walls Rising for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple

Construction workers at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
site have been busy pouring the reinforced concrete exterior walls for the temple, which have reached the second level. The landmark building stands on a hillside next to the highway that leads to the port city of Cartagena.

Elder Rasband Visits Barranquilla Temple Site

Earlier this month, Elder Ronald A. Rasband visited the construction site of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
as part of a trip to northwestern South America that included numerous Church meetings with members and missionaries.

Ground Broken for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple

On Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016, ground was broken for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
, located just west of the city on a hillside site overlooking the ocean and the Magdalena River. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, presided. Watch Live.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Groundbreaking Announced

The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
161st operating temple
Barranquilla Colombia Temple
will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, will preside. The temple is Colombia's second.