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Ceremony Held for Cobán Guatemala Temple Groundbreaking

Elder Brian K. Taylor, president of the Central America Area, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cobán Guatemala Temple on November 14, 2020. Located in the highlands of central Guatemala, Cobán will be the third city in Guatemala to have a temple. The nation's fourth temple has been announced for an unknown location in the Guatemala City metropolitan area. The 5.4-acre site for the 8,800-square-foot temple is adjacent to an existing meetinghouse in Barrio Bella Vista. Plans call for a patron housing facility and meetinghouse to also be constructed on site. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Taylor prayed, "Wilt Thou accept our offering and may Thy grace and presence abide here and in our lives always is our humble prayer and earnest petition." The recorded ceremony will be broadcast this evening.

25th Anniversary of the Cobán Guatemala Stake

A devotional for the 25th anniversary of the Cobán Guatemala Stake will be held today via Zoom. The stake was organized on October 29, 1995. Pioneer members of the stake have been invited to speak at the special meeting. In just two weeks, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Cobán Guatemala Temple will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

November Groundbreaking Set for Cobán Guatemala Temple

Elder Brian K. Taylor, president of the Central America Area, will preside at the groundbreaking for the Cobán Guatemala Temple in November 2020. The 8,800-square-foot building will be constructed adjacent to the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward. Plans also call for a replacement meetinghouse and a patron housing facility. It will be the third temple constructed in Guatemala, joining the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple and the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple.

Exterior Rendering Released for the Cobán Guatemala Temple

The official rendering for the Cobán Guatemala Temple was released today, showing a single-level building of approximately 8,800 square feet to be built on a 5.4-acre site adjacent to the meetinghouse for the Cobán 2nd Ward in Zone 8, located in the southeastern section of the city. Plans also call for a replacement meetinghouse and a temple patron housing facility to be constructed on site.