Intellectual Reserve Inc.
Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico Temple
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Announced: Feb. 25, 1999.
Location: Carretera a Chicoasen, km, 1.4; Esq. Paseo de la Roseta,
Fraccionamiento San Jose Chapultepec, Tuxtla Guiterrez, Chiapas 29047,
Mexico; phone: (52 961 615-8287; no clothing rental.
Site: 1.77 acres, including adjoining meetinghouse.
Exterior finish: White marble.
Temple design: Classic modern.
Architects: Alvaro Inigo and Church A&E Services.
Project manager: Bryan Hutchings and John Webster.
Contractor: Impulsa/Okland Construction Co.
Rooms: Celestial room, baptistry, two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms.
Total floor area: 10,700 square feet.
Dimensions: 77 feet by 149 feet.
District: Five stakes one district in Chiapas, near the border of
Groundbreaking, site dedication: March 20, 1999, by Elder Richard E. Turley
Sr. of the Seventy.
Dedication: March 12, 2000, by President James E. Faust, second counselor
in the First Presidency; 4 sessions.
Done by President Gordon B. Hinckley
Our Beloved Father in Heaven, Thou great Elohim, Thou who art the governor
of the universe, and the Father of mankind, we approach Thee in prayer on
this historic day. We are gathered together to celebrate the completion of
this beautiful temple, this sacred House of the Lord.
In the authority of the holy priesthood and in the name of Jesus Christ,
Thy Beloved Son, we dedicate unto Thee and unto Him, this the Tuxtla
Gutierrez Mexico Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
It stands as a place of great beauty in this city. Wilt Thou accept of
it and bestow the presence of Thy Holy Spirit for the blessing of all who
shall enter this holy structure.
We dedicate the building with its surrounding grounds. We dedicate the
structure from the footings to the top of the tallest steeple crowned by
the figure of Moroni. We dedicate the rooms and halls, the baptistry, the
facilities for the administration of the endowment ordinance, the sealing
rooms with their sacred altars all unto Thee, that Thy divine purposes in
behalf of Thy children may be accomplished.
May we use it for that for which it has been created. May it be a
hallowed structure, a place of sacred ordinances, the House of the Lord to
which we may come as Thy latter-day Saints.
May it now be reserved for those who are found worthy before Thee to
enter its portals. May it never be desecrated or defiled in any way. May it
be preserved against the elements of nature. May no unauthorized individual
enter the doors of this Thy house.
We invoke Thy blessings upon the faithful men and women who will serve
here, and in a particular way upon the president of the temple and his
counselors and the matron and her assistants. Bless them that they may
rejoice in the great opportunity to serve Thy people. Save them from
weariness as they labor in this Thy sacred edifice. Bless all who shall
labor here that they may do so in the true spirit of the Master whom they
serve. That which will occur here is all part of a divine plan of happiness
which Thou hast outlined for Thy sons and daughters of all generations. The
fulness of the priesthood will be exercised here. This will be a house of
instruction, a house of covenants, a house of ordinances. May those who
receive these ordinances remember them always and live worthy of the
covenants they make with Thee, dear Father.
We pray that the faithful Saints of this temple district may look to
this hallowed structure, may come here frequently, and may taste of the
sweet things which are here offered.
We invoke Thy blessings upon this nation of Mexico where so many of the
sons and daughters of Father Lehi dwell. Bless these Thy children. Lift
them out of the depths of poverty. Bring new light and understanding into
their minds. Cause them to rejoice at Thy watchcare over them. May there be
food upon their tables and clothing on their backs, shelters over their
heads, and all that which their hearts can desire in righteousness. As they
pay their tithes and offerings, open the windows of heaven and shower
blessings upon them according to thine ancient promise spoken by Malachi.
We pray for Thy servants, the missionaries, wherever they are called to
labor, that they may be kept from harm and evil, and that they may be led
to those who will accept their message.
Father, as Thy sons and daughters assembled in this Thy holy house, we
look to Thee with love as we do to Thy Son. We pray that we may always
remember the covenants we have made with Thee. We pray that we may grow in
Thy favor, and partake of Thy divine spirit. We ask it all humbly and
gratefully in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.