Guadalajara México Temple
105th operating temple
Physical AddressAvenida Patria no. 879
Fraccionamiento Jardines Tepeyac
45030 Zapopán, Jalisco
Mailing AddressPouch, Mexico
P.O. Box 30150
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150Telephone (52) 333-125-1283
Facsimile (52) 333-125-1286
Announcement: 14 April 1999
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 12 June 1999 by Eran A. Call
Public Open House: 14–21 April 2001
Dedication: 29 April 2001 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Exterior Finish: Blanco Guardiano white marble from Torreón, Mexico.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.
The Guadalajara México Temple is located in Mexico's second largest city of four million residents. Seventeen stakes and nine districts compose the new temple district. Plans have been made to construct a new stake center in the future next to temple, as well.
Elder Eran A. Call of the Seventy and president of the Mexico North Area who presided at the groundbreaking services noted that he also has roots that go back in the history of the Church in Guadalajara. "What a blessing it is that I was a mission president here just 29 years ago," he said. "We had four little branches here then. Now there are eight stakes. This is a great time to have a temple in Guadalajara," he told those assembled. "We have many faithful saints in Guadalajara." He quoted President Lorenzo Snow, who said, "Surely, this entire continent is the land of Zion, and the time will come when there will be temples established over every portion of the land, and we will go into these temples and work for our kindred dead night and day, that the work of the Lord may be speedily accomplished, that Jesus may come and present the kingdom to His Father." Elder Call requested that each ward and branch prepare family names to submit to the temple by the time it is finished (Church News, 26 June 1999).