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Mexico’s 14th temple was just dedicated. Read what Elder Gong had to say

Latter-day Saints arrive at the Puebla Mexico Temple to attend a dedicatory session on Sunday, May 19, 2024.
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Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated the Puebla Mexico Temple on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

“A temple is a beacon of light in a community,” said Elder Gong, “and it lifts us and draws us to God our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.”

Elder Gong was accompanied by his wife, Susan; Elder Kevin R. Duncan, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director in the Temple Department, and his wife, Nancy; and Elder Hugo Montoya, General Authority Seventy and President of the Mexico Area, and his wife, Maria.

The Puebla Mexico Temple is one of a dozen new temple locations across the country, including six in and around the Mexico City metro area, that President Russell M. Nelson has announced in the past years. Eleven others are under construction or in the planning and design stages.

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“It is wonderful that a Prophet is bringing temples across the country,” he said.

Mexico—with the 10th largest population and the 11th largest economy—is an important country in the Church and the world, Elder Gong noted.

“Mexico is blessed multiple generations of covenant-keepers,” he said. “There is so much goodness and faith among the people of Mexico.

To read more about the dedication, visit Church Newsroom.

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