Greater Guatemala City Guatemala Temple

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Greater Guatemala City Guatemala Temple rendering. ©2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

During the 190th semiannual general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, on 4 October 2020, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a second temple in greater Guatemala City, Guatemala. The new temple will join the heavily utilized Guatemala City Guatemala Temple dedicated in 1984. It will be the fourth temple in the country. The other temples in Guatemala are the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple (2011), and the Cobán Guatemala Temple (under construction).

The Greater Guatemala City Guatemala Temple will be the third temple built outside of the United States in the same metropolitan area as another operating temple, making the Guatemala City metropolitan area the third metropolitan area outside of the United States with more than one temple, following the Lima metropolitan area in Peru and the Greater Manila Area in the Philippines.

Guatemala is home to nearly 300,000 Latter-day Saints organized into 51 stakes and 12 districts. The first missionaries were sent to preach the gospel in Guatemala in 1947 with the first official church meeting of 66 congregants occurring the next year in a rented hall.

The temple announced for Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, will be located at 13 Calle 5-56 in Guatemala City. Plans call for a two-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet.

On 23 September 2021, an official exterior rendering of the temple announced for Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala, was released. No groundbreaking date has been announced.