Near the famous Cerro de la Silla in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico, the Monterrey Mexico Temple is the 110th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The horizontal lines of the temple’s exterior design and the stepped single spire complement the backdrop of Nuevo León’s mountain peaks.
The Monterrey Mexico Temple was long awaited by the Latter-day Saints in its district and is a symbol of both their faith and their patience. It was the second temple in Mexico to be announced, the Mexico City Mexico Temple being the first. However, because the temple site in Monterrey was changed from the original location, it was seven years before the edifice was completed, becoming the 12th operating temple in the country. The temple’s 16,498-square-foot exterior is faced with white marble quarried in Torreón, Mexico. The spire is topped with a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni, a Book of Mormon prophet.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first came to Mexico in 1875, when seven missionaries for the Church journeyed there to preach. They eventually baptized the first Church members in Hermosillo, Sonora. Further Church growth in Mexico occurred when Mormons from Utah and Arizona arrived and formed colonies in the late 1800s. Missionaries first came to the Monterrey area in 1920. At first, the Church grew slowly in Monterrey, but by the time the temple was announced in December 1995, the membership there had grown to approximately 30,000.
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