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Quetzaltenango Guatemala Mormon Temples

Amid Guatemala’s western highlands, the Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple stands against the backdrop of a looming volcano. Quetzaltenango — or Xela to locals who prefer the indigenous name — was the second Guatemalan city to have a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, after Guatemala City. The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple is the 136th operating Mormon temple and the fifth in Central America.
 
The temple’s exterior is finished with precast Mexican concrete, and its exterior window surroundings are decorated with intricate Mayan-inspired designs. Inside the temple, murals and paintings reflect the nearby mountainous landscape. The Mayan motif continues with patterns in woodwork, windows, and the decorative stone beautifying the floors and baptismal font. These features honor the heritage of the Latter-day Saints who worship in the temple. They, like many citizens in this part of the nation, speak both Spanish and indigenous languages like K’iche’, and they often wear colorful woven clothing similar to that of their ancestors.
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guatemala Statistics
Temples

Finished/Dedicated: 2

Membership

255,505

Missions

6

Congregations

421

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Mormon temples are the holiest places of worship on earth for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within these sacred walls, participants commit to live ethical and morally upright lives, and to be faithful to their spouse and family.