Announcement of the Culiacán Mexico TemplePresident Russell M. Nelson
, 17th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced the Culiacán Mexico Temple on Oct. 3, 2021, during the Sunday afternoon session of the October 2021 general conference
“My emotions can’t fit in my chest,” Culiacán Mexico Stake President Marco Medina told the Church News
following President Nelson’s temple announcement. “We are very happy to have received this news from our Prophet. We know that the Lord has heard our prayers, and we will continue to work to be worthy of it.”
The Church first sent missionaries to Mexico in 1875, the year after Daniel W. Jones, Henry Brizzee and Meliton Gonzalez Trejo started translating
the Book of Mormon into Spanish. The Mexico Culiacán Mission was created in 1987. At the time of the announcement, there were three stakes in Culiacán. The first was organized on May 22, 1977. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H3TC4EDUO8
The Culiacán Mexico Temple was announced
by President Nelson on Oct. 3, 2021. Details about the temple’s groundbreaking have not yet been released.
Architecture and Design of the Culiacán Mexico Temple
The Culiacán Mexico Temple will be built in or near Culiacán, Mexico. The site location and architectural rendering have not yet been released.