May 1966 Elders Randall Harmsen and Jerry Broome of the Andes Mission arrive in Bogota and begin missionary work.
Dec. 6, 1966 The Colombian government grants the Church legal status.
1968 The Colombia-Venezuela Mission is created.
Jan. 23, 1977 Colombia's first stake is created in Bogota.
March 5, 1977 President Spencer W. Kimball visits Colombia and presides over an area conference in Bogota.
Jan . 25, 1999 A devastating earthquake rattles the mountain city of Armenia, killing 920 people (including three Church members). The Church responds with relief supplies.
April 24, 1999 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicates the Bogota Colombia Temple. He calls the dedication "the greatest event in the history of Colombia."
Dec. 31, 2004 There are 146,302 members in 24 stakes, four missions and 17 districts. One temple.
Dec. 2, 2005 The Colombian Congress recognizes the Church for its ongoing humanitarian service in Colombia. A medal of commendation is presented to Elder Claudio R.M. Costa of the Seventy, who represented the Church at the ceremony.
Source: 2006 Deseret Morning News Church Almanac