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The doors of the new Quito Ecuador Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens this week to the media and public.

The public open house runs Friday, October 14, through Saturday, October 29, excluding Sundays. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the temple’s dedication on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

The 175th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ worldwide, the Quito Ecuador Temple is the second temple in Ecuador, joining the Guayaquil temple, which was completed in 1999.

Located in Cumbayá, Quito, in one of the two most important valleys of the country’s capital, the mountainous scenery surrounding the 36,780-square foot edifice is the perfect backdrop for a temple building that incorporates the rich architectural language of Quito and its people.

Elder Jorge Zeballos, Elder Jorge Becerra, and Elder Rafael Pino, General Authority Seventies and members of the South America Northwest Area Presidency, accompanied by their wives and officials from the Church’s Communication Department, welcomed the media on Ocober 11. Referring to the eternal reasons why the Church of Jesus Christ builds temples throughout the world, Elder Zeballos said, “We are honored to present a work with these characteristics and purpose.”

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