More than 71,000 Visit Tijuana Mexico Temple Open House

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This article was originally written by Jason Swensen for Deseret News. The following is a excerpt. 

Christmas comes a few weeks early for tens of thousands of Latter-day Saints living in northwest Mexico.

The Tijuana Mexico Temple will be dedicated Sunday, Dec. 13, in three sessions. It will be Mexico’s 13th temple in operation and the 149th in the Church.

With its distinct yet familiar Spanish Colonial design and lush exterior gardens and fountains, Mexico’s newest temple is already something of a landmark in Tijuana. The loveliness of the temple — and public interest in its sacred purposes — drew more than 71,000 visitors to the recent, two-week open house.

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