“Panama Temple Dedicated,” Liahona, Dec. 2008, N6
Following an open house and cultural celebration, the Panama City Panama Temple was dedicated by President Thomas S. Monson.
Luis Farias, one of the more than 32,000 people who visited the open house, said that his experience has allowed him “to renew hope.”
“I see that the world is losing its values,” he said, “and after I entered the temple my hopes increased that not all is lost.”
The first lady of Panama, Vivian Fernández de Torrijos, also attended the open house, along with several government officials. She told her host that she was impressed with the beauty and reverence of the temple.
There are 140 temples either in use or under construction throughout the world.