“Mexico City Temple Visitors’ Center Reopens,” Liahona, May 2014, 137
In the month following its reopening, more than 30,000 guests visited the Mexico City Temple Visitors’ Center, which had undergone two years of remodeling and expansion. All exhibits are now in Spanish and include original media developed specifically for a Mexican audience. The remodeled center is also the first visitors’ center to include an entire exhibit area designed specifically for teaching gospel principles to children.
This visitors’ center is the third largest of 17 such facilities, most of them located near a temple or a Church historic site. A visitors’ center is currently under construction near the temple being built in Rome, Italy, and centers are found in England, New Zealand, Hawaii, and in nine states in the continental U.S. The centers, designed to welcome active and less-active Latter-day Saints as well as those of other faiths, not only acquaint people with the Church but also help them to understand its beliefs and prompt a desire to learn more about the Savior and the Restoration of the gospel. They also provide messages to strengthen families.
Mexico is an anchor in the Church, with more than 1.2 million members, more than 200 stakes, and 12 temples.