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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

List of cities that may soon get a temple

Here is a list of cities that may soon get a temple based on research I have done and data on the LDS Church Temples website and the LDS Church Growth Blog.

1.      New Dehli India (proposed in 1992 by Elder Neal A. Maxwell)
2.      Vilnius Lithuania Temple (proposed in 1993 by Elder M. Russell Ballard)
3.      Nairobi Kenya Temple (proposed in 1998 by President Gordon B. Hinckley)
4.      Maracaibo Venezuela Temple (proposed in 1999 by President Gordon B. Hinckley)
5.      Singapore Temple (proposed in 2000 by President Gordon B. Hinckley)
6.      Southwest Salt Lake Valley Temple (proposed in 2005 by President Gordon B. Hinckley)
7.      Managua Nicaragua Temple (proposed in 2012 by Elder Russell M. Nelson)
8.      Kasai Region Democratic Republic of the Congo (proposed in 2016 by Elder Neil L. Andersen)
9.     Lehi Utah
10.  Layton Utah
11.   Orem Utah
12.   Taylorsville Utah
13.   Sandy Utah
14.   Tooele Utah
15.  Bentonville Arkansas (Acccording to my team leader at work, who served his mission there, a temple lot has already been purchased and an announcement of that temple seems to be imminent)
16.  Virginia (Richmond or Buena Vista)
17.   Kansas (Wichita or Topeka)
18.   Sierra Leone (Freetown; may be announced due to extreme Church growth in Africa)
19    Uganda (Kampala; may be announced due to extreme growth in Africa)
20.     Cambodia (Phnom Penh)
21.     Wyoming (Cheyenne or Evanston)
22.     South Dakota (Rapid City; a favored location for me since my dad served his mission there)
23. Bolivia (Santa Cruz or La Paz. Of the two, I favor La Paz, because my favorite bishop served his mission there. At the end of each missionary's service, he gave each missionary their plaque and a Bolivia abrasso)
24.  Arizona (Safford or Thatcher)
25.  Texas (Katy or Austin)
26.  Nigeria (Lagos or Benin City; is likely due to growth in Africa)
27.  Idaho (Pocatello)
28.  Philippines (Quezon City)
29. England (Birmingham)
30. Spain (Barcelona or Malaga)
31.  California (San Bernardino)
32.  Guatemala (Guatemala City; 2nd temple)
33.  Mexico (Mexico City; 2nd temple)
34.  Chile (Santiago; 2nd temple)
35. Argentina (Buenos Aires; 2nd temple)


Important Church News Items and a Significant Post by Matthew Martinich

Matthew Martinich recently did a very interesting post about how, not even halfway through 2016, more than 50 new stakes has been created already, with many more to come. To read that informational and significant posts, please see this link.

Other significant Church news has crossed my radar. Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently toured the Baltic Mission of the Church. For an account of what transpired during that visit, please see this article. Among the significant highlights of that article is that the president of the Baltic Mission was a missionary who served under Elder Ballard when he was a mission president, and that the president of the Ukraine Mission, which was part of Elder Ballard's tour, is Kenneth B. Packer, the grandson of President Boyd K. Packer, who dedicated Ukraine for the preaching of the gospel. See  the article for additional details.

A new initiative for the Church Educational System was announced by Elder Kim B. Clark, a General Authority Seventy who serves as Commissioner of Church Education. For an overview of all that the initiative entails, please see this link.

A new Scouting leadership training facility and complex in West Virginia is being named after President Thomas S. Monson, who appeared at the groundbreaking ceremony for the complex by means of a pre-recorded video. Representing the Church leadership in person at the event were Elders Jeffrey R. Holland (who serves on the BSA National Executive Board) and D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, along with Young Men General President Steven W. Owen and Primary General President Joy D. Jones. For details of the services, please see this article.

Elder Neil L. Andersen recently returned from a tour of the Pacific Area of the Church. To see what he did during that visit, pleas see this article.  Elder Dale G. Renlund recently welcomed Tongan royalty to the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC). To see what transpired at that event, please see this link.

That's what's the latest in Church News. Hope you enjoyed this post.