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Friday, June 17, 2016

Redone List of cities that are most likely to get a temple in the near future (based on data from the LDS Church Growth Blog and the LDS Church Temples Website)

Because I'm somewhat of a perfectionist (but only in certain ways; also slightly obsessive/compulsive, but that's a detail better discussed at a later time) and there were so many problems with the formatting of the list I previously posted, and because new information has come to light, I am redoing the list of locations that are most likely to get either a first or, in several cases, a second temple. To revisit the comments on the previous list, please see this link,

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 (I favor this location because my wife grew up there and it seems to be expanding at an astonishing rate, including the LDS presence)
10.  Layton Utah
11.  Orem Utah (I favor this location because it's my current city of residence)
12.  Taylorsville Utah
13.  Sandy Utah
14.  Tooele, Utah
15.  Bentonville Arkansas (According to my team leader at work, such 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; I favor this location because my brother-in-law served his mission there)
21.  Wyoming (Cheyenne or Evanson)
22.  South Dakota (Rapid City; I favor this location because my dad served his mission there)
23.  Bolivia (Santa Cruz or La Paz; of the two, I favor La Paz because my favorite bishop, a close friend, served his mission there. He brought a little bit of Bolivia with him during his service as bishop because, in addition to giving each returning missionary their plaque, at the conclusion of their service, he also gave them a Bolivian 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; very likely due to growth in Guatemala and the reported temple activity)
33.  Mexico (Mexico City; 2nd temple; very likely due to growth in Mexico and the reported temple activity)
34.  Chile (Santiago; 2nd temple; very likely due to growth in Chile and the reported temple activity)
35.  Argentina (Buenos Aires; 2nd temple; very likely due to growth in Argentina and the reported temple activity)
NOTE: The following potential temples were added to my list after it was brought to my attention that I missed some important information.
36. Papua New Guinea (Port Moresby or Daru)
37. Puerto Rico (San Juan)
38. Russia (Moscow or St. Petersburg)
39. Kiribati (Tarawa)
40. American Samoa (Pago Pago)
41. Mongolia (Ulaanbaatar)
42. Czech Republic (Ostrava)
43. Brazil (Belo Horizonte or Brasillia)
44. Austria (Vienna; I favor this location because my wife served her mission there)
45. Samoa (Savaii or Upolu)
46. Scotland or Ireland

More may be added to this list over the weekend as I search more diligently. Then if I feel the list is too cumbersome, I will cut back the less likely.
Thoughts?

Revisiting the way I list temple construction

As the title of this post states, I am posting to revisit the way I track temple progress. I have brought the nonconforming data into conformity with the rest of the data so it is written better and the status is more clear. Let me know what you think.

Temple Construction Progress (current as of 6/17/16)
Current Temple Status: 150 operating, 16 under construction (5 scheduled for dedication), 11 announced (2 groundbreakings anticipated to be announced soon), 4 undergoing renovation (1 scheduled for rededication).

Dedication scheduled:
151. Sapporo Japan Temple Open house tickets available beginning Monday June 27, @ 10:00 am JST; scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday August 21, 2016.
152. Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple: Accepting free reservations for public open house; scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday September 18, 2016.
153. Fort Collins Colorado Temple: Finalizing construction in preparation for open house; scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday October 16, 2016.
154. Star Valley Wyoming Temple: Facing landscape structures with ledge rock; installing fence posts around temple; scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday October 30, 2016.
155. Hartford Connecticut Temple: Granite being attached to front fa├žade; building entrance plaza and temple president’s residence; scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday November 20, 2016.

Under Construction:
156. Paris France Temple: Installing lamp posts; planting trees and plants; attaching exterior stone to visitor’s center wing; completion estimated sometime during early 2017.
157. Meridian Idaho Temple: Stained glass windows installed; pouring parking lot curbing; completion estimated sometime during late 2017.
158. Cedar City Utah Temple: Exterior panels attached to main body of temple; light poles installed in north parking lot; completion estimated sometime during late 2017.
159. Tucson Arizona Temple: Laying zinc shingles on dome; completion estimated sometime during either late 2017 or early 2018.
160. Rome Italy Temple: Interior work underway including some material replacement and rework; completion estimated sometime during 2018.
161. Concepcion Chile Temple: Exterior walls poured; completion estimated sometime during 2018.
162. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple: Site clearing and preparation phase; completion estimated sometime during either 2018 or 2019.
163. Fortaleza Brazil Temple Site clearing and preparation phase; completion estimated sometime during either 2018 or 2019.
164. Durban South Africa Temple: Ground broken on Saturday April 9, 2016; completion estimated sometime during either 2018 or 2019.
165. Lisbon Portugal Temple: Ground broken on Saturday December 5, 2015; completion estimated sometime during 2019.
166. Barranquilla Colombia Temple: Ground broken on Saturday February 20, 2016; completion estimated sometime during 2019.

Rededication scheduled:
33. Freiberg Germany Temple: Closed for renovation; adding extension;
steeple covered; scheduled to be rededicated on Sunday September 4, 2016.


Undergoing Renovation:
8. Idaho Falls Idaho Temple: Closed for renovation; reroofing underway; rededication anticipated sometime during early 2017.
41. Frankfurt Germany Temple: Closed for renovation; rededication anticipated sometime during mid-2017.
20. Jordan River Utah Temple: Closed for renovation; construction trailers on site; rededication anticipated sometime during late 2017.

Announced:
167. Arequipa Peru Temple: Construction preparation phase; groundbreaking date anticipated to be announced soon.
168. Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple: Construction preparation phase; plans approved by local government; groundbreaking may be announced soon and scheduled sometime after the summer Olympics.
169. Urdaneta Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
170. Winnipeg Manitoba Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
171. Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
172. Bangkok Thailand Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
173. Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple: Planning phase; awaiting official site announcement.
174. Quito Ecuador Temple: Planning phase; awaiting official site announcement.
175. Harare Zimbabwe Temple: Planning phase; awaiting official site announcement.
176. Belem Brazil Temple: Planning phase; awaiting official site announcement.
177. Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple: Planning phase; awaiting official site announcement.

Key:
Bolded numbers and text denote temples whose number already exists (for renovations), or is certain due to a scheduled dedication, as well as information that is certain, such as dedication or groundbreaking dates.
Italicized numbers and text denote temples whose number may change based on the order in which future dedications and groundbreakings are scheduled.

Underlined numbers and text denote temples whose number may change based on the order in which their future groundbreakings are announced.