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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Further temple developments

There have been further developments on the temple news front. Here is an updated report of what has changed.

Temple Construction Progress Report (current as of 9/24/16)
Current Temple Status: 152 operating; scheduled for dedication; 11 under construction; 3 undergoing renovation; 11 announced (As many as 3 groundbreaking announcements may be made soon).

Dedication scheduled:
153. Fort Collins Colorado Temple: Preparing for dedication, scheduled on Sunday October 16, 2016.
154. Star Valley Wyoming Temple: Public open house tours underway through Saturday October 8; dedication scheduled on Sunday October 30, 2016.
155. Hartford Connecticut Temple: Accepting reservations for public open house scheduled September 30-October 22; dedication scheduled on Sunday November 20, 2016.

Under Construction:
156. Paris France Temple: Stained glass installation underway; entrance landscaping progressing; completion anticipated sometime in early 2017.
157. Meridian Idaho Temple: Concrete slab in place for monument sign; planting trees and bushes; completion anticipated sometime in late 2017.
158. Cedar City Utah Temple: Angel Moroni placed on September 15, 2016; completion anticipated sometime in late 2017.
159. Tucson Arizona Temple: Pouring concrete parking lot; interior work underway; completion anticipated sometime in late 2017.
160. Rome Italy Temple: Interior work underway including some material replacement and rework; completion anticipated sometime in the first half of 2018.
161. Concepcion Chile Temple: Pouring walls for base of tower; preparing to attach exterior panels; completion anticipated sometime in 2018.
162. Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple: Foundation poured and backfilled; pouring interior footings; completion anticipated sometime in 2018.
163. Durban South Africa Temple: Excavation for foundation underway; preparing the parking area; completion anticipated sometime in 2018.
164. Barranquilla Colombia Temple: Foundation walls going up; completion anticipated sometime in 2019.
165.  Fortaleza Brazil Temple: Forms and rebar set in anticipation of pouring foundation walls; completion anticipated sometime in 2019.
166. Lisbon Portugal Temple: Site clearing underway; completion anticipated sometime in 2019.

Undergoing Renovation:
8. Idaho Falls Idaho Temple: Closed for renovation; finish work underway; resurfacing and restriping parking lot; rededication anticipated sometime during early 2017.
20. Jordan River Utah Temple: Closed for renovation; rededication anticipated sometime in late 2017.
41. Frankfurt Germany Temple: Closed for renovation; rededication anticipated sometime in 2018.



Announced:
167. Arequipa Peru Temple: No groundbreaking date set, however, construction is pending, and, according to the contractor for the project, that construction anticipated to begin sometime during late 2016.
168. Winnipeg Manitoba Temple: Approval and permitting phase; temple fireside held September 11, 2016; groundbreaking anticipated in either late 2016 or early 2017.
169. Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple: No groundbreaking set. However, construction anticipated to begin in either late 2016 or early 2017.
170. Urdaneta Philippines 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 numbers 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 numbers may change based on the order in which future dedications and groundbreakings are scheduled.
Underlined numbers and text denote temples whose numbers may change based on progress towards planning, approval, and groundbreaking.
Red text denotes changes from the last posted temple progress update.

How my predictions for the General Women's Session panned out

The General Women's Session of conference was held tonight. The addresses were wonderful, and I learned so much. You may ask, how did my predictions for that session turn out? Well, I correctly predicted that President Uchtdorf, Bonnie L. Oscarson, and Carole M. Stephens would speak in the order they did. Instead of Sister Bonnie H. Cordon, Second Counselor, Jean B. Bingham, First Counselor spoke from the Primary Presidency. I also corrected predicted that Linda K. Burton would conduct the session. With five slots to be filled, and with my system of calculating my progress, I am giving myself 3 points each for the 4 things I corretly predicted. I will call my prediction about Sister Cordon worth one point, as she did participate in the session by giving the benediction, and at least I correctly predicted she would take part in the session. I just didn't know it would be this way.

So, how'd I do? 13/15=87% accurancy, which is better than my usual average. But there will be more numbers to add to that once general conference weekend concludes. I still anticipate that I will be around my 60-80% accuracy rate.

Hope I didn't bore anyone with this post. I just wanted to share these results. Thanks for your readership and friendship!