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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Work not yet begun on the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple/Minor developments reported on two others

Hello, all! While I have been trying to work as hard as possible on my estimated timeline for temple-related events, I have continued to follow ongoing current developments. And with the news yesterday that some future developments might not occur as quickly as was originally thought, it is obvious that progress of temples in many world areas may be subject to more delays than anyone realizes. Earlier this month, I had predicted that earnest construction would begin in Winnipeg before the month's end. With the recent report that building permits are being acquired, we have a step in the right direction, but it seems apparent that work will not formally begin for at least a couple of weeks. So I did have to adjust my thinking there somewhat. I wanted to report that correction. At this point, it wouldn't surprise me if full-scale work does not begin on that temple until sometime in August.

In the meantime, I read today of developments in the construction of two temples that I wanted to pass along. While my last posted report showed no change in that status of the Kinshasa DR Congo and Barranquilla Colombia Temples (aside from the already-noted completion estimates), today, it was reported that in Kinshasa, exterior brick was being laid, and that braces were being attached to steel roof trusses. Also, for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, an article in a Colombian newspaper was the source of the need to alter the completion estimate there. And stone cladding for the temple, which was underway on the north and east walls, has now shifted to the east and south walls.

As evidenced by this minor progress, things are moving along, if not as speedily as once believed, then at least steadily. In the coming days, I hope to be able to report other progress. But if there is one thing I have learned in following and reporting on these things, it is that the Lord's timing is vastly different from ours. And for my part, I am infinitely grateful that this is the case. As more developments unfold, I hope to be able to report them more regularly. For now, this is the latest news on the temple construction front.

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