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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Additional update reported on Kinshasa DR Congo Temple

Hello, everyone! I am posting again to note that, in addition to what I reported in terms of the progress on the newest Chilean temple, progress has also been noted recently on the Kinshasa DR Congo Temple. At that temple site, entrance walls are being plastered, the steeple is receiving a white paint coating, and roof eaves are being framed. Based on that update, it would appear that my estimate that this temple could be dedicated in mid-to-late September is warranted.

As always, I am keeping an eye out for any and all developments in this regard, and I will be sure to pass along any additional updates as I learn of them. That does it for this post. Any comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless you all in all that you do.

Progress noted on the Concepcion Chile Temple

Hello again, everyone! As many of you are aware, I had announced a while ago my intention to focus a series of posts on temple site prospects for the future. While I will be getting back to that either later this week or early next week, there have been numerous developments relating to Church and temple news. Because of this, I am taking a temporary step back from that series.

My reason for this new post is that, while not much has changed in terms of reported progress on most new temples and those existing ones being renovated, reports have come in about new milestones for the Concepcion Chile Temple. It was wonderful to hear about those.

So, what has that progress entailed? The reports state that cladding has progressed along the east wall, that a water feature for the temple grounds is being installed, and that walkways are being poured. Additionally, it appears that the Church has put a temporary 2D model of the Angel Moroni Temple in their efforts to ensure that when the actual 3D version is placed, it is positioned correctly.

This progress, such as it is, would appear to lend support to the theory I shared late last night that this temple's dedication could occur in June of next year. After all, the Concepcion Chile Temple is one that has progressed very consistently. It is wonderful indeed to have heard of this progress.

That does it for this post. Any comments are welcome and appreciated. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray the Lord's blessings upon you all.

Further alterations made to estimates for future-temple related events

Hello again, everyone! I am posting in the early-morning hours of the second day in November to share my updated estimates for future temple-related events. Most of these changes have been motivated by further study on my part regarding the climates in the world areas in which these temples are being built or renovated. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these revisions. The list follows. Thank you for the privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord's blessings will be upon you all.

Altered estimates for temple-related events that are anticipated to take place during 2018-2020

2018:
January: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Renovation Closure (already announced; confirmation of exact date pending)
February: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Renovation Closure (already announced; confirmation of exact date pending)
February 19: Oakland California Temple Renovation Closure (already confirmed)
March 4: Washington DC Temple Renovation Closure (already confirmed)
May: Mesa Arizona Temple Renovation Closure (already announced; confirmation of exact date pending)
May 20: Jordan River Utah Temple Rededication (already announced)
June 3 or 10: Concepcion Chile Temple Dedication (160th operating temple)
August 12 or 19: Frankfurt Germany Temple Rededication
September 23 or 30: Kinshasa DR Congo Temple Dedication (161st operating temple)
November 11 or 18: Barranquilla Colombia Temple Dedication (162nd operating temple)

2019:
March 3 or 10: Rome Italy Temple Dedication (163rd operated temple)
March 17 or 24: Memphis Tennessee Temple Rededication
April 14 or 21: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Rededication
April 28 or May 5: Durban South Africa Temple Dedication (164th operating temple)
May 19 or 26: Asuncion Paraguay Temple Rededication
June 9 or 16: Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Dedication (165th operating temple)
August 4 or 11: Fortaleza Brazil Temple Dedication (166th operating temple)
August 18 or 25: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededication
September 8 or 15: Rio de Janeiro Temple Dedication (167th operating temple)
September 22 or 29: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Rededication
October 20 or 27: Lisbon Portugal Temple Dedication (168th operating temple)
November 10 or 17: Arequipa Peru Temple Dedication (169th operating temple)
December 8 or 15: Oakland California Rededication

2020:
February 23 or March 1: Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Dedication (170th operating temple)
May 10 or 17: Tokyo Japan Temple Rededication
September 13 or 20: Mesa Arizona Temple Rededication
November 8 or 15: Washington DC Temple Rededication

NOTE: Hopefully during 2018 and 2019, several temple groundbreakings will also occur, which will result in additional temple dedications in the years following. I am keeping my eye out for any news and will pass that along as I hear of it.