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Thursday, November 9, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Will Preside Over Dedicatory Services for the Meridian idaho Temple

Hello again, everyone! I am posting with breaking news that answers the question I posed in a blog post about a week or so ago: Who will be presiding at the Meridian Idaho Temple dedication? According to this article, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, will do so. I fully anticipate that Elder David A. Bednar, who was called to the apostleship at the same time as President Uchtdorf, will be in attendance. Just wanted to pass that information along. 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 the Lord will bless you individually in everything you do.

Updated Estimates For Future Temple-related Events Anticipated Between Now and 2020

Hello again, everyone! I am posting in the early hours of November 9 to share updated  estimates for future temple-related events that I put together in view of additional study on my part about climate and temperature of different parts of the world within the general time-frames that are anticipated for such events. I look forward to discussing your thoughts on these changes. Those altered estimates follow. 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 of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless you all in everything you do.

Revised time-frame for future temple-related events:

Sunday November 19, 2017: Dedication of the Meridian Idaho Temple (158th operating temple; already confirmed)
Sunday December 10, 2017: Dedication of the Cedar City Utah Temple (159th operating temple; already confirmed)

2018:
January: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Renovation Closure (already confirmed; exact date may not be as set in stone as I once believed)
February: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Renovation Closure (already confirmed; exact date may not be as set in stone as I once believed)
Sunday March 4: Washington DC Temple Renovation Closure (already confirmed)
April or May: Full-scale construction anticipated to begin on the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
May: Mesa Arizona Temple Renovation Closure (already confirmed; exact date not yet released)
Sunday May 20: Jordan River Utah Temple Rededication (already confirmed)
Sunday August 5 or 12: Frankfurt Germany Temple Rededication
Sunday August 19 or 26: Kinshasa DR Congo Temple Dedication (160th operating temple)
Sunday September 16 or 23: Concepcion Chile Temple Dedication (161st operating temple)
Sunday November 11 or 18: Barranquilla Colombia Temple Dedication (162nd operating temple)

2019:
Mid-April: Memphis Tennessee Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late April: Rome Italy Temple Dedication (163rd operating temple)
Early-to-mid May: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Rededication
Mid-May: Asuncion Paraguay Temple Rededication
Late May-early June: Durban South Africa Temple Dedication (164th operating temple)
Mid-June: Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Dedication (165th operating temple)
Early-to-mid August: Fortaleza Brazil Temple Dedication (166th operating temple)
Mid-to-late August: Rio de Janeiro Temple Dedication (167th operating temple)
Mid-September: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededication
Mid-October: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late October: Lisbon Portugal Temple Dedication (168th operating temple)
Mid-November: Arequipa Peru Temple Dedication (169th operating temple)
Mid-December: Oakland California Temple Rededication
NOTE: The Church indicated when announcing the renovation of this temple that it would reopen in 2019. That said, it is an older temple, and as such, may take longer than anticipated. I could see it being rededicated in 2020, if the process is delayed for any reason.

2020:
Mid-to-late April: Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Dedication (170th operating temple)
Mid-May: Tokyo Japan Temple Rededication
Early-to-mid September: Mesa Arizona Temple Rededication
Mid-November: Washington DC Temple Rededication
NOTE: If, as I expect, almost all of the temples that are currently announced have a groundbreaking in either 2018 or 2019, then it is more likely than not that many of them could be dedicated during 2020. For now, the only events that are anticipated to happen in 2020 are listed here. As the next two years unfold, I will be adding future events to this list.