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Friday, December 29, 2017

Additional Update Noted on Renovation Process for the Memphis Tennessee Temple

Hello again, everyone! In addition to the temple updates I provided earlier today, when I checked again for any progress on any other temples, I discovered that another update had been provided regarding the progress of the Memphis Tennessee renovation. It has been reported that structural framing has been installed for that temple's steeple base.

As I noted in the other post earlier today, it is wonderful to see so much progress reported so regularly for the Church's many temples that are under construction or undergoing renovation. And for my part, I can safely promise that I will, to the best of my ability, continue to pass such updates along as I am able to once I become aware of them.

That does it for this post. Any and all 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 everything you do.

Temple Status Updates

Hello again, everyone! As the year 2017 draws closer to its conclusion, the year has seen me share my commitment to bring you the latest temple-related news and developments as I have received them. In continuing that tradition (which I am pleased to be able to do), I wanted to note a couple of specific updates of which I have become aware in the last hour or so.

First, we turn our attention to the Arequipa Peru Temple, where interior work is officially underway, and where steeple framework is currently being assembled. Given this update, and that the current status of this temple's construction is similar (if not identical) to the status I reported for other temples earlier this year, I am very much hopefully optimistic that the completion of this temple will indeed occur prior to the end of 2019 rather than the beginning of 2020, and the update on its' status today leaves me more convinced than ever before that its' dedication could happen in mid-November.

But as we have seen quite a bit over the course of 2017, the amount of progress made on any temples under construction can vary to the point where some may jump well ahead of others that such temples had previously been thought to be well behind, and if sufficient progress has not been noted on other temples while the ones currently behind them in their estimated completion have progressed, they are moved down.

If this year has reiterated one thing to me about the process of worldwide temple construction, it would be this important concept: Some factors relating to getting a temple built anywhere in the world are entirely dependent on the agency of governmental leaders and construction team members to get any issues resolved in a timely manner. But pretty much every other factor (including the weather and climate of locations in which such projects are in various stages) is up to the Lord to control. And at times, that has involved Him impressing the importance of such projects on those involved in those processes.

Sorry if I rambled a bit in that last paragraph. Getting back to the discussion of other temple updates, I do have information about one more: At some point between the last time I looked at it yesterday and the first time I did so today, information has come in about the availability of reservations for the Jordan River Utah Temple open house, which will begin being accepted on Monday February 12 @ 10:00 AM MST. Given the fact that this is a Utah temple, and that the open house will last six full weeks, I would anticipate that those reservations will likely be in high demand.

While there are no other new temple developments to report for the moment, these two developments are very significant by any measure, and I am grateful to have been able to pass this information along to you all. That does it for this post. Any and all 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 everything you do.