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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Progress Noted on the Concepcion Chile Temple/Musings Regarding Completion Time-frame for Temples

Hello again, everyone! I am posting again this evening to note a status update on the Concepcion Chile Temple. While the process of adding stone cladding to the temple's exterior continues, focus has shifted to installing lamp posts and planting trees on the temple grounds. As I have noted recently, the completion estimate for this temple recently shifted from late 2018 (which had meant that completion was anticipated during the fourth quarter of this year, or between the beginning of October and the end of December) to the latter half of this year (which means the range of that time-frame has been expanded to between the beginning of July and the end of December). That said, it seems most likely that this temple could have its dedication in either August or September.

Additionally, we know that the renovation of the Frankfurt Germany Temple is anticipated in late 2018, and that could occur after the October General Conference. We also know Barranquilla Colombia Temple will be dedicated prior to the end of the year, and that seems most likely to happen in mid-November, though if progress on it or other temples is halted sufficiently, that would push that back into either the last month of this year or even into the early months of 2019.

Speaking of the last month of this year, I am hopeful we could see the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple during that time. But there is an equally likely possibility that that temple could have its construction completed before the end of this year and that its dedication would be held officially in the early part of next year. Looking ahead to next year, we also see the Kinshasa DR Congo Temple completion anticipated in the early part of next year, with that of the Durban South Africa and Port-au-Prince Haiti anticipated likely within the first six months of 2019.

The first half of next year will also involve the rededications of the Memphis Tennessee, Oklahoma City Oklahoma, and Asuncion Paraguay Temples. Then in the middle of next year (likely between June & September), the dedication of the Lisbon Portugal Temple and the rededication for the Raleigh North Carolina Temple is anticipated. The final four months of next year is anticipated to include the rededication of the Baton Rouge Louisiana and Oakland California Temples, and the dedication of the new temples in Fortaleza Brazil and, barring anything unexpected, the one in Arequipa Peru to round out the year.

Then, looking ahead to 2020, we have the Rio de Janeiro Brazil and Winnipeg Manitoba Temples that will be dedicated and the planned rededications of the Tokyo Japan, Mesa Arizona, and Washington DC Temples. It goes without saying that any temples that will have a groundbreaking during the next two years will likely also have their dedications in 2020, 2021, or 2022, and I am hopeful that many of the currently announced temples fall into that category.

That does it for this temple update. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated. Thank you for hte privilege of your time. Until my next post, I wish each one of you all the best and pray that the Lord will bless each one of you in everything you do.