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Monday, January 15, 2018

Altered Estimates for Known Temple-related Events Anticipated During 2018-2020

Hello again, everyone! As I promised earlier today, I have taken another look at the estimates I have put together for known temple-related events that are anticipated to occur anytime between now and the end of 2020, and I have made some alterations based on further research into the climate of world areas in which new temples or those undergoing renovation will be dedicated or rededicated during that time. Based on that research, I present the following adjustments:

Revised estimated time-frame for future temple-related events:

2018:
Sunday January 28: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Renovation Closure (date has been confirmed)
Monday February 19: Oakland California temple Renovation Closure (date has been confirmed)
Sunday March 4: Washington DC Temple Renovation Closure (date has been confirmed)
Sunday April 15 or 22: Houston Texas Temple Rededication (private)
April or May: Full-scale construction anticipated to begin on the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Sunday May 20: Jordan River Utah Temple Rededication/Mesa Arizona Temple Renovation Closure (both have been confirmed)
Sunday September 16 or 23: Concepcion Chile Temple Dedication (160th operating temple)
Sunday October 14 or 21: Barranquilla Colombia Temple Dedication (161st operating temple)
Sunday November 11 or 18: Frankfurt Germany Temple Rededication
Sunday December 9 or 16: Rome Italy Temple Dedication (162nd operating temple)
NOTE: At the moment, it is currently uncertain whether this temple will be completed prior to the end of 2018. Because I prefer to be optimistic, I have felt confident enough in the above estimate to keep it. But if for any reason that process is delayed at all, that would necessitate another adjustment. I am keeping an eye on this and will post any changes as they are needed.

2019:
Mid-February: Kinshasa DR Congo Temple Dedication (163rd operating temple)
Mid-April: Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Dedication (164th operating temple)
Early-to-mid May: Memphis Tennessee Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late May: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Rededication
Early-to-mid June: Asuncion Paraguay Temple Rededication
Early-to-mid August: Durban South Africa Temple Dedication (165th operating temple)
Mid-to-late August: Lisbon Portugal Temple Dedication (166th operating temple)
Early-to-mid September: Fortaleza Brazil Temple Dedication (167th operating temple)
Mid-to-late September: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late October: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Rededication
Mid-November: Arequipa Peru Temple Dedication (168th operating temple)
Mid-December: Oakland California Temple Rededication
NOTE: While the Church did indicate that this temple is anticipated to be rededicated during 2019, it is one of the older ones, and, as such, if the renovation process is delayed for any reason whatsoever, it could be pushed back into 2020.

2020:
Mid-March: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple Dedication (169th operating temple)
Mid-to-late April: Tokyo Japan Temple Rededication
Mid-May: Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Dedication (170th operating temple)
Early-to-mid September: Mesa Arizona Temple Rededication
Mid-November: Washington DC Temple Rededication
NOTE: I heard that 2018 and 2019 could be big years for temple groundbreakings. If that proves correct, then many other temples could also be dedicated during 2020 and 2021. As the next two years unfold, I will have a better idea of when such events may occur, and they can then be added to the other estimates above.


So there you have it. 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 Updates

Hello again, everyone! I am pleased to post today to bring you updates I have found for a few temples now under construction or undergoing renovation. There is a lot to talk about, so let's get right into it all.

First, there has been a somewhat significant change to report. While I reported on December 1 of last year that full-scale construction had begun for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple, and while there has not been an update on its status between that day and now, there is apparently reason to believe that that temple will be dedicated prior to that occurring for the Durban South Africa Temple. So the two have switched positions on the list. I am still in the process of evaluating if and how might change my estimates for both.

In the meantime, I was not aware of this, but apparently South African construction workers take the summer months (which would be the winter months for those of us here on the northern hemisphere) off in view of how hot it gets working on such projects during that time. With summer 2017-2018 having concluded in South Africa, it has been reported that work on the roof of the Durban temple has resumed.

Additionally, the completion estimate for this temple, which as recently as yesterday was anticipated during early-to-mid 2019, has now been shifted to the latter part of that estimate, meaning that the Durban temple, similarly to the one in Lisbon Portugal, is now anticipated to be completed in mid-2019. So there will be a few things for me to reevaluate in regards to the estimates I have previously provided, which I hope to do at some point later today.

With that said, I also wanted to note that there has been a slight update to the status of the Frankfurt Germany Temple renovation process. While the estimated time-frame for its completion has not been shifted or altered, at one point, I had reported that the process of having the basement addition concrete waterproofed had been completed. New information  received today indicates that process is still in progress. That should not alter my estimate for its completion at this time, but I will evaluate that as well and let you know if I do change it.

It is possible that, among the topics President Nelson will address in his one-hour remarks prior to tomorrow's press conference that he will announce the dates of upcoming temple events that will occur later this year. I will be sure to return and report tomorrow (if not before then) on the address and my impressions of the press conference.

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.