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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Minor Temple Updates

Hello again, everyone! I am back in the mid-afternoon today to share some updates, minor though they may be, relating to temple progress. So let's get right into discussing those. First of all, I have referenced before my feeling that the Church will have a minimum of 200 operating temples by the 200th anniversary of the Church. As of today, to make that possible, the Church would just need to announce and complete 18 more, in addition to dedicating the other 23 in various phases.

Since that is a total of 41 temples, and in view of the fact that there are 12.19 years as of today between now and that 200th anniversary, that means that the Church would just need to complete 3.36 temples per year to make that possible. And while it is becoming increasingly more likely that only 2 (the Concepcion Chile and Barranquilla Colombia Temples) will be dedicated by the end of this year, at minimum, the Church continues construction on 6 or 7 temples that could be completed in 2019, with 2 or 3 others that we know of so far that are anticipated to be completed the following year.

And if, as anticipated, the next two years are big ones for groundbreakings of temples currently announced, then that would extend the likelihood of other new temples being dedicated in 2020 or 2021. It will be interesting to see how those events unfold, and you can catch the latest in that regard here in subsequent posts.

In the meantime, I also wanted to note that new information I received earlier today on the Arequipa Peru Temple indicates that the construction crew is preparing to install the framework for the temple steeple. It was wonderful to hear about that progress.

Again, I will be posting any additional updates as I can after 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.