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Friday, February 2, 2018

Updated Estimates For Known Temple-related Events During the Next 3-4 Years

Hello again, everyone! As I promised to do, I did some additional research into factors that may affect the timing of temple-related events, and I updated my estimates for those events based on my findings. This process involved considering what was known about the status of the temples involved, the best information I could find on climate and weather issues that may affect the timing of these events, and anything else I was able to ascertain regarding how feasible such estimates might be.

The updated estimates follow below. Since so much has changed in this regard just within the last 24 hours or less, I have no doubt that there will be plenty of other changes as this month progresses. The only constant in such estimates is that they continuously change. Those updates follow below.

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.


Future estimates for known temple-related events

2018:
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)
July: Hamilton New Zealand Temple Renovation Closure (confirmation of official closure date is pending)
Sunday August 12 or 19: Concepcion Chile Temple Dedication (160th operating temple)
Sunday October 14 or 21: Barranquilla Colombia Temple Dedication (161st operating temple)
Sunday December 9 or 16: Rome Italy Temple Dedication (162nd operating temple)

2019:
Mid-January: Kinshasa DR Congo Temple Dedication (163rd operating temple)
Mid-February: Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Dedication (164th operating temple)
Mid-March: Memphis Tennessee Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late April: Fortaleza Brazil Temple Dedication (165th operating temple)
Early-to-mid May: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late May: Lisbon Portugal Temple Dedication (166th operating temple)
Early-to-mid June: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededication
Early-to-mid August: Durban South Africa Temple Dedication (167th operating temple)
Mid-to-late August: Asuncion Paraguay 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 has indicated that this temple’s rededication is anticipated during 2019, it is one of the older ones, and, as such, if the renovation process is delayed for any reason whatsoever, its rededication could be pushed back into 2020.
                       
2020:
Mid-February: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple Dedication (169th operating temple)
Mid-to-late April: Tokyo Japan Temple Rededication
Early-to-mid June: Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Dedication (170th operating temple)
Early-to-mid September: Mesa Arizona Temple Rededication         
Mid-November: Washington DC Temple Rededication

2021:
Mid-May: Hamilton New Zealand 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. It also seems safe to assume that other temple renovations will be announced, which will in turn necessitate subsequent rededications. 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.