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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Updated Estimates for Future Temple-related Events

Hello again, everyone! Roughly 36 hours or so after I last did so, I am posting right now with another revision to my estimates for future temple-related events. Making these adjustments has involved some extensive study on my part concerning climate factors and when weather and travel experts say is the best time to travel to such areas, the progress (and lack thereof) in temple construction efforts, and any other relevant information I could find to mold my thoughts about these potential time-frames. Here are those results:


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 22: Houston Texas Temple Rededication (private; date has been confirmed; President M. Russell Ballard will preside at this event)
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 (official closure date confirmation is pending)
Sunday August 12 or 19: Concepcion Chile Temple Dedication (160th operating temple)
Sunday October 14 or 21: Rome Italy Temple Dedication (161st operating temple)
Sunday December 9 or 16: Barranquilla Colombia Temple Dedication (162nd operating temple)

2019:
Mid-February: Kinshasa DR Congo Temple Dedication (163rd operating temple)
Mid-to-late March: Memphis Tennessee Temple Rededication
Mid-April: Fortaleza Brazil Temple Dedication (164th operating temple)
Late April-early May: Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple Rededication
Mid-May: Frankfurt Germany Temple Rededication
Late May-early June: Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple Dedication (165th operating temple)
Mid-June: Raleigh North Carolina Temple Rededication
Mid-August: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple Rededication
Mid-September: Asuncion Paraguay Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late October: Lisbon Portugal Temple Dedication (166th operating temple)
Mid-November: Durban South Africa Temple Dedication (167th operating temple)
Mid-December: Arequipa Peru Temple Dedication (168th operating temple)
                       
2020:
Mid-February: Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple Dedication (169th operating temple)
Mid-to-late April: Oakland California Temple Rededication
NOTE: Although the First Presidency has indicated that this temple would be rededicated prior to the end of 2019, the fact that it is a considerably older temple leads me to believe that will not take place until early 2020 at earliest, but I could see that being pushed back further as well.
Mid-May: Tokyo Japan Temple Rededication
Early-to-mid June Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Dedication (170th operating temple)
Mid-August: Mesa Arizona Temple Rededication
Mid-to-late October: Washington DC Temple Rededication

2021:
Mid-to-late April: Hamilton New Zealand Temple Rededication

Final Note about these estimates: I heard that 2018 and 2019 could be big years for temple groundbreakings. If that proves correct, then many other new 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.

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 News & Developments Include Time-frame Alterations

Hello again, everyone! I am pleased to be able to report that, in addition to the rededication of the Houston Texas Temple, the status of the Arequipa Peru Temple has been updated, as the cupola for the temple has been installed atop the tower walls.

Additionally, several time-frames for the completion of temples have been slightly tweaked. There is now apparently sufficient reason to believe that the Fortaleza Brazil Temple will be completed prior to the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple. In the meantime, while they have not shifted in their order, there is also reason to believe that the Lisbon Portugal and Durban South Africa Temples may have their dedications more towards the final half of 2019 than in the middle 4 or 5 months of next year.

I am evaluating how these developments will change my estimates for next year's sequence of events, and I will post those updated estimates ASAP. 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.

BREAKING NEWS: First Presidency Announces Houston Texas Temple Rededication

Hello again, everyone! When I did my initial check of the Church websites today, I was pleased to discover that the First Presidency announced the day on which the Houston Texas Temple would be privately rededicated. According to this article, that will occur on Sunday April 22, and the First Presidency has asked President M. Russell Ballard to preside at that event. Since it is a private dedication, attendance will be by invitation only, and no Church block meetings will be impacted.

I am grateful to have learned about this, and to have been able to share this information with you. I am likewise gratified to have found out that my estimate for this event was right on. I will keep my eyes open for more temple-related information and pass that along as I am able to.

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.