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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Update Noted on the Status of the Arequipa Peru Temple

Hello again, everyone! I am back in the early-morning hours of April 17 to share newly-updated information which has been provided for the Arequipa Peru Temple. An update of which I have just become aware notes that the exterior is being clad with granite over the vapor barrier that was recently placed, and that curbing and surface parking are currently being poured. As I noted in previous posts, this temple's general completion estimate was pushed back into early 2020, which I anticipate will be among the first temple events held during that year.

It may also be of interest to some of you to know that, with April 6 of this year having come and gone, there are just under 12 years left between today's date and Saturday April 6, 2030, on which the Church will mark its' bicentennial anniversary. Whether or not an official goal is made to do so, I fully believe the Church will have a minimum of 200 temples in operation by or before that date.

The Church would simply need to complete the 30 temples currently in various stages of construction and announce and complete 11 others before that time. Since that is a total of 41 temples that would need to be dedicated in the 11.97 years between now and then, it could be done as long as around 3.43 temples are completed in every one of those years.

As also previously noted, while the Church will only be dedicating 2 temples this year, next year, we already have one temple dedication set, and 5 others are likely to be dedicated before the end of 2019 as well. And we have two more that are anticipated to be completed by early 2020. If full-scale construction begins in Winnipeg by the end of this month, that would be another potential dedication to factor in as well. And it is highly likely that at least one (but likely more) temples will have a groundbreaking this year as well, which would add to the number that might be completed in 2020 and in the years following.

This is an exciting time in which so much is happening in terms of temple news and developments. For my part, I will do my level best to stay on top of such developments and will pass them along to you all as I receive 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.