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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Additional Church News Reported

Hello again, everyone! The Church News has reported two additional developments that deserve to be mentioned on this blog. First, this Sunday will mark the very day on which "Music & the Spoken Word" will be celebrating the 89th anniversary of its' commencement. This article provides comments from those involved in the longest running broadcast in history, as well as providing some historical context into how much the world and the broadcast itself have changed since that first broadcast in 1929.

The Church News also continued its' six-part series on the ministry of the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In the latest chapter of that series, the members of that Quorum talk about how the work done by full-time missionaries throughout the world is an extension of the mission of the apostles to preach the gospel and testify of the Savior worldwide. The article also discusses why the apostles spend so much time with the missionaries as they visit various areas of the Church in which missions are established.

These articles are well worthy of your attention. I continue to monitor all Church news and temple developments, and will bring word of those to you as I receive it. That does it for this post. If you enjoyed what you read here, please feel free to subscribe to stay informed of new content. 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.

First Presidents Announced for Two More New Temples

Hello again, everyone! The calls of presidents for two other new temples have been announced. The Barranquilla Colombia and Rome Italy Temples will have as their first presidents men who have previously served in those cities as mission presidents. So the Church continues the tradition of assigning as new temple presidents those who have experience in that area and are known (and well-respected by) the Saints of these cities. With these newly-announced temple presidents, the total number of new temple presidents called now totals 61. In addition to theF ortaleza Brazil and Port-au-Prince Haiti Temples (which are anticipated to be dedicated at some point during the first 6-8 months of next year), the only other temples that may potentially have a new president announced this year (as far as I know) are the temples in Veracruz Mexico and Washington D. C.
It is also worth noting that, although the temple named for the U. S. capital city is currently closed for renovation, and may therefore not have a new president announced until it is closer to completion at some point in 2020, the Church did announce a new president earlier this year for the Asuncion Paraguay Temple, which, as I have previously mentioned, is currently closed for renovation but stalled in that process, so anything is possible.

That said, for those who have not read any of my previous version of this list, I include the newest version of it below. So as not to disturb the flow of that information, I will end here now as I always do. That does it for this post. If you liked what you read here and would be interested in doing so, please feel free to subscribe to be notified of new content. 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.

New presidents have been called for the following temples:
1.      Manaus Brazil
2.      Boise Idaho
3.      Denver Colorado
4.      The Hague Netherlands
5.      Oquirrh Mountain Utah
6.      Helsinki Finland
7.      The Gila Valley Arizona
8.      Brigham City Utah
9.      Stockholm Sweden
10.  Palmyra New York
11.  Accra Ghana
12.  Papeete Tahiti
13.  Sao Paulo Brazil
14.  San Jose Costa Rica
15.  Albuquerque New Mexico
16.  Provo City Center
17.  Recife Brazil
18.  Cardston Alberta
19.  Payson Utah
20.  Porto Alegre Brazil
21.  Brisbane Australia
22.  Kansas City Missouri
23.  Oaxaca Mexico
24.  Regina Saskatchewan
25.  Cebu City Philippines
26.  Boston Massachusetts
27.  Colonia Juarez Chihuahua Mexico
28.  Billings Montana
29.  Houston Texas
30.  Sydney Australia
31.  Guatemala City Guatemala
32.  Hermosillo Sonora Mexico
33.  Montevideo Uruguay
34.  Indianapolis Indiana
35.  Laie Hawaii Temple (the new president of this temple is the older brother of General Authority Seventy Elder Donald L. Hallstrom)
36.  Las Vegas Nevada
37.  Atlanta Georgia
38.  Buenos Aires Argentina
39.  Redlands California
40.  Draper Utah
41.  Tijuana Mexico
42.  Sacramento California
43.  Monticello Utah
44.  Bountiful Utah
45.  Freiberg Germany
46.  Oakland California
47.  Villahermosa Mexico
48.  Manti Utah
49.  Suva Fiji
50.  Vancouver British Columbia
51.  Tegucigalpa Honduras
52.  Fukuoka Japan
53.  St. Louis Missouri
54.  Trujillo Peru
55.  Asuncion Paraguay (not anticipated)
56.  Cordoba Argentina
57.  Taipei Taiwan
58.  Kinshasa DR Congo (first president)
59.  Concepcion Chile (first president)
60.  Barranquilla Colombia (first president)
61.  Rome Italy (first president)

The first presidents will likely be announced for the following new temples:
1.      Fortaleza Brazil
2.      Port-au-Prince Haiti

New presidents may also be announced for the following temples:
1.      Veracruz Mexico
2.      Washington D. C. Temple (Note: The Church may opt to wait on calling a new president for this temple until 2020 when it is rededicated)