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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Exploring the Question of How Thorough I Should Be With My List of Temple Prospects for October

Hello again, everyone! I wanted to post officially here regarding something I have been going back-and-forth on, and about which I could use some feedback. So this post will address all of that. In this July 1 post, I shared my initial list of most likely temple prospects for the October 2018 General Conference.

Following my analysis of the feedback presented in the comments on that post, I offered this list of additional prospective locations that could also have a temple announced in October. After further analysis of the comments on that list, I added most of those locations to the original list, and published the brand new list of combined prospects in this post, which I shared almost two weeks ago.

This leads me to the question I wanted to ask, and why I would like feedback on it. As we know,  more mentions have been recently made lately about how President Nelson's temple-building legacy will outpace and overshadow that which we saw previously during President Hinckley's temple-building revelation that culminated in the rapid increase in the number of operating temples during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

While we don't know the extent of those plans, it may be safe to assume that we are entering another unprecedented era of temple developments. With that in mind, on the one hand, I don't want to go too far overboard in terms of the most imminently likely prospective locations that may have a temple announced in October. But on the other hand, I have been asking myself how many temple locations are too many.

For that reason, in addition to the three resources I have provided above, I wanted to also provide here a list of refined locations I have ready in case I do need to slim down the list to its' bare minimum. Here is that list:

October 2018 General Conference Temple Locations Predictions (slimmed down to the most imminently likely)

Africa & Europe: Freetown Sierra Leone; Antananarivo Madagascar; Praia Cape Verde; Monrovia Liberia; Maputo Mozambique; Budapest Hungary; Kumasi Ghana/Lagos Nigeria
Latin America (includes Brazil, Central America, Mexico, and South America): San Pedro Sula Honduras/Senahu or 2nd Guatemala City Guatemala; Salvador/Belo Horizonte Brazil; Santa Cruz/La Paz Bolivia; Puebla Mexico; Ciudad del Este Paraguay
Oceania (includes Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Philippines): Port Moresby Papua New Guinea; Auckland New Zealand; Davao Philippines; Pago Pago American Samoa
United States: Missoula Montana; Bentonville Arkansas; Green Bay Wisconsin; Herriman Utah; Des Moines Iowa; Montpelier Vermont; Las Cruces New Mexico; Jacksonville Florida; Jackson Mississippi; Elko/Ely Nevada

Having provided this additional list, I wanted to get some feedback. Which of those four lists seems to be the best version? How extensive should this list be? And regarding whichever of the lists any of you favor, is there anything I need to change in terms of eliminating or adding any prospects? It is now your turn to "sound off" in the comments below. Your feedback is always welcome and appreciated whenever and on whatever subject it is offered.

That does it for this post. Thank you for the privilege of your time. If you enjoyed what you read here and would like to stay informed of newly-added content, please feel free to subscribe. 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.