Need more information?

Top Leaderboard

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Miscellaneous Church and Temple News

Hello again, everyone! A couple of additional Church news stories have been reported, along with some new temple developments. There's a lot to talk about, so let's get right into all of that. We start with the temple news. In a First Presidency letter dated November 5 of this year, a change was announced for the dedication dates of the Rome Italy Temple.

Rather than being held over an 8-day period (from Sunday March 10-Sunday March 17) as originally announced, dedicatory services will now be held over a 3-day period (from Sunday March 10-Tuesday March 12). Nothing has changed in terms of the announced dates or plans for the open house or the youth devotional. I will look forward to seeing if any reason is given for this change. It will be interesting to find out about.

Our second and final piece of temple news comes courtesy of the Ghana Mormon Newsroom. As previously noted, ground was broken earlier today (at around 3:00 AM Utah time) for the Abidjan Ivory Coast Temple. Still no word yet on an estimated completion time-frame, but I have offered my thoughts (based on what I now know) that a dedication could take place in mid-to-late 2021. I will provide more information on that as I learn of it.

Having covered the temple news, we turn in conclusion to the Church news I mentioned. President Henry B. Eyring, who has accumulated a collection of personal watercolors, now has the opportunity to showcase his work through a new art exhibit called "A Virtual Journal" which is now on display at the Church History Museum. The Church News shares an article about that, while the Newsroom provides some additional details.

I do continue to monitor any and all Church news and temple developments, and am committed to bringing word of those to you all on an ongoing basis as I receive it. That does it for this post. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated, on any post at any time. 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.