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Monday, November 12, 2018

Temple Construction Updates Noted

Hello again, everyone! After taking a four-day hiatus from blogging to give myself time to recover from ongoing illnesses, I am pleased to bring you the first of two posts to share the latest temple construction updates and Church news stories. This post will focus on the former subject. So let's get right into all of that. First of all, I wanted to update something I have noted previously: I have spoken about my feeling that the Church could easily have 200 operating temples by or before the 200th anniversary of the Church's restoration (which will occur on Saturday April 6, 2030).

With 40 temples to complete in the 11.40 years between today and that day, the Church would just need to complete 3.51 temples per year. And with three temples set to be dedicated within roughly the next 5 months (give or take a few days or so), there are four others that will likely be dedicated within the next 15 months, and up to 3 more that could be dedicated in the first 6-8 months of 2020.

I would also anticipate that at least 6-10 temples could potentially have construction begin by that time. So that average number is more than likely to go down quite a bit as the next 18-24 months pass. I will be keeping an eye on those averages and continue to bring you reports on those as changes occur.

In the meantime, we turn to the one update I have on temple under construction. At the Lisbon Portugal Temple site, it has been reported that gold plating has been attached to the temple spire, while stone cladding nears completion on the exterior walls, and meetinghouse gardens continue to be planted.

There have also been updates reported on two of the temples undergoing renovation which are anticipated to be completed in 2020. At the Tokyo Japan Temple, exterior and interior renovations continue at a steady pace. And for the Washington D. C. Temple, the interior has been completely dismantled, while renovations continue on the temple's exterior.

I do continue to monitor any and all Church news and temple developments and will do my level best to keep bringing word of those to you all here 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.