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Monday, September 30, 2019

Temple Construction Progress During the Third Quarter of 2019: Part Five—Announced Temples

Hello again, everyone! I am back again with my fifth and final post in this mini-series which has shared the temple progress made during this second quarter of 2019. This post, which serves as a capstone to that coverage, will share the two different versions of the "Announced Temples" section of my report, the first one as it was on April 1, and the second as it is today. The information, which speaks for itself, follows below. In order to not disturb the flow of that information, I will end here as I always do:


That does it for now. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated, on any post at any time, as long as such feedback is in compliance with the established guidelines. 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.

July 1, 2019.


Note on announced temples: During 2019, I again reevaluated the information I had available, and made further adjustments to this section following the completion of the revision process for the “Groundbreaking anticipated” section. The following estimates represent my best efforts to predict the timing for the future groundbreaking of each of these temples based on what I currently know about them.



Announced Temples (for which more information is needed before I provide a groundbreaking estimate):
189. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
Note: A potential site has already been identified (though not yet confirmed) for this temple.
190. Belem Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
Note: On March 7, 2019, based on the unexpected timing whereby groundbreakings were announced for the Quito Ecuador and Lima Peru Los Olivos Temples, and given the anticipated timing for the groundbreaking of the Harare Zimbabwe Temple, the Belem Brazil Temple is the only other one announced in April 2016 that is not yet close to a groundbreaking. And since President Nelson has given some priority to the “oldest” among the announced temples, I am hoping the Lord will similarly surprise us with word on this temple’s site and groundbreaking in the not-too-distant future.
191. Managua Nicaragua Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
Note: I found out several years ago that the Church had held land in reserve for a temple in this city for a while now, so I hope that means a site confirmation will occur sooner rather than later.
192. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; announced April 1, 2018; awaiting official site announcement; President Nelson toured potential locations on April 19, 2018.
193. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
Note: I found out several years ago that the Church had held land in reserve for a temple in this city for a while now (with that fact confirmed by a Church member living in that area), so I hope that means a site confirmation will occur sooner rather than later.
194. Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.
Note: A potential site has been identified (though not yet confirmed) for this temple.
195. Yuba City, California Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
Note: A potential site has been identified (though not yet confirmed) for this temple.
196. Washington County Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement.
197. Salvador Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
198. Lagos Nigeria Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
199. Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
200. Davao Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
201. Russia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement.



September 30, 2019.

Note on announced temples: During 2019, I again reevaluated the information I had available, and made further adjustments to this section following the completion of the revision process for the “Groundbreaking anticipated” section. The following estimates represent my best efforts to predict the timing for the future groundbreaking of each of these temples based on what I currently know about them.

Announced Temples (for which more information is needed before I provide a groundbreaking estimate):
195. Managua Nicaragua Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation. 
196. Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation.
197. Moses Lake Washington Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation
198. Salvador Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified.
199. Antofagasta Chile Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified.
200. Washington County Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement.
201. Lagos Nigeria Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
202. Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
203. Davao Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
204. Pago Pago American Samoa Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
205. Okinawa City Okinawa (Japan) Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
206. Neiafu Tonga Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
207. San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
208. Budapest Hungary Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
209. Russia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement.


Temple Construction Progress During the Third Quarter of 2019: Part Four—Temples Which Are Undergoing or Are Scheduled to Undergo Renovation

Hello again, everyone! I am back with the fourth of five posts in this mini-series, during which I have been providing and will continue to provide a comparative look at temple construction progress during the second quarter of 2019. In this post, we will look back on what has changed for temples undergoing renovation or which are scheduled to undergo renovation. So let's get right into that. The sections that follow will be the separate ones from April 1 and June 30 respectively. I will list all the data for the former together, followed by all the corresponding data for the latter. All of that follows below.

In order to not disturb the flow of that information, I will end here as I always do: That does it for now. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated, on any post at any time, as long as such feedback is in compliance with the established guidelines. 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.

July 1, 2019.

Undergoing Renovation (rededication scheduled):
68. Raleigh North Carolina Temple: Construction barrier removed; stained-glass windows installed; driveway asphalt laid; landscaping nearing completion; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday October 13, 2019.
41. Frankfurt Germany Temple: Furniture being delivered; laying sod; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday October 20, 2019.
112. Asuncion Paraguay Temple: Interior finish work underway; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday November 3, 2019.
94. Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple: Stained glass windows and entrance doors installed; landscaping progressing; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday November 17, 2019.

Undergoing Renovation (rededication anticipated within the next several years):
18. Tokyo Japan Temple: Angel Moroni installed atop spire on April 17, 2019; rededication estimated sometime during mid-2020.
16. Washington D. C. Temple: East parking lot demolition underway; interior and exterior renovations continue; rededication may take place sometime during mid-to-late 2020.
7. Mesa Arizona Temple: Pouring retaining wall around temple; setting forms for west reflecting pool slab; slab poured for north reflecting pool; rededication may take place sometime during late 2020-early 2021.
11. Hamilton New Zealand Temple: Exterior refurbishment underway; rededication may take place sometime during mid-2021.

Renovation scheduled:
48. Hong Kong China Temple: Scheduled to close for renovation on Monday July 8, 2019; rededication estimated in mid-2022.
1. St. George Utah Temple: Scheduled to close for renovation on Monday November 4, 2019; completion estimated in late 2022-early 2023.
4. Salt Lake Temple: Scheduled to close for renovation on Sunday December 29, 2019; rededication estimated in early-to-mid 2024.


September 30, 2019.

Preparing for rededication:
68. Raleigh North Carolina Temple: Preparing for rededication, which is scheduled to occur on Sunday October 13, 2019.
41. Frankfurt Germany Temple: Preparing for rededication, which is scheduled to occur on Sunday October 20, 2019.

Undergoing Renovation (rededication scheduled):
112. Asuncion Paraguay Temple: Construction nearing completion; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday November 3, 2019.
94. Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple: Construction barrier removed; parking lot drainage system installed; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday November 17, 2019.

Undergoing Renovation (rededication anticipated within the next several years):
18. Tokyo Japan Temple: Interior and exterior renovations underway; rededication estimated sometime during mid-2020.
16. Washington D. C. Temple:  Pouring stairs and parking lot curbing; rededication may take place sometime during mid-to-late 2020.
7. Mesa Arizona Temple: Stairs and walkways poured between temple grounds and pageant grounds; footings poured for pageant stage; rededication may take place sometime during late 2020-early 2021.
11. Hamilton New Zealand Temple: Interior and exterior renovations underway; rededication may take place sometime during mid-2021.

Full-scale renovation pending:
48. Hong Kong China Temple: Closed for renovation on Monday July 8, 2019; full-scale work pending; rededication estimated sometime during mid-2022.

Renovation scheduled:
1. St. George Utah Temple: Scheduled to close for renovation on Monday November 4, 2019; completion estimated in late 2022-early 2023.

4. Salt Lake Temple: Scheduled to close for renovation on Sunday December 29, 2019; rededication estimated in early-to-mid 2024.


Temple Construction Progress During the Third Quarter of 2019: Part Three—Temples With a Groundbreaking Scheduled or Anticipated

Hello again, everyone! I am back with the third of five posts I am publishing to share a comparative look at temple construction progress during this second quarter of 2019, which is ever more rapidly drawing to its' close. This post will focus on temples with a groundbreaking scheduled or anticipated. And again, I am going to first provide that content as it was at the beginning of this quarter, and follow that up with the same content in the same order as it is on this last day of this second quarter. Those respective sections follow below,.



In order to not disturb the flow of that information, I will end here as I always do: That does it for now. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated, on any post at any time, as long as such feedback is in compliance with the established guidelines. Thank you for the privilege of your time. If you enjoyed what you read here and would like to stay informed of newly added contnet, 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.

July 1, 2019.

Groundbreaking scheduled:
180. Belém Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed and groundbreaking announced on June 17, 2019; groundbreaking scheduled to occur on Saturday August 17, 2019.

Groundbreaking anticipated:
181. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2019.
182. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2019.
183. Richmond Virginia Temple: Preliminary plans submitted to local government on March 22, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
184. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site confirmation; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
185. Harare Zimbabwe Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; President Nelson visited potential site on April 17, 2018; groundbreaking anticipated in late 2019.
186. Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Preliminary plans submitted to local government on May 7, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
187. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
188. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed on May 21, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
189. Puebla Mexico Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.



September 30, 2019.

Groundbreaking scheduled:
180. Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Preparing for groundbreaking, which is scheduled to occur on Saturday October 17, 2019; completion estimated sometime during late 2022-early 2023.
181. Puebla Mexico Temple:  Demolition activities underway in preparation for groundbreaking, which is scheduled to occur on Saturday November 30, 2019; completion estimated sometime during early-to-mid 2023.

Groundbreaking anticipated:
183. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; construction contract awarded; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019.
184. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019.
Note: On September 1, 2019, I was advised that the concept plans for this temple were floating around social media. If those plans are verified, a groundbreaking could occur within this period of time.
185. Harare Zimbabwe Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; President Nelson visited potential site on April 17, 2018; groundbreaking anticipated in late 2019.
Note: Aside from the information noted above, in mid-November of last year, Elder Andersen visited with Zimbabwe’s Vice President, and indicated to him that the Church was hoping to begin construction on the Harare temple in late 2019. Therefore, barring anything unexpected, it seems more likely than not that a groundbreaking could occur at around this time.
186. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
187. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020. 
Note: Based on what is and is not known presently about this temple, it seems probable that a groundbreaking for it could be fit in during this window, if all goes well.
188. Auckland New Zealand Temrple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed on May 21, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.
189. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location officially confirmed on July 15, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.
190. Tooele Valley Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location officially confirmed on September 25, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020.
191. Feather River California Temple: Planning and approval phase; official rendering released and site location announced on September 26, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020.
192. Richmond Virginia Temple: Artist’s rendering and accompanying photographs released on August 28, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.
193. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.
194. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed; 
groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.


Temple Construction Progress During the Third Quarter of 2019: Part Two—Temples Under Construction or Which Have Full-Scale Construction Pending

Hello again, everyone! I am back with the second post in this mini-series. In this post, I will focus on temples under construction or those for which full-scale construction is pending. Again, I will first list the information as it was at the beginning of this quarter (July 1), followed by those same sections in terms of where they are today. That information follows belwo. In order to not disturb the flow thereof, I will end here as I always do:



That does it for now. Any and all comments are, as always, welcome and appreciated, on any post at any time, as long as such comments are made in accordance with the established guidelines. 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.

July 1, 2019.

Under construction; completion anticipated within the next year or two:
169. Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple: Construction barrier replaced by decorative fencing; landscaping underway; scaffolding being removed from temple tower; completion estimated sometime during early 2020.
170. Winnipeg Manitoba Temple: Temple exterior walls being installed; steeple added to meetinghouse; trees delivered for later planting; completion estimated sometime during mid-2020.
171. Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple: Foundation completed; pouring main floor exterior walls; completion estimated sometime during late 2020-early 2021.

Under construction; completion estimated within the next 2-4 years:
172. Quito Ecuador Temple: Construction equipment on site; temple outline marked; excavations underway; completion estimated sometime during late 2021. 
173. Pocatello Idaho Temple: Pouring footings and foundation walls; completion estimated sometime during late 2021-early 2022.
174. Urdaneta Philippines Temple: Footing and foundation work underway; completion estimated sometime during late 2021-early 2022.
175. Bangkok Thailand Temple: Heavy equipment arriving on site; completion estimated sometime during mid-to-late 2022.

Full-scale construction pending:
176. Yigo Guam Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending.
177. Praia Cabo Verde Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending.
178. San Juan Puerto Rico Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending.
179. Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday June 8, 2019; full-scale construction pending.



September 30, 2019.

Under construction; completion anticipated within the next year or two:
169. Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple: Monument sign inscription stone installed; landscaping and interior finish work progressing; completion estimated sometime during early 2020.
170. Winnipeg Manitoba Temple: Installing asphalt; planting soft landscaping; enclosing temple; laying meetinghouse brick; completion estimated sometime during mid-to-late 2020.
171. Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple: Pouring main floor exterior walls; completion estimated sometime during early 2021.
172. Praia Cabo Verde Temple: Site staked; structural fill dirt compacted; preparing to drive piles for foundations; completion estimated sometime during mid-2021.
173. Yigo Guam Temple: Early phases of construction; completion estimated sometime during mid-2021.
175. Pocatello Idaho Temple: Asphalt paved for driveways and parking lots; backfilling of foundation progressing; structural steel on site; completion estimated sometime during mid-to-late 2021.

Under construction; completion estimated within the next 2-4 years:
176. Quito Ecuador Temple: Site grading, leveling, and some utility excavation underway; completion estimated sometime during late 2021-early 2022. 
177. Urdaneta Philippines Temple: Footing and foundation work underway; completion estimated sometime during early 2022.
178. Belém Brazil Temple: Setting forms for footings; roughing in plumbing; completion estimated sometime during early-to-mid 2022.
182. Bangkok Thailand Temple: Driving piles to support substructure; completion estimated sometime during mid-2023.

Full-scale construction pending:
174. San Juan Puerto Rico Temple: Full-scale construction pending; construction barrier remains from meetinghouse demolition; completion estimated sometime during mid-to-late 2021-.
179. Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday June 8, 2019; full-scale construction pending; completion estimated sometime during late 2022.