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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Revised Groundbreaking Anticipated and Announced Sections of My Temple Construction Progress Report

Hello again, everyone! In the early morning hours of this Sunday February 17, 2019, having provided background in the last post on the revisions I have made to the "Groundbreaking anticipated" and "Announced" sections of my temple construction progress report, it is now time for me to actually share those two sections in question. As I mentioned just a few moments ago, there are 16 temples about which I now feel I have enough information to venture a groundbreaking estimate before the end of next year.

The remaining 8 may be more spread out, with the last of that group possibly having a groundbreaking within the first half of 2022, and depending on what we learn within the next little while about the future of the temple-building program of the Church, there could even be a few temples announced between now and then that could go on to a groundbreaking before the last of those temples (which I currently believe will be the one in Russia) has its' groundbreaking. It would be awesome if all of the currently announced temples have a groundbreaking prior to that period of time, but it will be interesting to see what happens between now and then.

Given the fact that 6 temples in total will have had their groundbreakings by the time May 4 ends here in Utah, and given all that I have heard about President Nelson's plans so far, it would not shock me if any or all of these temples were to have a groundbreaking sooner than indicated below. The Lord and His prophet have surprised me previously, and will likely continue to do so. With that said, the two new sections, in the order mentioned at the beginning of this post, are featured below.

In order to not disturb the flow of that information, I will end here and now as I always do: That does it for this post. 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.

Groundbreaking anticipated:
178. Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Government approval phase; awaiting official site confirmation and release of artist’s rendering; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2019.
179. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
180. Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple: Existing institute building and meetinghouse closed on January 27, 2019 in preparation for demolition; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
181. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur late 2019.
182. 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.
183. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; media event held June 14, 2017; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
184. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
185. Puebla Mexico Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.
186. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.
187. Richmond Virginia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020.
188. Quito Ecuador Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020.
Note: In mid-February 2019, the Church of Jesus Christ Temples site noted that, while official confirmation of the location is pending, a site has been acquired by the Church for this temple, which makes it likely that a groundbreaking could occur within the next year or less, if not much sooner than that.
189. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.
190. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.
191. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; announced April 1, 2018; awaiting official site announcement; President Nelson toured potential locations on April 19, 2018; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2020.
192. Managua Nicaragua Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2020.
193. Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2020.

Announced Temples (for which sufficient information has me confident enough to venture a general groundbreaking estimate):
194. Salvador Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2020-early 2021.
195. Lagos Nigeria Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early 2021.
196. Davao Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2021.
197. Belem Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2021.
198. Washington County Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2021.
199. Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2021.
200. Yuba City, California Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2021-early 2022.
201. Russia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city and site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2022.