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Monday, May 13, 2019

Temple Construction Updates: Part Three—Announced Temples

Hello again, everyone! I am back with the last part of my temple construction updates. In this part, I am sharing my restructured section for announced temples, which speaks for itself and follows below. 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.

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. I have felt that more information is needed on each of these temples before I offer any kind of estimate for their groundbreaking ceremonies. But as such information is made available, I will be sure to make further alterations to this section as needed.



Announced Temples (for which more information is needed before I provide a groundbreaking estimate):
187. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed.
188. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site has been confirmed.
189. Managua Nicaragua Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation.
190. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation.
191. Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation.
192. Yuba City California Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified; awaiting official confirmation.
Note: A potential site has been identified (though not yet confirmed) for this temple.
193. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; some prospective site locations identified.
Note: A potential site has been identified (though not yet confirmed) for this temple.
194. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
Note: President Nelson toured potential locations for the temple on April 19, 2018.
195. Belem Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
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]p[opop-announcement.
201. Pago Pago American Samoa Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
202. Okinawa City Okinawa (Japan) Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
203. Neiafu Tonga Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
204. Tooele Valley Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
205. Moses Lake Washington Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
206. San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement.
207. Antofagasta Chile 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 Updates: Part Two—Temples Undergoing Renovation

Hello again, everyone! I am back with the second post in this mini-series, and this one will cover updates (including in general completion estimates) for all temples undergoing renovation. The material speaks for itself. 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.


Preparing for private rededication:
95. Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple: Preparing for private rededication, which is scheduled to occur on Sunday May 19, 2019.



Public open house underway:
13. Oakland California Temple: Public open house underway (through Saturday June 1, excluding Sundays); rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday June 16, 2019.

Undergoing Renovation (rededication scheduled):
68. Raleigh North Carolina Temple: Installing entrance doors; planting trees; pouring curbing; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday October 13, 2019.
41. Frankfurt Germany Temple: Trees and shrubs being planted; lamp-posts being installed; new staircase being cured; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday October 20, 2019.
94. Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple: Cladding of exterior walls completed; stained glass window installation underway; rededication scheduled to occur on Sunday November 17, 2019.



Undergoing Renovation (rededication anticipated within the next several years):
112. Asuncion Paraguay Temple: Interior and exterior work underway; rededication estimated sometime during late 2019-early 2020.
18. Tokyo Japan Temple: Angel Moroni statue installed atop spire on April 17, 2019; rededication estimated sometime during mid-2020.
16. Washington D. C. Temple: Exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators; rededication may take place sometime during mid-to-late 2020.
8. Mesa Arizona Temple: Inscription stone over west entrance removed; eastern wall around utility building removed; rededication may take place sometime during late 2020-early 2021.
11. Hamilton New Zealand Temple: Scaffolding erected for exterior refurbishment; 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: Renovation plans announced on April 19, 2019; scheduled to close for renovation on Sunday December 29, 2019; rededication estimated in early-to-mid 2024.

Temple Construction Updates: Part One—Overview & Temples Under Construction or with Construction Pending, or a Groundbreaking Scheduled or Anticipated

Hello again, everyone! While I had hoped to do a simultaneous Church news and temple development update today, in view of some other personal things I had to get done, I wanted to post for now a copy of updated sections in my temple construction progress report, and other updates, where applicable. So let's get right into all of that. Before sharing what will be in this update, I need to issue a disclaimer relating to it:

The nature of these updates are massive, and, as a result, I will be splitting this update into three parts. I also clearly understand that not everyone may want to read such massive content, so I will not in any way be offended if any of you skip over this post and the next two. With that said, the updates will proceed in these two posts as follows: First, I will be providing updates on the Port-au-Prince Haiti, Durban South Africa (for which a dedication is now all but certain to be postponed until early 2020), Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire, and Pocatello Idaho Temples.

Those will be followed by adjustments I have made to entire sections of my temple construction progress report. First there are updates on temples for which full-scale construction is pending following their groundbreakings, then new information I have on those temples for which a groundbreaking is either scheduled or anticipated. At that point, the first post will end.


In the second post (which will follow within the next few minutes), I will move on to share new information on temples undergoing renovation, while the third and final post will share my reworked list of those announced temples for which more information is needed before I venture a more specific groundbreaking estimate.

It is also worth noting that I I am still in the process of updating my more specific estimates for known temple events, and I hope to post those updates in the near future. Be on the lookout for that at some point this next week if all goes well. In the meantime, the first part of this update follows 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.

165. Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple: Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers; pouring curbing, walkways; and driveways; interior finish work underway; dedication scheduled to occur on Sunday September 1, 2019.
168. Durban South Africa Temple: Installing cornice and pilaster millwork, tiling walls and floors; marble thresholds installed; work continues on fountain medallion; completion estimated sometime during late 2019-early 2020.
171. Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple: Foundation completed; pouring main floor exterior walls; completion estimated sometime during late 2020-early 2021.
175. Pocatello Idaho Temple: Deeper excavation underway for temple foundation; preparing for gravel beds and underground utility installation; completion estimated sometime during late 2021-early 2022.



Full-scale construction pending:
172. Yigo Guam Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending; completion estimated sometime during mid-2021.
173. Praia Cabo Verde Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending; completion estimated sometime during mid-2021.
174. San Juan Puerto Rico Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 4, 2019; full-scale construction pending; completion estimated sometime during mid-2021.
176. Quito Ecuador Temple: Groundbreaking held on Saturday May 11, 2019; full-scale construction pending; completion estimated sometime during late 2021-early 2022.
179. Bangkok Thailand Temple: Groundbreaking held on January 26, 2019; full-scale construction pending; completion estimated sometime during late 2022-early 2023.


Groundbreaking scheduled:
178. Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple: Demolition of Institute building and meetinghouse nearing completion; groundbreaking scheduled to be held on Saturday June 8, 2019; completion estimated sometime during mid-to-late 2022.

Groundbreaking anticipated:
180. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2019.
181. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2019.
182. Richmond Virginia Temple: Preliminary plans submitted to local government; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
183. 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.
184. Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Preliminary plans submitted to local government on May 7, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
185. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site confirmation; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
186. Puebla Mexico Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.