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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

1700th Blog Post: BREAKING TEMPLE NEWS: First Presidency Confirms Auckland Temple Site; Announces Open Houses; Dedication for Arequipa Peru Temple; Rededication for the Asuncion Paraguay Temple

Hello again, everyone! Multiple breaking developments have been reported on temples within the last several hours. and I am pleased to bring those to you all in this, my 1700th post on this blog. Firstly, President Nelson's time in Auckland has come to a close, and, among other things, he confirmed that the land held in reserve in Auckland will be the spot for that temple. No artist's rendering or groundbreaking information has been released. But the site confirmation gives me hope that will soon be the case.

The Church News additionally reports additional information regarding President Nelson's time in Auckland, in addition to a report on how Australians are already responding to President Nelson's invitations he offered them a few days ago. If that were the only news to report today, that would be significant enough in nature to warrant rejoicing.

But the First Presidency also announced information on the open houses and respective rededication/dedication for the Asuncion Paraguay and Arequipa Peru Temples. In Paraguay, the open house will be held for one week between the Saturdays of October 12 and 19, with the exception of Sunday October 13.

The temple's single-session private rededication will follow on Sunday November 3 at 10:00 am. While there is no indication as to who will preside at that event, the temple will reopen to patrons on Tuesday November 12. For the Arequipa Peru Temple, its' open house will run for just over two weeks, occuring between Friday November 15 and Saturday November 30.

A youth devotional will be held on Saturday December 14, with the dedication of the temple being held the following day, Sunday December 15, in 3 sessions. Both the youth devotional and the dedicatory sessions for that temple will be broadcast by satellite to meetinghouses throughout the new temple district. The temple will open for ordinance work on Thursday December 19.

I have to say that I was anticipating President Nelson would visit the site for the Auckland Temple, but wasn't sure he would confirm its' location. Likewise, I was anticipating the dedication information being announced for the Arequipa Peru Temple, but was pleasantly surprised by the announcement of the rededication information for the Asuncion Paraugay Temple. I had heard that might be coming, but wasn't sure it would be announced so soon.

It appears that some of you may have already commented on some of these developments in the threads of another post. If that is the case, I thank you for those contributions and will address them later this afternoon. In the meantime, it is my hope that, with so many other dedications and rededications announced lately, the next several sets of temple-related announcements will be for groundbreakings.

It also appeears more likely than not that the Durban South Africa Temple's dedication will be one of the first temple events in 2020. While there is a part of me that hopes something might happen sooner than that for that temple, until further notice, that is my assumption. In the meantime, I continue to monitor all Church news and temple developments and will do my best to pass word of those along to you all as I receive them.

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