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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Temples Which Have a Groundbreaking Anticipated or Are Announced

Hello again, everyone! Given the whirlwind couple of days we have observed in terms of temple-related developments and announcements, I have again reanalyzed the sections of my temple construction progress report that cover temples for which I am anticipating a groundbreaking within the next 10 months or so. Part of my reanalysis involved resorting the temples in both of these sections based on the newest official information which has been released.

The result of my analysis has been placing 9 temples in the former section and 21 in the latter. Of the 9 for which a groundbreaking is "anticipated", I have felt at least 5 are most likely to have a groundbreaking between August 1 and December 31 of this year. But I would not in any way be shocked if more than that wind up actually having a groundbreaking, and I have 3-4 of the announced temples for which I anticipate more information will be released in the near future, which would enable me to offer groundbreaking estimates for those as well.

I heard somewhere that President Nelson wants to keep the backlog of announced temples at no more than 30 at any given time. Ideally, there wouldn't be a backlog at all, of course, but if work is done continuously to clear the queue between each General Conference, there may be nothing preventing the prophet from announcing additional temples every six months, with some in between as circumstances require.

And for the moment, I stand by my belief that between 12 and 16 temples may be announced in the General Conference that is upcoming in 4.5 months or so. And speaking of that conference, just a reminder that I am accepting feedback on my latest list of potential temple locations that may be announced during the October 2019 General Conference. That being said, the two updated sections in question follow below. In order to not disturb the flow of that information, I will end here and now as I always do:


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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 on March 22, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
183. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site confirmation; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
184. 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.
185. Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Preliminary plans submitted to local government on May 7, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
186. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
187. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed on May 21, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
Note: President Nelson toured potential locations for the temple on April 19, 2018.
188. Puebla Mexico Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.


Note on announced temples: During 2019, I had reasons to repeatedly reevaluate 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):
189. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed.
190. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site has been confirmed.
191. Managua Nicaragua Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation.
192. Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation.
193. 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.
194. 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.
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.