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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Groundbreaking Held for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Today

Hello again, everyone! I wanted to post again now to note that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple was held earlier today. Contrary to what I had supposed, it turns out that ceremony was held not at 10:00 AM, but rather at 3:00 PM Peruvian time, which was 2:00 PM here in Utah. The news release I cited above not only notes the remarks that were given by the members of the South America Northwest Area Presidency, but also gave a glimpse at some of the other Church, government, or civic leaders who were in attendance at the ceremony.

According to the article, construction on the temple is projected to take roughly 36 months (around 3 years) to complete. So unless delays occur to push that back, or if construction proceeds ahead of schedule, it seems safe to assume that the temple's dedication is likely to either be held in mid-June or in August or September 2022. I have no way to verify this will occur, but it is my hope that full-scale construction efforts can get underway for that temple within this next week.

Likewise, I am hoping that, since both the Quito Ecuador and Bangkok Thailand Temples finally got out of their "Construction pending" status this week, that this next week will also see the commencement of full-scale construction for the Yigo Guam, Praia Cabo Verde, and San Juan Puerto Rico Temples at some point this upcoming week as well.  It is also my fervet hope that we may hear an official announcement within the next 3 weeks or so of additional temple groundbreakings being set to occur in August or September, along with the announcement of the open house and dedication arrangements for the Durban South Africa Temple.

Based on my analysis of the latest information on that temple, the dedication could either be set to occur during the final Sunday of this year, or on the second Sunday in January of next year. In view of all the recently reported temple developments, I will likely probably have to revisit my estimates for known temple events at some point within the next couple of weeks. And in the interim, I will be publishing a new post within the next 12 hours or less to highlight President Ballard's next apostolic nonagenarian milestone, and will also have a report on the Nelsons and Uchtdorfs' visit to Florida within the next 36 hours or so, as that coverage becomes available.

Looking ahead to the next week or so, I will also be publishing a tribute to Elder Bednar one week from today (which willl mark his 67th birthday), and both my latest apostolic milestone updates and a report on the rededication for the Oakland California Temple next Sunday. I will also, of course, be publishing new content to cover any major Church news or temple developments, or will leave comments about more minor updates in the threads for exisiting posts as I receive word of such things.

It promises to be a very busy remainder of the month for me as far as publishing new content, but I will certainly try to keep abreast of it all, to the best of my ability. In the meantime, just a reminder that I will continue to accept feedback on my latest list of prospective locations for which a temple may be announced during the upcoming October 2019 General Conference, and that open commenting period remains in effect until Monday September 30, at which point I will need to make any final adjustments to the list prior to that General Conference, which will occur the following weekend.

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