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Friday, July 26, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Boundary Changes for Asia & Asia North Areas Announced

Hello again, everyone! Around an hour ago, I was made aware of a breaking news development relating to the Asia and Asia North Areas. In a formal joint letter to members and priesthood leaders from the Asia and Asia North Area Presidency members, with the approval of the First Presidency, Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and also probably with input from members of the Church's Boundary and Leadership Change Committee, the nation of Mongolia has been officially transferred from the Asia Area, where it had been for at least the last decade or more, to now being part of the Asia North Area.

The move makes perfect sense to me. I also want to note that, as recently as earlier this year, I was almost certain that, at some point within the next 2-3 years or less, the Asia North Area would be merged into the Asia Area. In light of Mongolia's relocation to the Asia North Area, the nation may provide a strong-hold for the area that will put off the need to do that in the shorter or even longer term. And while I don't know at this point whether the offices for the Asia North Area, which are currently based in Tokyo Japan, may be relocated to Ulaanabaatar Mongolia. I shouldn't think that they will, since Mongolia is the geographical downstairs neighbor nation to China, and the headquarters of the Asia Area are in Hong Kong, but I thought I'd mention that thought, since I'd entertained it briefly.

This move will, as I said above, add strength to the Asia North Area, which the nations thereof have lacked to a certain degree in particular ways before now. And since I strongly suspect that Ulaanbaatar Mongolia will be the next Asian city to have a temple announced, I will need to move that prospect from the Asia Area to the Asia North Area for the next time I publish my list. Just as a reminder, I continue to welcome comments on my latest list of future temple prospects until Monday September 30, at which point I will need to finalize that list before the weekend of the October 2019 General Conference.

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