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Monday, September 2, 2019

Changes Made to the Sequence and Estimates for Temples In a "Groundbreaking Anticipated" Status

Hello again, everyone! On this Labor Day in the United States, I have new information to share on temples for which a groundbreaking is anticipated within the next year or less. I will present that data in the format of my restructured "Groundbreaking anticipated" section of my temple construction progress report. The information, along with the appropriate adjustments too the relevant estimates, largely speaks for itself, but if any of you have any questions for me on my reasoning for these changes, feel free to let me know. Here are those updates:

Groundbreaking anticipated:
181. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; construction contract awarded; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
182. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
Note: On September 1, 2019, I was advised that concept plans for this temple were floating around social media. If those plans are verified, a groundbreaking could occur within this period of time.
183. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2019.
Note: Based on what is and is not known presently about this temple, it seems probable that a groundbreaking for it could be fit in during this window, if all goes well.
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.
Note: Aside from the information noted above, in mid-November of last year, Elder Andersen visited with Zimbabwe’s Vice President, and indicated to him that the Church was hoping to begin construction on the Harare temple in late 2019. Therefore, barring anything unexpected, it seems more likely than not that a groundbreaking could occur at around this time.
185. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
186. Saratoga Springs Utah Temple: Preliminary plans submitted to local government on May 7, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.
187. Puebla Mexico Temple: Planning and approval phase; site acquired (according to a Church member living in Mexico); awaiting official confirmation; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.
188. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020.
189. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed on May 21, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020.
190. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location officially confirmed on July 15, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020.
191. Richmond Virginia Temple: Artist’s rendering and accompanying photographs released on August 28, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.
192. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed;
groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.


As always, I continue to monitor all Church news and temple updates and will be sure to pass along any and all such updates as I become aware of them. That does it for now. 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.