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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Updates Made to "Groundbreaking Anticipated" Section of Temple Construction Progress Report

Hello again, everyone! I am back, as promised, with the updates I have made to the "Groundbreaking Anticipated" section of my temple construction progress report.  Performing these updates involved shifting some estimates forward or backward, based on what is known and unknown about the timing within which the next temples might have a groundbreaking. As always, I will be just as happy about any temple groundbreakings being set to occur at any time as I will be if my analysis on the likely time-frame within which such groundbreakings might occur proves to be correct in any or every respect. And I will be sure to provide any future updates to that estimate that may be needed as I learn more about the imminence of their future timing.

The updated estimates follow below. In order to not disturb the flow of that information, I will end here as I always do: 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. 

Groundbreaking anticipated: 
183. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; construction contract awarded; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019. 
184. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019. 
Note: On September 1, 2019, I was advised that the concept plans for this temple were floating around social media. If those plans are verified, a groundbreaking could occur within this period of time. 
185.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. 
186Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020. 
187. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.  
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. 
188. Auckland New Zealand Temrple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed on May 21, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020. 
189. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location officially confirmed on July 15, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020. 
190. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed; groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020. 
191. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed;  
groundbreaking could occur in early-to-mid 2020. 
192. Richmond Virginia Temple: Artist’s rendering and accompanying photographs released on August 28, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020.

BREAKING TEMPLE NEWS: Church Confirms Puebla Mexico Temple Groundbreaking

Hello again, everyone! Breaking temple news was just reported, as the First Presidency has confirmed the arrangements for the Puebla Mexico Temple groundbreaking, including a release of the artist's rendering. Contrary to what I had theorized, that groundbreaking will be held on Saturday November 30. Mexico Area President Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela will preside over the groundbreaking for this temple. Based on what I can gather from the artist's rendering, the temple will take between 3-4 years to complete. As I previously noted, this will be the fourth temple announced in October 2018 to have a groundbreaking ceremony this year. And I would imagine the exterior and interior look of this temple pays homage to Mexican architectural trends, especially around the area where the temple will be built.

The one thing I don't yet know is whether any other temple groundbreakings will be held between now and that of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple (which will take place on Saturday October 19) and this announced groundbreaking for the Puebla Mexico Temple, or whether any groundbreakings will be subsequently held after that of the Puebla temple before the end of this year. I hope we will find out either way, as there are at least 3 other temples that could soon have a groundbreaking.

I do continue to monitor all Church news and temple updates and will do my level best to bring word of those to you all as I become aware of such developments. 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.