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Saturday, October 19, 2019

REVISITED: Updated Sections of My Temple Construction Progress Report

Hello again, everyone! For my 1,800th post on this blog, published just one week ago today, I provided a look at 2 updated sections of my temple construction progress report. Since that time, new information has come to light which has led me to revisit those updates. So my purpose in posting again now is to share the revisions I have made to those sections. Again, for temples which may be considered as being in a "Groundbreaking anticipated" status, the timing of any such events is subject to either confirmation, denial or correction as that comes through official announcements from the First Presidency.
And as I have also repeatedly indicated in relation to this and all other predictions I have provided and will note in relation to any I will provide in the future, I will be just as happy when any of my predictions prove anywhere near correct as I will when the Lord surprises me by what He inspires the Brethren to announce in this respect. I am working solely on logic, reason, and imperfectly-conduct research, while the Brethren always have been and always will be inspired by the Lord in the decisions and announcements they make in this and any other respect.

For any one of you that do not yet have that testimony for any reason, I'd again encourage you to act upon Moroni's promise, and to remember the Lord's key guidance from the Doctrine and Covenants. As for myself, what Alma the Younger said here sums up my feelings on that subject pretty well. That being said, the two relevant revisited sections of my temple construction progress report 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. 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. 184. Nairobi Kenya Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; construction contract awarded; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020.. Note: Although a construction contract for this temple was awarded 1-3 months ago, since only 2.5 months remain in 2019, and since no additional information (including an official site announcement and rendering) has been released yet, it has seemed wise to update my estimate to this point. 185. Bengaluru India Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement; groundbreaking could occur in late 2019-early 2020. Note: On May 19, 2019, Bishop Dean M. Davies, First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, visited members of the Bengaluru India stake and told them that the Church hoped to release the information about the site location and design for this temple before the end of 2019. Given that there are just 2.5 months remaining in 2019, and that nothing related to this temple has been announced, I felt it wise to readjust my estimate for this temple to around this time. 186. Brasilia Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; property fence installed around temple site; groundbreaking could occur in early 2020. 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 as official, a groundbreaking could easily occur within this period of time, if not sooner. 187. Greater Manila Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official name announcement; groundbreaking could occur in 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. Richmond Virginia Temple: Planning and approval phase; official renderings released on August 28, 2019; groundbreaking anticipated in spring 2020. Note: Two days after the renderings for this temple were released, an article printed in one of the Henrico County newspapers indicated that Church officials were planning to break ground for this temple during spring 2020. Accordingly, I have updated this estimate to this point. 189. Layton Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; official exterior rendering released on October 8, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020. Note: Given the fact that this temple will be built in Utah, where temples usually see an earlier groundbreaking than many of their international counterparts, among other adjustments, it seemed wise to move my general estimate for this temple’s groundbreaking to this point, though I could see it occurring earlier or later depending on how quickly the necessary arrangements can be made, or whether those arrangements are delayed. 190. Feather River California Temple: Planning and approval phase; official rendering released and site location announced on September 26, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020. Note: Since temples in the United States typically see an earlier start to their construction than their international counterparts (although not as quickly as their counterparts in Utah), it has seemed wise to move this temple and update the associated general estimate for its’ groundbreaking to this point. Depending on what happens over the next few months, I could see a need to readjust this temple’s position among the others and its’ estimate, which I will be sure to do. 191. Tooele Valley Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location officially confirmed on September 25, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-2020. Note: Because this temple is reportedly being fast-tracked, if the plans for it also receive rapid approval, a groundbreaking could easily follow within this time, if not sooner than that. 192. Auckland New Zealand Temple: Planning and approval phase; site location confirmed on May 21, 2019; groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2020. 193. San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple: Planning and approval phase; site acquired (location not yet officially confirmed); groundbreaking could occur in mid-to-late 2020. Announced Temples (for which more information is needed before I provide a groundbreaking estimate): 194. Managua Nicaragua Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation. 195. Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation. 196. Moses Lake Washington Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation. 197. Bentonville Arkansas Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation. 198. Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple:: Planning and approval phase; potential site acquired; awaiting official confirmation. 199. Salta Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified. 200. Mendoza Argentina Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified. 201. Salvador Brazil Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified. 202. Antofagasta Chile Temple: Planning and approval phase; potential site identified. 203. Washington County Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement. 204. Lagos Nigeria Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 205. Cagayan de Oro Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 206. Davao Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 207. Pago Pago American Samoa Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 208. Okinawa City Okinawa (Japan) Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 209. Neiafu Tonga Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 210. Budapest Hungary Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 211. Freetown Sierra Leone Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 212. Orem Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 213. Bacolod Philippines Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 214. McAllen Texas Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 215. Coban Guatemala Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 216. Taylorsville Utah Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement. 217. Russia Temple: Planning and approval phase; awaiting official city (and site) announcement.

UPDATED: Possible Table of Contents for November 2019 Ensign

Hello again, everyone! Among other projects on which I have worked this week, I took time to go back to the transcripts and videos from General Conference earlier this month, paying particular attention to the lengths of each address. Based on that further research, and on the fact that it appears likely that the November  Ensign will be closer to 144 pages than the standard 128 pages for November editions of the Ensign in past years, I have revised, restructured, and updated my previously-offered thoughts about what that table of contents might look like. While I will include those updates below, I also wanted to note that I anticipate that the PDF edition of the November 2019 Ensign may be available to download online within 1.5 weeks or so, if not sooner. It is also worth noting that I am hoping to provide one other report between now and whenever I can report tomorrow on the groundbreaking for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, which, as I noted in an earlier comment today, has been set to take place at 11:00 AM tomorrow morning.

Having noted that, my revised version of the possible table of contents for the November 2019 Ensign follows 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.

PossiblePossible Table of Contents for the November 2019 Ensign (Text in parentheses denotes a correction.)
Session
Page
Title
Speaker

2
Conference Summary for the 189th Semiannual General Conference


4
Highlights from the 189th Semiannual General Conference

SAM
6
The Message, the Meaning, and the Multitude
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

10
True Disciples of the Savior
Elder Terence M. Vinson

13
Be Faithful, Not Faithless
Stephen W. Owen

16
The Joy of the Saints
Elder D. Todd Christofferson

20
Spiritual Capacity
Michelle D. Craig

23
Unwavering Commitment to Jesus Christ
Elder Dale G. Renlund

26
Trust in the Lord
President Dallin H. Oaks
SAA
30
Sustaining of General Authorities, Area Seventies, and General Officers of the Church
President Henry B. Eyring

32
Watchful Unto Prayer Continually (Alma 34:39; Moroni 6:4; Luke 21:36)
Elder David A. Bednar

36
Found through the Power of the Book of Mormon
Elder Ruben V. Alliaud

38
Witnesses, Aaronic Priesthood, and Young Women Classes
President Russell M. Nelson

39
Adjustments to Strengthen Youth
Elder Quentin L. Cook

43
Come Follow Me---the Lord’s Counterstrategy and Proactive Plan
Mark L. Pace

45
Consistent and Resilient Trust
Elder L. Todd Budge

48
After the Trial of Our Faith
Elder Jorge M. Alvarado

50
Standing by Our Promises and Covenants
Elder Ronald A. Rasband
GW
54
Thru Cloud and Sunshine, Lord, Abide with Me!
Silvia H. Allred

57
Honoring His Name
Lisa L. Harkness

59
Beloved Daughters
Bonnie H. Cordon

62
Covenant Women in Partnership with God
President Henry B. Eyring

65
Two Great Commandments
President Dallin H. Oaks

68 
Spiritual Treasures
President Russell M. Nelson
SUM
77
Covenant Belonging
Elder Gerrit W. Gong

81
Finding Joy in Sharing the Gospel
Cristina B. Franco

84
Your Great Adventure
Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

88
The Savior’s Truth
Elder Walter F. Gonzalez

91
Deceive Me Not
Elder Gary E. Stevenson

95
The Second Great Commandment
President Russell M. Nelson
SUA
100
Holiness and the Plan of Happiness
President Henry B. Eyring

104
Knowing, Loving, and Growing
Elder Hans T. Boom

106
Giving Our Spirits Control Over Our Bodies
President M. Russell Ballard

110
Power to Overcome the Adversary
Elder Peter M. Johnson

113
Take Up Our Cross
Elder Ulisses Soares

117
Fruit
Elder Neil L. Andersen

121
Closing Remarks
President Russell M. Nelson









72
List of General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


125
Conference Story Index


127
News of the Church


135
Come Follow Me--For Priesthood and Relief Society


144
Last page of Conference Ensign