President Nelson Proclaims 15 New Latter-day Saint Temples

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SALT LAKE CITY — All through the overall consultation of the 193rd annual normal convention of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday, President Russell M. Nelson introduced the development of 15 new temples all over the world.

New temples might be constructed at those puts:

  • Retalhulu, Guatemala
  • Iquitos, Peru
  • Teresina, Brazil
  • Natal, Brazil
  • Tuguegarao Town, Philippines
  • Iloilo, Philippines
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • San Jose, California
  • Bakersfield, California
  • Springfield, Missouri
  • Winchester, Virginia
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

The brand new temple bulletins carry the Church’s announcement to a complete of 315 temples which are beneath structure, beneath renovation, or devoted all over the world. In step with the church, there are these days 172 temples in operation, 56 new temples beneath structure and 68 others which are these days being designed or are within the pre-construction degree.

“It’s as a result of Jesus Christ that we construct temples,” President Nelson mentioned Sunday. “Every is His sacred house. Making covenants within the temple and receiving the essential ordinances, in addition to in quest of to attract nearer to Him there, will bless your lifestyles in some way no different type of worship can. Because of this, we’re doing the whole thing in our energy to make the blessings of the temple extra available to our participants all over the world.”

The brand new temples come with the 5th in Guatemala, the 7th in Peru and two extra in Brazil, bringing the overall to 9 for the rustic with 1.5 million Latter-day Saints and 50 arranged stakes.

“Brazil is a part of the center of the Church,” President Nelson mentioned in April 2017.

Two extra temples within the Philippines carry the rustic’s overall to twelve, whilst Jakarta would be the first temple in Indonesia for the rustic with 7,500 Latter-day Saints scattered throughout 25 congregations.

Germany gained its 3rd temple, however the first for the reason that temple devoted in 1987 in Frankfurt.

Lethbridge would be the tenth temple in Canada and the 4th in Alberta, whilst San Jose and Bakersfield would be the eleventh and twelfth in California.

Missouri will obtain its 3rd temple general and primary since Kansas Town was once devoted in 2012, whilst Winchester will grow to be the second one temple in Virginia—each introduced by way of President Nelson.

Charlotte is North Carolina’s 2nd temple, and the primary one was once devoted in 1999 to the state in Raleigh, which first welcomed Latter-day Saint missionaries in 1838.

Greater than 100 congregations in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, the capital of Pennsylvania, are fascinated by web hosting temples within the state with greater than 52,000 Latter-day Saints.

Since turning into President of the Church in January 2018, President Nelson has introduced places for 133 temples, starting with seven all the way through the April 2018 normal convention.

Of the 118 temples he introduced ahead of Sunday, 3 had been devoted (5 extra are scheduled for willpower), 42 are beneath structure, 4 have a groundbreaking agenda, 28 have recognized a web page, and 36 are nonetheless within the making plans and design degree.

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