Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles embraces a young girl after she applied mortar to the cornerstone of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Traffic on 3000 East near 1580 South where the future LDS Washington County Utah Temple will be built, St. George, Utah, Nov. 8, 2019 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. He said plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will rededicate this beautifully renovated temple on Sunday, October 20th of 2019. This will be the third temple in Chile, whose populace of 18 million includes 595,500 Latter-day Saints. The first was the Nuku’alofa Tonga Temple, completed in 1983. In 2020, the Lisbon Portugal Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Elder Jeffery R. Holland and Sister Patricia Holland stand near the entrance of the Memphis Tennessee Temple after touring through the recently renovated temple on May 4, 2019. “Church members may continue to enjoy temple worship and service in other temples nearby. Project leaders are working with City officials on preliminary plans and will … The temple is planned to be three stories and about 70,000 square feet in size. Most groundbreakings were presided over by the General Authority Seventy who was then the president of the Church’s respective area presidency. A man and a woman who have been married civilly may be sealed in the temple anytime after they receive their temple recommends for the sealing ordinance. Bentonville, Arkansas. 7 April 2019. What happened: On Sunday, Oct. 4, during the 190th Semiannual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced the location of six new temples: Tarawa, Kiribati; Port Vila, Vanuatu; Lindon, Utah; Greater Guatemala City, Guatemala; Sao Paulo East, Brazil Since becoming church president in January 2018, Nelson has announced 27 new temples, including one to be built in Washington County. The week before, the Church released an online video of Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles conducting a virtual tour of the Rome temple, with President Nelson providing introductory comments. At the conclusion of the 189th Annual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of … Orem, Utah. Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles with his wife, Sister Rosasa Soares, speaks to members gathered at the cornerstone ceremony of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The temple in Budapest will be the country’s first house of the Lord and the 14th such structure in Europe. Rendering of the new temple annex perspective showing the west tower of the St. George Utah Temple. The change in policy established a global standard in the Church regarding civil marriages and temple sealings, the ordinances performed by priesthood authority through which families can be united eternally. The nation’s first temple was dedicated in Santiago in September of 1983. The others are located in Richland, Bellevue, and Spokane. He said plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019. An official rendering has also been released. St. George Temple was dedicated in 1877 and is today the oldest continually operating temple in the Church. See also. Eight new temples were announced in each of the year’s two general conferences, bringing the total to 35 new temple locations named by President Nelson in his short tenure as Church president since January 2018. (Plans for a major renovation of the St. George Temple were announced in January. The August 2019 issue of New Era magazine for LDS youth lists vaping, e-cigarettes, lattes, capuccinos and recreational marijuana as against the Word of … President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, right, greets Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Sister Susan Bednar as they prepare to walk-through the Oakland California Temple on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Credit: Steve Griffin, Deseret News, Deseret News. A rendering of the priesthood room in the St. George Utah Temple. This brings the total number of operating temples (162) and temples announced or under construction (47) to 209 worldwide. During the afternoon session of the 189th LDS General Conference on Sunday, Elder David Allan Bednar announced a new Church website. Cobán, Guatemala. The temple was dedicated on September 15, 2019 by Neil L. Andersen. President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shakes hands with dignitaries prior to speaking during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Friday, April 19, 2019 about renovations to the Salt Lake Temple and grounds. Plans to renovate the Salt Lake Temple and other pioneer-era temples — first mentioned by President Nelson’s pronouncement in the October 2018 general conference and then mentioned again in April 2019 conference — started to take shape in 2019. Worthy temple recommend holders, including youth with limited use recommends, can also witness baptisms in the temple. And for any endowed member with a current temple recommend to serve as a witness in the temple to sealing ordinances, living and proxy. During 2019, 11 groundbreaking ceremonies were conducted, with another 11 temple sites announced by the First Presidency. An April 19 news conference detailing Salt Lake Temple renovations identified a Dec. 29 closure date and provided exterior and interior renderings for the temple as well as Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building. Budapest, Hungary. The exceptions were the year’s first two events – Elder Holland for the Urdaneta Philippines Temple on Jan. 16 and Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy on Jan. 26 for the Bangkok Thailand Temple. In a May 6 letter, the First Presidency discontinued a policy requiring couples who marry civilly to wait one year before being married or sealed in the temple, meaning Latter-day Saints couples could look forward to a temple sealing as soon as their circumstances permit. Last October he announced 12 (the largest number of temples announced on the same day) and last April he announced seven new temples. A third closure was that of the Hong Kong China Temple — announced in January and closed in August. Its ordinances are sacred and are not discussed outside a holy temple.”. Local laws in more than half the countries where the Church operates require a couple marry civilly before being sealed in the temple, making the scenario common outside the United States. The Church held a follow-up event on Dec. 4 to provide more information on the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple prior to its Dec. 29 closing for a projected four-year period, releasing artistic renderings of renovated interiors, including the lower grand hall, the creation room, the garden room and the world room. Exterior Refurbishment Continuing At … Carmen Espinoza of Provo and her granddaughter, Sara Rojas, 8, of Lehi, toss dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Other site announcements made during the year were for the Richmond Virginia, Layton Utah, Tooele Utah, Feather River California, Moses Lake Washington, Washington County Utah, Orem Utah, Taylorsville Utah and McAllen Texas temples. This temple will be the first in American Samoa. Visitors wander through the visitors’ center during dedication of the Rome Italy Temple in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News, Deseret News. The Okinawa Japan Temple will be the country’s fourth house of the Lord. Update on other temples under construction or renovation. He said plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square, and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019. They will be located in: Freetown, Sierra Leone Orem, Utah Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Bentonville, Arkansas Bacolod, Philippines McAllen, Texas Coban, Guatemala A key feature will be the demolition of the St. George temple’s existing annex, added in the mid-1970s, to be replaced by an annex designed to appear complementary of the historic temple itself, with replicated turrets, windows and columns. He also reported that the Manti and Logan Temples will be renovated in the next couple of years. Of the First Presidency’s 11 temple-site announcements in 2019, two were done by President Nelson himself as he spoke in the actual cities during ministry stops — the Auckland New Zealand Temple site during a May 21 devotional with 12,000 at Auckland’s Spark Arena; and the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple site and exterior rendering during a Nov. 19 devotional at the city’s Premier Centre Sen Sok exhibition center. Other houses of the Lord in the region include the Tegucigalpa Honduras, San José Costa Rica, San Salvador El Salvador, Guatemala City Guatemala, Managua Nicaragua (announced) and Panama City Panama Temples. President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints claps during the cornerstone ceremony for the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rome, Italy, on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Eight New Temples Announced. 10–12 March 2019: Russell M. Nelson: 163: Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple: 14 April 2019: Dale G. Renlund: 164: Fortaleza Brazil Temple: 2 June 2019: Ulisses Soares: 165: Port-au … Plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square, and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced April 19, 2019. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the locations of three temples announced in October 2019 by Church President Russell M. Nelson. Just as important were the several new policy changes — a withdrawal of the one-year waiting period for a temple sealing to follow a civil marriage and the allowance of women, youth and children to participate in witnessing temple baptisms and sealings — as well as the revision of temple-recommend questions. A rendering of the Salt Lake Temple’s base isolation system. A distribution center will also be constructed. There are as many 3-5 announced temples (in addition to Saratoga Springs Utah and Puebla Mexico) which are almost certain to have groundbreakings before the end of the year. Church membership in Honduras has grown exponentially in the past 40 years. Tonga’s 65,500 Latter-day Saints make up 60 percent of the country’s 108,000 residents—making Tonga the most densely populated Latter-day Saint country in the world. He also said the Manti and Logan Temples will be renovated in coming years. Rendering of the entry into the temple, the recommend desk and skylight. [Oct 2019] President Nelson announced plans to build eight new temples throughout the world. Japan, a country of 127 million people, is home to nearly 130,000 Latter-day Saints spread throughout more than 260 congregations. A 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will be built adjacent to the temple. The following is a list of all LDS Temples either completed, under construction or announced. The featured dedication took place in Rome in March, when all 15 of the senior Brethren convened as President Russell M. Nelson dedicated the Rome Italy Temple in sessions spanning three days, March 10-12. From left: Sister Filomena Teixeira, Elder José A. Teixeira, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Sister Kathy Andersen, Sister Valerie Sabin and Elder Gary B. Sabin pause for a photo outside the Lisbon Portugal Temple prior to its dedication on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. SALT LAKE CITY — Saving what some might consider the best for last, president Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples in his closing remarks on Sunday afternoon’s final session President Nelson also provided an updated on the renovation of pioneer-era temples. Rendering view inside the north gate of Temple Square showing the top of the skylight over the recommend desk entry. All rights reserved. ), “This work will require that each temple be closed for a period of time,” President Nelson said. As the Church’s world headquarters, Utah has 2.1 million Church members in a state of 3.2 million people (65.6 percent of the population). Lubbock Texas Temple Lubbock, Texas, United States 21 April 2002. This U.S. territory of seven islands and coral reefs has a population of 56,000 people, including 16,390 Latter-day Saints. Plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square, and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced April 19, 2019. Copyright © 2021 Deseret News Publishing Company. In April General Conference, President … President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows an artist rendering of the Phnom Penh Cambodia temple during a devotional in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Nov. 19, 2019. The Nov. 4 closure of the St. George Utah Temple — the Church’s longest-operating temple, since 1877 — was announced initially just after the first of the new year, with renovations expected to run through 2022. In the April 2019 general conference, President Nelson announced templesfor Pago Pago, American Samoa; Okinawa, Japan; Neiafu, Tonga; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Antofagasta, Chile; Budapest, Hungary; Tooele, Utah; and Moses Lake, Washington. Eight temples are being renovated, including the Asunción Paraguay, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Frankfurt Germany, Hamilton New Zealand, Mesa Arizona, Raleigh North Carolina, Tokyo Japan, and Washington D.C. Temples. Houses of the Lord under renovation are considered operating temples. Latter-day Saint children lift a shovel-full of dirt at the groundbreaking of the Puebla Mexico Temple on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Prophets have taught that there will be no end to such adjustments as directed by the Lord to His servants.”, It concluded: “A dedicated temple is the most holy of any place of worship on the earth. Apr 8, 2019 - Tooele Valley, Utah Temple Announced Apr 2019 He said plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019. For any baptized member of the Church to serve as a witness of the baptism of a living person. The temple will close Nov. 4 for extensive renovations. Hungary is home to 5,250 Latter-day Saints spread throughout 22 congregations. See more ideas about lds, lds temples, the church of jesus christ. New LDS temple site locations announced in Texas and Utah The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the locations of three temples announced in October 2019 … President Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples during the women’s session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference. The Church has had a presence in Tonga since 1891. The Church of Jesus Christ has been in Chile since the 1950s and now has more than 600 congregations. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has had a small presence in Hungary since the late 1800s, though legal recognition did not come until 1988. Posing for a photo outside the Lisbon Portugal Temple on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, are (from left to right): Elder Kevin R. Duncan, Sister Nancy Duncan, Elder Gary B. Sabin, Sister Valerie Sabin, Sister Kathy Andersen, Elder Neil L. Andersen, Sister Filomena Teixeira and Elder José A. Teixeira. This evening, President Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples in the following locations: Freetown, Sierra Leone. Okinawa is comprised of more than 150 islands in the East China Sea between Taiwan and mainland Japan. Following just two temples dedicated and two more rededicated in 2018, the Church more than tripled those totals in 2019, with six dedications and two rededications occurring outside the United States and an additional five U.S. temples rededicated after renovations. Los Angeles California Temple Los Angeles, California, United States 11 March 1956. Women and children who are baptized can now serve as witnesses to baptisms, the Church announced Oct. 2, 2019. The new temples will be in the following locations: President Nelson also provided an updated on the renovation of pioneer-era temples. The temple will close Nov. 4 for extensive renovations. Bacolod, Philippines. This will be the fourth temple in the state of Washington. Other groundbreakings included: the Pocatello Idaho Temple on March 16 by Elder Wilford W. Andersen, president of the Idaho Area; the Quito Ecuador and Lima Peru Los Olivos temples on May 11 and June 8, respectively, by Elder Enrique R. Falabella, president of the South American Northwest Area; the Belém Brazil Temple on Aug. 17 by Elder Marcos A. Aidukaitis, president of the Brazil Area; the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple on Oct. 19 by Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area; and the Puebla Mexico Temple on Nov. 30 by Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, president of the Mexico Area. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 1, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced groundbreaking dates for two new temples. “He has directed what each person must do to qualify to enter His holy house.”, On Jan. 2, the First Presidency released a statement on temples, which included: “Over these many centuries, details associated with temple work have been adjusted periodically, including language, methods of construction, communication, and record-keeping. And in the Saturday evening women’s session of October 2019 general conference, he announced temples to be located in Freetown, Sierra Leone; Orem, Utah; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Bentonville, Arkansas; Bacolod, Philippines; McAllen, Texas; Cobán, Guatemala; and Taylorsville, Utah. McAllen, Texas. And in a departure from traditional temple-dedication patterns, the announced dedication dates for the Rome Italy Temple are “Sunday, March 10, through Sunday, March, 17, 2019.” Dedications of recent temples have been done in three sessions on a singular Sunday. He also said the Manti and Logan Temples will be renovated in coming years. The Church has been in Japan since 1901. Read more: Washington County to get 2nd LDS … President Russell M. Nelson, center, waves to conferencegoers before the general women’s session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. During the Oct. 5 leadership session of general conference and before General Authorities and general officers, President Nelson announced a historic policy change allowing women, youth and children to serve as witnesses of sealing and baptismal ordinances performed in and out of the temples. Eight new temples were announced in each of the year’s two general conferences, bringing the total to 35 new temple locations named by President Nelson in his short tenure as Church president since January 2018. Since becoming Church president in January 2018, President Nelson has announced 27 new temples. The Memphis Tennessee (May 5), Oklahoma City Oklahoma (May 19), and Oakland California (June 16) Temples are scheduled for rededication. The temples were announced in the following locations: Freetown, Sierra Leone; Orem, Utah; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Bentonville, Arkansas; Bacolod, Philippines; McAllen, Texas; Coban, Guatemala; Taylorsville, Utah The temple in Neiafu will be the second house of the Lord in this Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 islands in the South Pacific. And in the Saturday evening women’s s… This will be Tooele’s first temple. The Saratoga Springs Temple was announced at the April 2017 general conference, and the Layton Utah Temple was announced in April 2018. Stay tuned for that information! “As the Church grows, more temples will be built so that more families can have access to … The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo (April 14), Fortaleza Brazil (June 2), and Port-au-Prince Haiti (September 1) Temples are scheduled for dedication this year. While the LDS Church typically announces new temples during general conference, no new temples were announced during the 187th Semiannual General Conference. Announced 2 October 2010 Groundbreaking 5 December 2015 by ... 2019, the church announced the public open house that was held from August 17 through August 31, 2019, excluding Sundays. This temple will be the second in Honduras and the seventh in Central America. The new temple, announced by church President Russell M. Nelson in April 2018, will be built on an 11.8-acre site at the corner of Oak Hills Drive … Additionally, women who are endowed can serve as witnesses to temple sealings. Antofagasta, Chile. 8 new Latter-day Saint temples announced by President Nelson at women’s session. When each project is completed, each historic temple will be rededicated.”. Announced by Russell M. Nelson on April 7, 2019 According to a press release from the church, the Tooele Valley Utah Temple will be located in Erda at the intersection of Erda Way and State Route 36. President Nelson spoke to some 49,000 Latter-day Saints at Safeco Field in Seattle in September 2018. In his concluding remarks during the October 2019 general conference, President Nelson listed the temple recommend interview questions — including some that had been revised for clarity  — that Latter-day Saints are asked by local leaders to confirm their worthiness and readiness to enter the temple. A historic weekend for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continued Sunday as LDS Church President Russell M. Nelson announced more changes to how the church will operate with regard to ministering to its members and announced the building of seven new temples. The single-story temple will be approximately 29,000 square feet with a center spire. He said plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019. There are 17 operating temples in the state, including the Bountiful, Brigham City,  Cedar City, Draper, Logan, Jordan River, Manti, Monticello, Mount Timpanogos, Ogden, Oquirrh Mountain, Payson, Provo City Center, Provo, St. George, Salt Lake, and Vernal Temples. The Church News is an official publication of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to announce new temples. The second temple Concepción in was dedicated in October of 2018. Elder Quentin L. Cook, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his wife, Sister Mary G. Cook, finish a tour of the newly renovated Oakland California Temple, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, May 6, 2019. Credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News, Deseret News. Also of note is May 4, when ground was broken for three international temples on the same day — the Praia Cabo Verde Temple by Elder Paul V. Johnson of the Europe Area; the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple by Elder Walter F. Gonzaléz, president of the Caribbean Area; and the Yigo Guam Temple by Elder Yoon Hwan Choi of the Asia North Area. The Church’s other temples in the region are the Bern Switzerland, Copenhagen Denmark, Frankfurt Germany, Freiberg Germany, Kyiv Ukraine, Lisbon Portugal (under construction), London England, Madrid Spain, Paris France, Preston England, Rome Italy, Russia (announced in October 2018) and Stockholm Sweden Temples. From left: Elder Erich W. Koplischke, Elder Gary B. Sabin, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Elder Patrick Kearon and Elder Massimo De Feo gather for a photo outside the Frankfurt Germany Temple between rededication sessions on Oct. 20, 2019. The sites for the latter three were unveiled simultaneously on Dec. 11. Elsewhere in 2019, Elder Dale G. Renlund dedicated the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple on April 14 with the dedicatory prayer offered in French; Elder Ulisses Soares returned home to Brazil to dedicate the Fortaleza Brazil Temple in his native Portuguese on June 2; Elder Bednar dedicated the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple on Sept. 1; Elder Neil L. Andersen offered the dedicatory prayer in Portuguese for the Lisbon Portugal Temple on Sept. 15; and Elder Soares read the dedicatory prayer written by President Nelson for the Dec. 15 dedication of the Arequipa Peru Temple. President Russell M. Nelson dedicated the Rome Italy Temple, dedicated the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, dedicated the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple, the Dec. 15 dedication of the Arequipa Peru Temple, the June 16 rededication of the Oakland California Temple, Elder Holland for the Urdaneta Philippines Temple, ground was broken for three international temples, the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple site and exterior rendering, April 2019 general conference, President Nelson announced temples, October 2019 general conference, he announced temples, Plans to renovate the Salt Lake Temple and other pioneer-era temples, An April 19 news conference detailing Salt Lake Temple renovations, exterior and interior renderings for the temple, releasing artistic renderings of renovated interiors, The Nov. 4 closure of the St. George Utah Temple, more details and renderings about the renovation project, discontinued a policy requiring couples who marry civilly to wait one year, a historic policy change allowing women, youth and children to serve as witnesses, President Nelson listed the temple recommend interview questions, First Presidency released a statement on temples. 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