President Nelson Announces 8 New Temples to Be Built Around the World

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President Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples during the women’s session of the 189th Semiannual General Conference. The temples were announced in the following locations:

  • Freetown, Sierra Leone
  • Orem, Utah
  • Bentonville, Arkansas
  • Bacolod, Philippines
  • Taylorsville, Utah
  • Cobán, Guatemala
  • McAllen, Texas
  • Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

President Nelson’s Saturday evening announcement continues a prophetic pattern of prolific temple building.
 During the October 1997 general conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley revealed plans to build three smaller than usual temples in Monticello, Utah; Anchorage, Alaska; and Colonia Juarez Mexico. Those temples would serve as prototypes for a new design.

Story by Jason Swenson; lead image by Colter Peterson, Deseret News.

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