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


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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