Prophet Publicizes 18 New Temples at Oct. 2022 Convention

October 2, 2022

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will construct 18 new homes of the Lord within the coming months and years. President and Prophet Russell M. Nelson made this announcement Sunday within the ultimate session of the October 2022 common convention.

The temples will probably be constructed within the following places:

  • Busan, Korea
  • Naga, Philippines
  • Santiago, Philippines
  • Eket, Nigeria
  • Chiclayo, Peru
  • Buenos Aires Metropolis Middle, Argentina
  • Londrina, Brazil
  • Riberão Prêto, Brazil
  • Huehuetenango, Guatemala
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Prosper, Texas
  • Lone Mountain, Nevada
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Pachuca, Mexico
  • Toluca, Mexico
  • Tula, Mexico

President Nelson mentioned the temples within the Mexico Metropolis space are a part of an effort to construct homes of the Lord in chosen giant metropolitan areas the place touring to an present temple is a big problem.

Since changing into the senior Apostle in 2018, President Nelson has introduced 118 new temples.

The Church of Jesus Christ presently has 168 working temples and one other 68 introduced, 41 below building and 5 present process renovation. See the official temple checklist.

“[Any temple] is His home,” the prophet mentioned. “It’s crammed with His energy. Allow us to by no means lose sight of what the Lord is doing for us now. He’s making His temples extra accessible. He’s accelerating the tempo at which we’re constructing temples. He’s growing our skill to assist collect Israel. He’s additionally making it simpler for every of us to develop into spiritually refined. I promise that elevated time within the temple will bless your life in methods nothing else can. … My pricey brothers and sisters, might you give attention to the temple in methods you by no means have earlier than. I bless you to develop nearer to God and Jesus Christ each day.”

See extra info beneath in regards to the Church in every of the places the place these new temples will probably be constructed.

Busan, Korea

This would be the second temple in South Korea. The primary was accomplished in Seoul in 1985. Almost 90,000 Latter-day Saints in 100 congregations reside within the nation. The southeastern metropolis of Busan is Korea’s busiest port. Latter-day Saint service members introduced the Church’s teachings to Korea within the Nineteen Forties. In 1973 the Seoul Korea Stake, the primary stake (group of congregations) in mainland Asia, was organized.

Naga, Philippines

The Naga Metropolis Philippines Temple would be the ninth introduced temple within the Philippines. Naga Metropolis is positioned about 250 miles southeast of Manila. The primary temple in Manila was devoted in 1984. There are greater than 833,000 Latter-day Saints in additional than 1,250 congregations within the Philippines. Because the nation formally opened for missionary work in 1961, Church progress has been among the many quickest on the planet.

Santiago, Philippines

Positioned about 225 miles northeast of Manila, the Santiago Philippines Temple would be the tenth introduced temple within the Philippines. The opposite 9 temples introduced, below building or in operation within the nation embrace these in Alabang, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu Metropolis, Davao, Manila, Naga (introduced right this moment), Tacloban Metropolis and Urdaneta.

Eket, Nigeria

Eket is an industrial metropolis in southeastern Nigeria. The Eket Nigeria Temple would be the fourth temple constructed within the nation. One temple is presently in operation, the Aba Nigeria Temple. Two different temples are additionally but to be constructed, the Benin Metropolis Nigeria Temple and the Lagos Nigeria Temple. There are greater than 211,000 Latter-day Saints in additional than 750 congregations in Nigeria.

Chiclayo, Peru

This would be the sixth temple in Peru. The nation is dwelling to just about 625,000 Latter-day Saints unfold all through 780 congregations. Chiclayo is positioned in northern Peru, just some miles inland from the Pacific coast. The primary missionaries arrived within the nation in 1956. Different temples in operation or below building embrace the Arequipa Peru Temple, Cusco Peru Temple, Lima Peru Temple, Trujillo Peru Temple and Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.

Buenos Aires Metropolis Middle, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest metropolis in Argentina. The Buenos Aires Metropolis Middle Temple will probably be Argentina’s fifth temple. The Buenos Aires Argentina Temple was devoted in 1986, whereas the Córdoba Argentina Temple was devoted in 2015. Floor was damaged for the Salta Argentina Temple and the Mendoza Argentina Temple in late 2020. Argentina is dwelling to about 475,000 Latter-day Saints and 725 congregations in a rustic of greater than 45 million residents.

Londrina, Brazil

Londrina, Brazil is a metropolis positioned within the state of Paraná in southeastern Brazil. The state is dwelling to Iguaçu Falls, with tons of of cascades straddling the border with Argentina and Paraguay. This would be the second temple within the state of Paraná with the primary temple in Curitiba. There are 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in additional than 2,100 congregations. The temple in Londrina would be the seventeenth introduced temple for Brazil, with devoted temples positioned in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; three are below building in Belém, Brasília and Salvador; and others have been introduced in Belo Horizonte, East São Paulo, Maceió, Santos and Vitória.

Riberão Prêto, Brazil

The Riberão Prêto Temple will probably be positioned within the São Paulo state of southeast Brazil. There are 1.5 million Latter-day Saints in Brazil in additional than 2,100 congregations.

The temple in Riberão Prêto would be the 18th introduced temple for Brazil, with devoted temples positioned in Campinas, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo; three are below building in Belém, Brasília and Salvador; and others have been introduced in Belo Horizonte, East São Paulo, Londrina (introduced right this moment), Maceió, Santos and Vitória.

Huehuetenango, Guatemala

The Huehuetenango Guatemala Temple would be the fifth home of the Lord within the highlands of western Guatemala. The opposite 4 temples in operation are the Cobán Guatemala Temple (below building), Guatemala Metropolis Guatemala Temple, Miraflores Guatemala Metropolis Guatemala Temple (introduced), and Quetzeltenango Guatemala Temple. Guatemala is dwelling to greater than 284,000 Latter-day Saints in 436 congregations.

Jacksonville, Florida

The Jacksonville Florida Temple would be the state’s fifth temple. There are greater than 160,000 Latter-day Saints and greater than 280 congregations within the state. Jacksonville is within the northern a part of Florida in the US. Different temples within the state embrace the Orlando Florida Temple, Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, Tallahassee Florida Temple (below building) and the Tampa Florida Temple (introduced).

Grand Rapids, Michigan

The Grand Rapids Michigan Temple would be the second home of the Lord in Michigan, which is a part of the US Midwest. The Detroit Michigan Temple was devoted in 1999 by President Gordon B. Hinckley. The Church’s first constructing in Detroit was accomplished in 1928. Michigan is dwelling to greater than 45,000 Latter-day Saints in 96 congregations. Grand Rapids is the second-largest metropolis in Michigan and the seat of Kent County.

Prosper, Texas

Town of Prosper is positioned throughout the Dallas-Fort Price metropolitan space in North Texas. Texas is dwelling to greater than 370,000 Latter-day Saints in 737 congregations. Missionary work in Texas started in 1843 throughout the early historical past of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Prosper Texas Temple would be the state’s eighth temple. The opposite seven temples in Texas embrace the Austin Texas Temple, Dallas Texas Temple, Fort Price Texas Temple, Houston Texas Temple, Lubbock Texas Temple, San Antonio Texas Temple and McAllen Texas Temple.

Lone Mountain, Nevada

Lone Mountain is on the northwest facet of the Las Vegas metropolitan space. Almost 6% of Nevada’s inhabitants are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There are about 180,000 Latter-day Saints in additional than 360 congregations on this U.S. state. The Lone Mountain Nevada Temple would be the state’s fourth temple. The Las Vegas Nevada Temple was devoted in 1989, and the Reno Nevada Temple was devoted in 2000. Floor was damaged for the Elko Nevada Temple in 2022. Shortly after Latter-day Saint pioneers arrived within the Western United States within the 1840s, they established a buying and selling submit close to Carson Metropolis (now the state’s capital).

Tacoma, Washington

This would be the fifth temple introduced within the state of Washington, which is located within the Pacific Northwest of the US. Missionaries first arrived in Washington in 1854. At present, the state is dwelling to greater than 280,000 Latter-day Saints in practically 525 congregations. Different temples below building or in operation are the Columbia River Washington Temple, Moses Lake Washington Temple, Seattle Washington Temple and Spokane Washington Temple.

Cuernavaca, Mexico

Cuernavaca is about 50 miles south of Mexico Metropolis. It’s the capital and largest metropolis within the state of Morelos. Within the nineteenth century, the town was nicknamed “the town of everlasting spring” by German scientist and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt. About 350,000 folks reside within the historic metropolis. It’s a favourite trip spot of many residents of Mexico Metropolis attributable to its closeness and gentle local weather. Almost 1.5 million church members reside in Mexico.

Pachuca, Mexico

Pachuca is positioned about 75 miles northeast of Mexico Metropolis. The temple would be the first within the state of Hidalgo. Pachuca, formally often known as Pachuca de Soto, is the capital and largest metropolis in Hidalgo with a inhabitants of about 277,000.

Toluca, Mexico

Toluca, formally often known as Toluca de Lerdo, is the capital of Mexico’s central state of Mexico. It’s positioned about 40 miles west of Mexico Metropolis. With a inhabitants of about 900,000 residents, Toluca is the fifth most populous metropolis within the nation.

Tula, Mexico

Tula, formally often known as Tula de Allende, is an historical metropolis within the Mexican state of Hidalgo. It’s positioned about 60 miles north of Mexico Metropolis with about 100,000 residents. The brand new temple in Tula would be the second within the state of Hidalgo. The realm was as soon as often known as the capital of the Toltec empire.

With these 4 temples introduced close to Mexico Metropolis, that can convey the overall variety of temples in Mexico to 23. The opposite 19 temples in Mexico embrace the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico Temple, Culiacán Mexico Temple, Guadalajara Mexico Temple, Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, Mérida Mexico Temple, Mexico Metropolis Benemérito Mexico Temple, Mexico Metropolis Mexico Temple, Monterrey Mexico Temple, Oaxaca Mexico Temple, Puebla Mexico Temple, Querétaro Mexico Temple, San Luis Potosí Mexico Temple, Tampico Mexico Temple, Tijuana Mexico Temple, Torreón Mexico Temple, Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico Temple, Veracruz Mexico Temple and Villahermosa Mexico Temple. The nation is dwelling to 1.5 million Latter-day Saints with greater than 1,800 congregations. Missionary work started in Mexico in 1875.

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