Where are the temples that President Russell M. Nelson announced?

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100.

That tidy, round number of temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson during his administration will get a lot of attention tonight and over the next days and weeks.

That’s historic. (More on that later.)

The church had 182 temples in operation, under construction or announced when President Nelson became the church president at the start of 2018.

Now there are 282.

Thus, in four short years, President Nelson has increased the total number of the church’s temples by 55%. He now has announced 35% of all temples.

It is a decidedly new era for the church.

As most know by now, President Nelson announced 17 new temples at the close of this weekend’s 192nd Annual General Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Those 17 temples will bless countless lives on both sides of the veil,” he said.

The goal, President Nelson has said, is to bring temple ordinances, covenants and blessings closer to each of the 16.8 million members of the church.

More specifically, he has said, it “is to invite all of God’s children on both sides of the veil to come unto their Savior and enjoy the blessings of the temple, have enduring joy and qualify for eternal life. And that will bring hope, help and lift to all people. ”

How many temples did each Latter-day Saint prophet announce?

  • President Russell M. Nelson – 100.
  • President Gordon B. Hinckley – 78.
  • President Thomas S. Monson – 45.
  • President Spencer W. Kimball – 31.
  • President Ezra Taft Benson – 9.
  • President David O. McKay – 7.
  • President Joseph Smith – 5 (Due to persecution, two were built).
  • President Brigham Young – 4.
  • President Howard W. Hunter – 3.
  • President Heber J. Grant – 3.
  • President Joseph F. Smith – 2.

Presidents John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, George Albert Smith, Joseph Fielding Smith and Harold B. Lee did not announce new temples during their administrations.

Find the full list of all 100 temples President Nelson has announced at the bottom of this newsletter.

What is the status of the church’s 282 temples?

  • 162 are in operation.
  • 8 are under renovation.
  • 44 are under construction, President Nelson said Sunday.
  • That leaves 68 that have been announced but for which construction is yet to begin.

Some of Saturday’s conference highlights

  • President Nelson spoke out against war but asked church members to begin to pursue peace within their own hearts by forgiving others.

“My call today, dear brothers and sisters, is to end the conflicts that are raging in your heart, your home and your life. Bury any and all inclinations to hurt others – whether those inclinations be a temper, a sharp tongue or a resentment for someone who has hurt you. The Savior commanded us to turn the other cheek, to love our enemies and to pray for those who nevertheless use us. ”

  • The prophet also issued a direct invitation to church members to begin immediately.

“Two weeks from today we celebrate Easter. Between now and then, I invite you to seek an end to a personal conflict that has weighed you down. Could there be a more fitting act of gratitude to Jesus Christ for his Atonement? If forgiveness presently seems impossible, plead for power through the atoning blood of Jesus Christ to help you. As you do so, I promise personal peace and a burst of spiritual momentum. ”

  • Sister Amy A. Wright, second counselor in the Primary General Presidency, echoed President Nelson’s counsel.

“The Savior emphasized that forgiveness is one of the noblest gifts we can give one another and most specifically ourselves. Unburdening our hearts through forgiveness is not always easy, but through the enabling power of Jesus Christ, it is possible. ”

  • Elder Jörg Klebingat of the Seventy encouraged Latter-day Saints to “be confident, not apologetic, valiant, not timid, faithful, not fearful as we hold up the Lord’s light in these last days.”

“So what about us? Should we be intimidated or afraid? Should we live our religion at periscope depth? Surely not! With faith in Christ we need not fear the reproach of men or be afraid of their revilings. With the Savior at the helm and living prophets to lead and guide us, ‘who can be against us?’ Let us be confident, not apologetic, valiant, not timid, faithful, not fearful as we hold up the Lord’s light in these last days. ”

  • Elder D. Todd Christofferson said repentance, obedience, sacrifice and good works matter.

“These things matter because they engage us in God’s work and are the means by which we collaborate with him in our own transformation from natural man to saint. What our Heavenly Father offers us is himself and his Son, a close and enduring relationship with them through the grace and mediation of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer. ”

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Behind the scenes

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The Conference Center during the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Wilma Refuljol, left, her daughter, Gabriela Rodriguez, second from right, and nieces Wendy Matheus and Greisy Matheus, right, pose for a photo as they arrive to attend the women’s session of the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022. The family members are originally from Venezuela and now live in different areas of Utah.

Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

President Russell M. Nelson blows a kiss to attendees during a session of General Conference.

President Russell M. Nelson blows a kiss to attendees during a session of the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 2, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Conferencegoers enjoy the view between sessions of the 192nd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Sunday, April 3, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

All 100 temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson

April 2018 general conference – 7

  • Salta Argentina Temple – currently under construction.
  • Bengaluru India Temple – currently under construction.
  • Managua, Nicaragua.
  • Cagayan de Oro, Philippines.
  • Layton Utah Temple – currently under construction.
  • Richmond Virginia Temple – currently under construction.
  • A major city yet to be determined in Russia.

October 2018 general conference – 12

  • Mendoza Argentina Temple – currently under construction.
  • Salvador Brazil Temple – currently under construction.
  • Yuba City, California – named Feather River California Temple, currently under construction.
  • Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple – currently under construction.
  • Praia Cape Verde Temple – currently under construction.
  • Yigo Guam Temple – currently under construction.
  • Puebla Mexico Temple – currently under construction.
  • Auckland New Zealand Temple – currently under construction.
  • Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Davao Philippines Temple – currently under construction.
  • San Juan Puerto Rico Temple – currently under construction.
  • Red Cliffs Utah Temple in St. George – currently under construction.

April 2019 general conference – 8

  • Pago Pago American Samoa Temple – groundbreaking set for Oct. 30.
  • Okinawa City Japan Temple – currently under construction.
  • Neiafu Tonga Temple – currently under construction.
  • Tooele Valley, Utah – named Deseret Peak Utah Temple, currently under construction.
  • Moses Lake Washington Temple – currently under construction.
  • San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple – currently under construction.
  • Antofagasta Chile Temple – currently under construction.
  • Budapest, Hungary.

October 2019 general conference – 8

  • Freetown, Sierra Leone.
  • Orem Utah Temple – currently under construction.
  • Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple – site announced and exterior rendering released.
  • Bentonville Arkansas Temple – currently under construction.
  • Bacolod, Philippines – scheduled for groundbreaking in December.
  • McAllen Texas Temple – currently under construction.
  • Cobán Guatemala Temple – currently under construction.
  • Taylorsville Utah Temple – currently under construction.

April 2020 general conference – 8

  • Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
  • Tallahassee Florida Temple – currently under construction.
  • Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple – currently under construction.
  • Benin City, Nigeria.
  • Syracuse Utah Temple – currently under construction.
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

October 2020 general conference – 6

  • Tarawa Kiribati Temple – site announced and exterior rendering released.
  • Port Vila Vanuatu Temple – site announced and exterior rendering released.
  • Lindon Utah Temple – site announced and exterior rendering released.
  • Greater Guatemala City Guatemala Temple – site announced and exterior rendering released.
  • São Paulo East, Brazil.
  • Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

April 2021 general conference – 20

  • Oslo, Norway.
  • Brussels, Belgium.
  • Vienna, Austria.
  • Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Beira, Mozambique.
  • Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Singapore, Republic of Singapore.
  • Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Cali, Colombia.
  • Querétaro, Mexico.
  • Torreón, Mexico.
  • Helena, Montana.
  • Casper, Wyoming – groundbreaking scheduled for Saturday.
  • Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • Farmington, New Mexico.
  • Burley, Idaho.
  • Eugene, Oregon.
  • Elko, Nevada.
  • Yorba Linda, California.
  • Smithfield, Utah.

May 1, 2021 – 1

October 2021 general conference – 13

  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  • Tacloban City, Philippines.
  • Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Kananga, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar.
  • Culiacán, Mexico.
  • Vitória, Brazil.
  • La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Santiago West, Chile.
  • Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Cody, Wyoming.
  • Rexburg North, Idaho.
  • Heber Valley, Utah.

November 2021 general conference – 17

  • Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
  • Barcelona, ​​Spain.
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Cusco, Peru.
  • Maceió, Brazil.
  • Santos, Brazil.
  • San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
  • Mexico City Benemérito, Mexico.
  • Tampa, Florida.
  • Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Wichita, Kansas.
  • Austin, Texas.
  • Missoula, Montana.
  • Montpelier, Idaho.
  • Modesto, California.

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