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10 Temple Updates You Didn’t Hear About

10 Temple Updates You Didn’t Hear About

Currently, all temples are closed. You knew that.

President Nelson announced 8 additional temples during April 2020’s General Conference. You probably knew that as well.

If you want to stay on top of temple updates that most people don’t hear about, make sure to follow this Twitter account.

Church of Jesus Christ Temples is not an official account, but it give great updates on the progress of different temples in the various stages from announcement, to groundbreaking, to construction, to the open house and dedication.

Here are 10 of the most recent temple updates that you might not have known about. If you happen to be reading this on a pc/mac, it might be easier if you pull the article up on mobile so you can see the tweets.

As Tad Walch of the Deseret News shared:

The fact the church plans to break ground and begin construction on 18 new temples this year arguably was the most overlooked newsmaking moment of the 190th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints earlier this month.

That is a remarkable number.

The church hasn’t come close to breaking ground on so many temples in any year since the turn of the century. To put it in perspective, this would be the second-biggest year for temple starts in church history. In fact, beginning construction on 18 news temples this year would be just one less than the combined total of temples started over the previous four years.

Only in 1999, during the surge of construction of smaller temples, did the church break ground on more of its holiest buildings.