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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces 15 new temples

Apr 7, 2024, 4:13 PM | Updated: Apr 8, 2024, 9:10 am

President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church, records as message to be shown during the Sun...

President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Church, records as message to be shown during the Sunday afternoon session of the 194th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 7, 2024. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)

SALT LAKE CITY — During the final session of April 2024’s General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the construction of 15 new temples in a pre-recorded message.

According to a news release, new temples will be built in eight countries and six different U.S. states.

The new temple locations include:

  • Uturoa, French Polynesia
  • Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Rosario, Argentina
  • Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Brisbane Australia South Area
  • Victoria, British Columbia
  • Yuma, Arizona
  • Houston Texas South Area
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • West Jordan, Utah
  • Lehi, Utah
  • Maracaibo, Venezuela

“Here is my promise. Nothing will help you more to hold fast to the iron rod than worshipping in the temple as regularly as your circumstances permit. Nothing will protect you more as you encounter the world’s mists of darkness,” President Nelson said in the message. “Nothing will bolster your testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Atonement or help you understand God’s magnificent plan more. Nothing will soothe your spirit more during times of pain. Nothing will open the heavens more. Nothing. The temple is the gateway to the greatest blessings God has for each of us.”

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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