President Russell M. Nelson speaks during the Sunday morning session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ 191st Annual General Conference on April 4, 2021. In the Sunday afternoon session, President Nelson announced plans to build 20 new temples, the most ever announced at one time. | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unveiled unprecedented plans to build 20 new temples across the nations of the world, as well as another one in northern Utah.
President Russell M. Nelson announced the news during his concluding remarks of the 191st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday.
The 20 new temples will be built in the following locations:
Cape Town, South Africa
Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Grand Junction, Colorado
Farmington, New Mexico
Yorba Linda, California
There are 41 temples currently under construction or renovation, and despite the pandemic, ground was broken for 21 new temples in 2020. The church is “building now for the future,” the church president said.
This is the most temple locations ever announced at one time. The previous record was 12 temples by President Nelson on Oct. 7, 2018, according to ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
Sunday’s news of 20 new temples brings the total number of temples announced by President Nelson to 69 since becoming the president of the church in 2018. He announced 19 new temples that year, 16 temples in 2019 and 14 in 2020, including eight temples last April and six in October.
President Nelson also spoke of temples during the conference leadership session earlier this week.
“Names of ancestors are being prepared for the day when temples will again be open for vicarious work to be done,” he said on April 1.
Source:: Deseret News – Utah News