President Nelson announces 13 new temples during October 2021 general conference

President Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks Oct. 3, 2021, during the Sunday morning session of the 191st Semiannual General Conference, which was held in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.  Credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

At the conclusion of Sunday afternoon’s session of October 2021 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to build 13 more temples and one to undergo reconstruction.

The locations are:

  • Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • Tacloban City, Philippines
  • Monrovia, Liberia
  • Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Antananarivo, Madagascar
  • Culiacán, México
  • Vitória, Brazil
  • La Paz, Bolivia
  • Santiago West, Chile
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Cody, Wyoming
  • Rexburg North, Idaho
  • Heber Valley, Utah
  • Reconstruction of Provo Utah Temple after Orem Utah Temple is dedicated

“As I emphasized this morning, please make time for the Lord in His holy house,” President Nelson said prior to announcing the temples. “Nothing will strengthen your spiritual foundation like temple service and temple worship.”

He thanked all those who are working on the new temples being constructed around the world.

Latter-day Saints from Liberia to Bolivia react to President Nelson’s announcement

See a list of all temples and locations announced by President Nelson, with current status updates

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