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Paris, Rome and Provo: 28 Mormon temples in progress

Published: Tuesday, May 20 2014 8:19 p.m. MDT

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During the most recent general conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Thomas S. Monson said that while church leaders are constantly assessing members' needs, no new temples would be announced at that time. Instead, efforts are being focused on completing the 28 temples that are in the planning and construction phases.

Here we've compiled information about each of these temples, including construction photographs and milestones.

When these 28 temples are completed, the LDS Church will have 170 operating temples.

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Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I always knew we had so many things in common with Paris and Rome. Now they'll be even more like Provo!

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

Unlike most articles in the newspaper, this article and pictures makes me feel happily refreshed and energetic.....exhilaration.

iron&clay
RIVERTON, UT

An exhilarating feeling originating from an unseen parallel earth.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

The picture of the 'Disney' castle looking structure with this article says it all.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

A little better picture of the area of Afton, Wyoming is in order, I believe.

Thanks for the photos of the buildings under construction.

jeanie
orem, UT

Hutterite - What exactly does it say? Maybe something like "Dreams do come true" and "The happiest place on earth for families" Yep, I agree.

Clifton Palmer McLendon
Gilmer, TX

I remember when the Washington DC Temple was the newest Temple.

I was home teacher to a semi-active family -- husband, wife, and two-year-old son. They had a magazine with a full-page picture of each Temple.

The little boy and I had fun looking at the pictures. I would name each Temple, and he would repeat after me.

In just a few weeks, he could see any Temple picture and name it! I was happy, and his parents were tickled pink.

That family was sealed in the Temple, and had three children born in the covenant. The little boy grew up to serve an honorable mission. If his firstborn son is not already on a mission, he will be soon.

We have more Temples under construction now than had been built back then. I am overwhelmed.

Idaho_Boy
Aberdeen, ID

I have a question. A long time ago I remember reading this prophecy, but I have never heard anyone mention it in all my years in the church, so I am wondering if I really read this or not. I want to say it was in the Church News when the Denver, Colorado temple was dedicated but I could be totally wrong. I also want to say that the prophecy was by Heber C. Kimball.

The prophecy said that before the Savior returned there would be hundreds of temples dotting the earth. As a kid and into adulthood, I have followed the number of temples pretty closely. It looked like hitting 101+ temples was a long ways off, but as we now know that target was surpassed back in 2000. Can anyone tell me if there was such a prophecy and who said it and what exactly the prophecy said?

MNmamaof4
Lakeville, MN

Idaho_Boy:

It was Harold B. Lee who said it, but yes. “During his administration, President Lee visited the Holy Land, the first Church President in this dispensation to do so. He also announced that smaller temples would now be constructed and would eventually dot the world." (from D&C and Church History Student Study Guide, President Harold B. Lee; A Giant Redwood.)

Idaho_Boy
Aberdeen, ID

Thank you MNmamaof4 for that information. Very much appreciated.

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