To John Pack Lambert of Michigan:As you are aware the state of
Kansas has no Temple announced. However, the state is surrounded by states that
do or will have. Missouri is a state that will have multiple temples by the end
of this year. One on each end of the state. The one in Kansas City will be
close enough that more than half of Kansas will be within four hours of a
temple. Western Kansas goes to Denver. Southern Kansas to Oklahoma City.
Parts of Northeast Kansas to either Omaha or Kansas City. This leaves mainly
the middle part of the state not very close to a Temple.The next
area that may be able to get one may be Topeka or Wichita. We shall just have
to wait and see.
If I counted right 35 states have temples built or announced. However, if with
New York, Illinois and Tennessee each having multiple temples, we can adjust
this stat a little. Illinois and New York each have a temple within 3 miles of
a border with a non-temple state, and the Memphis Temple is close to the border
of two non-temple states. So we can say either 37 or 38 states have temples
virtually within their borders. Iowa and New Jersey without question, and
Arkansas or Mississippi not quite as close.
To Chester:The Winter Quarters Temple is built in an area of Omaha
Nebraska that though not high crime but of a great deal of proverty. The Temple
brings hope and peace to the area in ways you may never understand.There are Temples in downtown areas, in peaceful neighborhoods or in site of
some of the most impoverished areas. It matters not. They are beautiful for
those who see them and become part of the neighborhoods they are in. Many will later say, "This is our temple" regardless whether they
are members or not.
I am thankful for this news. Blessed be! The farm land is outside Carmel, and
in fact might be annexed by Zionsville. No reason NOT to put the Temple in this
area. The local saints are worthy, and those who do not know the restored gospel
will benefit from the site. Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!
Nothing will stop the work of God from progressing...another temple on the earth
makes everything better.
How many US states now have temples either functioning or announced? Anybody
Chester-Every been to the Oakland, CA temple and the neighborhood
surrounding it? Didn't think so.Temple sites are also chosen
because of transportation issues as well. . . but to just let you know, the
Church builds the temple where the Lord tells them to.
Chester, Temples are built to be fit places for Jesus to live. They are
built to the highest standards and in high quality areas to reflect our level of
respect for him. That said, your basic premise is false. The
Winter Quarters Temple is not built in the most affluent part of Omaha, and not
one has ever accused the Ogden Temple of being in "the most affluent
area". These relate both to current standing and when they were built. The Mesa Temple is not in the "Most Affluent Area" but this
is more a reflection of current situations than when it was built. The same
could be said for the Las Vegas Temple.
Don't be a hater Chester. I love the people of Indiana and am very
excited they are getting a temple!
How come the LDS Church always builds its temples in the most affluent areas? I
thought Jesus was unimpressed with material wealth?
You're right, it's a HUGE deal for the LDS members in Indiana! Yahoo!
The work goes on!
Indiana, I thought that said India. Still good.
WOW, this is a HUGE deal for the LDS Church. Very good news.