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Published: Monday, Jan. 24 2011 11:17 a.m. MST

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JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

WOW, this is a HUGE deal for the LDS Church. Very good news.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt
Beverly Hills, CA

Indiana, I thought that said India. Still good.

Older Reader
Tooele, UT

The work goes on!

Meg
Portage, MI

You're right, it's a HUGE deal for the LDS members in Indiana! Yahoo!

Chester Drawers
Park City, UT

How come the LDS Church always builds its temples in the most affluent areas? I thought Jesus was unimpressed with material wealth?

mikelives
Portsmouth, VA

Don't be a hater Chester.

I love the people of Indiana and am very excited they are getting a temple!

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

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.

Dave from Taylorsville
Taylorsville, UT

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.

cactusflats
American Fork, UT

How many US states now have temples either functioning or announced? Anybody know?

Disco Vega
MoTown, CA

Nothing will stop the work of God from progressing...another temple on the earth makes everything better.

Indiana LDS
Warsaw, IN

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!

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

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.

John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

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.

Bill in Nebraska
Maryville, MO

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.

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