Saturday, September 24, 2011

Church Breaks Ground on both Philadelphia and Trujillo Peru Temples

This week the Church had groundbreaking ceremonies for two temples. 1) The First temple in Pennsylvania and #2) the Second temple built for Peru (in Trujillo.) The Lima Peru temple was dedicated in 1986 (the 38th temple)  There are now 135 operating temples, 14 more under construction and 12 more locations announced and in design for 161 total.  The Quetzaltenango Guatemala temple will be dedicated in December, so 2011 will only add two newly opened temples.

There are 10 stakes in Pennsylvania and 95 stakes in Peru.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Payson Utah Temple groundbreaking set for Oct. 8

The Church announced Sept. 7 that the Payson Utah Temple groundbreaking will take place on October 8th, with Elder Dallin H. Oaks presiding at the 9 a.m. ceremony.
The property for the temple is located at approximately 930 West and 1550 South on the southwest side of Payson, a mile from the 800 South I-15 interchange.

135 temples are dedicated and operational
#136, The Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple will be dedicated in December 2011
Payson will make the 13th other temple under construction
Another 13 are announced for a total of 161 named Temples.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Another new stake, this time in Idaho

A new stake has been created called the Star Idaho Stake.  This was created by splitting off from the first area I served on my mission, Meridian, which earlier was announced to get a temple.  This is Idaho's first new stake of 2011. There are now 122 stakes in Idaho, California has 158 and Arizona has 91. There are now 1,494 stakes in the US (50.8%) for a total of 2,941 worldwide. There have been 38 stakes created in 2011, 21 of them in the US.

On the map below, I served in Meridian, Nampa, Kuna, Melba and Boise. GO IBM (Idaho Boise Mission)