Saturday, October 26, 2013

Gilbert Arizona Temple dedication date set

The Gilbert Arizona Temple will be dedicated on March, 2nd, 2014. This will be the 4th temple in Arizona, with 2 more under construction

The Gilbert temple will be the 142nd temple in operation. There are 14 more under construction and another 14 announced.

Tegucigalpa Honduras was dedicated in March 2013.

At 85,000 square feet and rising to 195 feet, this will be the largest temple built in 17 years. (Mt Timpanogos and Bountiful are just over 104,000 sq feet)  It will also be the largest building in Gilbert

This will be about the same size as Manti, the new Provo City, and Idaho Falls.  The new Payson temple will be 96,000 sq feet

Gilbert Arizona Mormon Temple

Of course Salt Lake (253,000) Los Angeles (191,00) Wash DC (160,000) Jordan River (153,00) and Mexico City (117,000)  are the five largest.

Read about it here

See pictures here

and here

7 new stakes created in September

The LDS Church created 7 new stakes in September 2013

Two new stake were created in the Philippines.  There are now 87 Stakes in the Philippines and 2 temples (with one more under construction).

One new stake was created in France.  There are now 11 Stakes in France and with a temple in Paris under construction. 

One new stake was created in Italy.  There are now 9 Stakes in Italy and with a temple in Rome under construction.

One new stake was created in Colorado.  There are now 32 Stakes in Colorado and 1 temple (with one more under construction.)

One new stake was created in California.  There are now 157 Stakes in California and 7 temples (also my ward just split in Mission Viejo CA Stake, our stake now has ten wards!)

One new stake was created in Spain.  There are now 14 Stakes in Spain and 1 temple

28. Cebu Philippines Consolacion - September 8th, 2013
29. Paris France South - September 15th, 2013
30. Rome Italy West - September 15th, 2013
31. Aurora Colorado South - September 22nd, 2013
32. Lake Elsinore California - September 22nd, 2013
33. Las Palmas Spain - September 22nd 2013
34. San Jose Del Monte Philippines - September 22nd 2013


Interesting to see three new stakes in Southern Europe

There are now 3,039 stakes worlwide, with 1,512 in the US (49.7%) and 1,527 outside the US.

Region Totals

Africa Totals
Asia Totals
Canada Totals
Caribbean Totals
Central America
Europe Totals
Scandinavia Totals
South America
South Pacific
U.K. / Ireland Totals
US Totals


I hope to do maps next time - they are fun, but you can see maps at, if you are a member of the church and you log in, then you can see boundaries for any ward, stake or mission in the world!