Highlights From Sunday Sessions of the 189th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Apr 7, 2019, 6:07 PM | Updated: Apr 8, 2019, 9:32 am
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The 189th Annual General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wrapped up today after a weekend of messages to its members.
In the afternoon session of Conference, Church President Russell M. Nelson announced new renovations to historic temples and new temples to be built.
President Nelson said the Salt Lake Temple along with Temple Square and the surrounding area will undergo renovations. He said the St. George Temple, Manti Temple, and Logan Temple will also be renovated.
Plans for of the Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square, and the adjoining plaza near the Church Office Building will be announced on Friday, April 19, 2019, according to President Nelson.
The work will require each temple be closed for a period of time, and then rededicated once the renovations are finished.
“Ours is a sacred responsibility to care for them. Therefore, these pioneer temples will soon undergo a period of renewal and refreshing, and, for some, a major restoration. Efforts will be made to preserve the unique historicity of each temple wherever possible, preserving the inspiring beauty and unique craftsmanship of generations long-since passed,” President Nelson said.
Before announcing the new temples, President Nelson asked the attendees to listen “carefully and reverently”.
“Brothers and sisters, we regard a temple as the most sacred structure in the Church. Aswe announce plans to construct a new temple, it becomes part of our sacred history,” President Nelson said.
The new temples will be built in Pagopago, American Samoa; Okinawa City, Okinawa; Neiafu, Tonga; Tooele Valley, Utah; Moses Lake, Washington; San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Budapest, Hungary; and Antofagasta, Chile.