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8 New Temples Announced During Women’s Session Of General Conference

Oct 6, 2019, 9:48 AM | Updated: Oct 7, 2019, 9:17 am

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — In an unprecedented moment for a women’s session of the General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced eight new temples, including two in Utah.

The temples in Utah will be built in Taylorsville and Orem.  In the United States, temple were announced for Bentonville, Arkansas and McAllen, Texas.  International temples will be built in Freetown, Sierra Leone; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Bacolod, Philippines; and Coban, Guatemala.

Saturday evening’s announcement brings the number of temples that President Nelson has announced in his 21 months as church president to 35.

Speaking of the unique abilities of women, President Nelson encouraged the sisters of the Church to understand their potential to both serve and lead in their homes and in the Church.

The news of eight new temples, tied in with President Nelson’s message tonight that women are vital to the work in temples.

“You sisters are vital to the work of the temple and the temple is where you will receive your highest spiritual treasures,” he said.

General Conference sessions on Sunday will begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in between sessions, watch KSL5TV for our special Conference programming.

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8 New Temples Announced During Women’s Session Of General Conference