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'Like we had just scored a goal in the World Cup': What the temple announcement meant to Church members across the globe President Nelson announced the locations to 12 new temples on Oct. 7 during October 2018 general conference.
Mark Richey reacts to the announcement of 12 new temples during the Sunday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
First Presidency announces Congo temple open house and dedication dates The First Presidency has announced open house and dedication dates for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple in Africa.
Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
On its 2 year anniversary, see how the Philadelphia temple was centuries in the making The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, the Church’s 152nd temple in operation, was dedicated two years ago today by President Henry B. Eyring, then-first counselor in the First Presidency.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
The 160th temple opens its doors in Chile. See what it looks like Church and community members will be able to tour the Concepcion Chile Temple during a public open house from Sept. 15 to Oct. 13 prior to the dedication on Oct. 28.
The Concepción Chile Temple.
Why the Angel Moroni statue stopped traffic and other interesting facts about the London temple on its 60th anniversary Ten years after Angel Moroni was placed on top of the the London England Temple and 60 years after its dedication on Sept. 7, 1958, the London England Temple continues to bless members of the Church living in the United Kingdom.
London England Temple
60 years after dedication, New Zealand temple closes for renovations. See what it will look like when it's finished After serving Church members in the Pacific for six decades, the Hamilton New Zealand Temple has closed for an extensive, three-year renovation.
Rendering of Hamilton New Zealand Temple and auxiliary buildings as they will appear after renovation.
Dedicatory prayer for the rededication of the Jordan River Utah Temple Following is the prayer offered by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in First Presidency, to rededicate the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
The Jordan River Utah Temple is rededicated  in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
A call for unity and righteousness: President Eyring rededicates Jordan River Temple Calling back to an original dedicatory prayer that emphasized unity in the church and righteous leadership in governments worldwide, President Henry B. Eyring rededicated the Jordan River Utah Temple on Sunday, May 20.
President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency, left, and Elder Timothy J. Dyches, General Authority Seventy, right, walk outside the Jordan River Utah Temple prior to rededication services in South Jordan on Sunday, May 20, 2018.
Youth in Jordan River Utah Temple district show they are 'ready' for their temple to open again Youth in the Jordan River Utah Temple district gathered for a “once in a lifetime experience” in the Conference Center on May 19 to sing, dance, and show they are “ready” — the theme for the event — for their temple to
Youth from the Jordan River Utah Temple district perform in the Jordan River Utah Temple Cultural Celebration at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
St. George Utah Temple reopens Saturday after early morning vandalism The St. George Utah Temple closed Saturday morning after furniture and artwork was damaged when an individual broke into the temple and vandalized the fifth floor.
St. George Utah Temple
'Our hearts have to be ready for the temple,' Elder Uchtdorf tells temple-anxious Russian saints In a late April series of meetings in Russia and Estonia, Elder Uchtdoft encourages Eastern Europeans to remain in their native lands and to prepare themselves for the announced temple for Russia.
Uchtdorf in Russia
'Refresh' of Mesa temple, grounds will include replacement of the visitors' center Days before May 20 closure of the Mesa Arizona Temple for its two-year renovation, plans and renderings for the update of the temple and its grounds and a new, relocated visitors' center have been released.
Rendering of the grand staircase in the Mesa Arizona Temple.
Family History Moment: Other plans While visiting family in Utah this summer, I was looking forward to spending some time at the Family History Center ... to get my Baumgardner research back another generation or two.
Family History Moment
President Ballard offers prayer to rededicate the Houston Texas Temple Following is the text of the prayer offered by President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, during the rededication of the Houston Texas Temple on Sunday, April 22.
Originally opened in 2000, the Houston Texas Temple was rededicated on April 22, 2018.
Reopening a beloved temple: A key moment in Hurricane Harvey recovery "Spirit of Texas" continues to be invoked as Latter-day Saints serve others; celebrate rededication of Houston temple.
Originally opened in 2000, the Houston Texas Temple was rededicated on April 22, 2018.
'A place that feels like home': Houston Temple ready for rededication Mormons in southeast Texas are counting down the days to Sunday's rededication of the Houston Texas Temple some eight months after Hurricane Harvey.
The LDS Houston Texas Temple is surrounded by water after Tropical Storm Harvey in Houston on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017.
'All worth it': How one announcement changed the lives of members in Russia, India and Nicaragua As the first temple for each country — Russia, India and Nicaragua — the announcements made on Sunday, April 1, by President Nelson mark a truly historic moment in Church history and the hastening of the Lord’s work around the globe.
Members in Bengaluru, India, celebrate the announcement of the temple in India after watching general conference.
President Russell M. Nelson announces seven new temples at close of historic conference In the closing moments of the final session of the 188th Annual General Conference of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson announced seven new temples to be built throughout the world.
President Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints