(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will build 18 new temples in the coming months and years. President Russell M. Nelson made this announcement Sunday in the final session of the October 2022 general conference

The temples will be built in the following locations:

  • Busan, Korea
  • Naga, Philippines
  • Santiago, Philippines
  • Eket, Nigeria
  • Chiclayo, Peru
  • Buenos Aires City Center, Argentina
  • Londrina, Brazil
  • Riberão Prêto, Brazil
  • Huehuetenango, Guatemala
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Prosper, Texas
  • Lone Mountain, Nevada
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Cuernavaca, Mexico
  • Pachuca, Mexico
  • Toluca, Mexico
  • Tula, Mexico

President Nelson said the temples in the Mexico City area are part of an effort to build houses of the Lord in selected large metropolitan areas where traveling to an existing temple is a significant challenge.

Since becoming the leader of the Church in 2018, President Nelson has announced 118 new temples.

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