President Nelson announces 17 new temples

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President Russell M. Nelson announces the construction of 17 new temples during the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference. No Utah locations were announced. (Decker Westenburg)

President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct 17 new temples during the Sunday afternoon session of General Conference. No Utah locations were announced.

President Nelson mentioned how positive spiritual momentum will increase as people worship in the temple and come to understand the blessings they receive from attendance.

“I plead with you to counter worldly ways by focusing on the eternal blessings of the temple. Your time there brings blessings for eternity,” President Nelson said.

The temples will be built in the following locations:

  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Maceió, Brazil
  • Santos, Brazil
  • San Luis Potosí, Mexico
  • Mexico City Benemérito, Mexico
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Wichita, Kansas
  • Austin, Texas
  • Missoula, Montana
  • Montpelier, Idaho
  • Modesto, California

“These temples will bless you on both sides of the veil,” President Nelson said.

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