- Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire - The LDS Church News reported earlier this year that, "Three of the five [Cote d'Ivoire] stakes are among the top 25 in the Church in the percentage of adults who submitted family names for temple ordinances during 2012." The Church in Abidjan continues to experience rapid growth, with four of the five stakes having been organized since 2000.
- Managua, Nicaragua - Nicaragua is currently the country with the most members without a temple. In 2012, LDS Apostle Elder Russell M. Nelson predicted that a temple would be built in Managua one day.
- Puebla, Mexico - Puebla is currently one of the metropolitan areas in the world with the largest number of stakes without a temple. The Mexico City Mexico Temple currently has one of the largest number of stakes assigned to a temple district worldwide.
- Layton, Utah - Perhaps as many as 35-40 stakes could be serviced by a temple constructed in Layton. The Ogden Utah Temple currently has one of the most stakes in a temple district in the world with 75 stakes.
- Brasilia, Brazil - Missionaries and church leaders have talked for many years about the possibility of a temple being constructed in Brazil's capital city. A future temple in Brasilia would likely serve as many as 13 stakes and four districts in areas that are distant from the Campinas Brazil Temple.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Top Five Temple Predictions for October 2013 Conference
After receiving requests from readers, I have decided to post my top five temple announcement predictions for this weekend's General Conference. The Church has announced five new temples during four of the five past October General Conferences whereas the Church announced only two temples during last year's October General Conference. It is unclear whether the Church will make any temple announcements this weekend, especially considering no temple dedications have occurred since last conference and two temples were announced last April.