As part of a tradition I have maintained for many years prior to General Conference, I have updated my map of likely locations for temples to be announced within the near future. There have not been any significant changes to the map since last October. Nairobi, Kenya was added because the Nairobi Kenya Stake is close to dividing to create a second stake in the metropolitan area, the closest temple to East Africa is in Johannesburg, South Africa, and there is good potential for many new districts to be organized in the region within the near future. Additionally, President Hinckley also publicly proposed that Nairobi would be the site of a future temple once there were a sufficient number of members in East Africa to warrant its construction. Membership has substantially grown within the past two decades. As of year-end 2012, there were approximately 26,500 members in East Africa (Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda).
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