Sunday, September 11, 2022

New Temple Predictions - September 2022 Edition

I have updated my temple prediction map in preparation for General Conference in October. Historically, data used to identify probable locations for future temples include the size of the Church in a specific geographical area (i.e. number of stakes and districts, the number of wards and branches), the age of the oldest stake in a specific geographical area, church growth trends, distance to the nearest temple, the square-footage of the nearest temple, the historical number of weekly endowment sessions scheduled at the nearest temple, and member and missionary reports regarding member activity, temple attendance, and convert retention. I have made updates to the current predictions map given recent trends in temple announcements that have favored locations distant to the nearest temple where there are at least two stakes that would be serviced by a temple. Altogether, there are 163 potential temples on the map (27 more like temples, 137 less likely temples).

Thirty-three (33) less likely locations and two more likely locations were added to the temple prediction map in September 2022. Most of these locations have not experienced significant church growth in recent years, but many of these locations appear likely candidates for a future small temple due to remote location. Many of the Church's recently announced temples have been in locations with few Latter-day Saints but where there is sufficient membership to support a small temple. Locations added to the temples prediction map for September 2022 include:

  • Resistencia, Argentina 
  • Kingman, Arizona 
  • Page, Arizona
  • Yuma, Arizona 
  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Araçatuba, Brazil  
  • Goiânia, Brazil 
  • Passo Fundo, Brazil 
  • Redding, California 
  • San Jose, California (more likely)
  • Santa Maria, California 
  • Santa Rosa, California
  • La Serena, Chile 
  • Rancagua, Chile
  • Bucaramanga, Colombia 
  • Medellín, Colombia
  • Otavalo, Ecuador 
  • Pensacola, Florida 
  • Düsseldorf, Germany OR Dortmund, Germany 
  • Bloomington, Illinois 
  • Acapulco, Mexico 
  • Mexicali, Mexico 
  • Poza Rica, Mexico
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan 
  • Great Falls, Montana
  • Hastings, New Zealand 
  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Cincinnati, Ohio Temple OR Dayton, Ohio 
  • Bend, Oregon 
  • Huánuco, Peru 
  • Barquisimeto, Venezuela 
  • Guayana City, Venezuela 
  • Valencia, Venezuela 

The following prospective temple was transferred from the less likely category to the more likely category:

  • São José, Brazil

The following 10 locations appear most likely to have temples announced this coming General Conference. You are welcome to provide your top 10 picks for temple announcements in the comments below.

  1. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  2. Spanish Fork, Utah 
  3. Charlotte, North Carolina
  4. Santiago/Tuguegarao Philippines
  5. Angeles or Olongapo, Philippines 
  6. Tacoma Washington
  7. Colorado Springs, Colorado 
  8. Kampala, Uganda
  9. Iquitos, Peru 
  10. São José, Brazil

See below for the map of likely and less likely new temple sites:


Monday, September 5, 2022

August 2022 Newsletter

Click here to access the August 2022 Newsletter for Notable updates include the creation of a new branch in Gabon, a member group established in the third largest city in Piauí State, Brazil, and the creation of a third stake in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

New Stakes Created in Mexico and Utah


The Church organized a new stake in the northern Mexican city of San Luis Potosi on August 21st The San Luis Potosi Mexico Industrias Stake was organized from a division of the San Luis Potosí México Benito Juárez Stake and the San Luis Potosí México Stake. The new stake includes the following six wards: the Españita, Independencia, Industrias, Las Joyas, Oriente, and Prados Wards. There are now three stakes in the city with the two previous stakes being organized in 1981 and 1996. The Church announced a temple for San Luis Potosi in April 2022.

There are now 226 stakes and 47 districts in Mexico.


The Church organized a new stake in Syracuse, Utah on August 21st. The Syracuse Utah Fremont Park Stake was organized from a division of the Syracuse Utah West Stake. The new stake includes the following seven wards: the Eagle Estates, Fremont, Glen Eagle 1st, Lakeshore, Miller Springs, Trailside, and Turnberry Wards. There are now seven stakes in Syracuse. 

There are now 627 stakes and two districts in Utah.