During the opening morning session of today’s General Conference President Thomas S. Monson surprised the world-wide church with the announcement of five new temples to be built!
1. Calgary, Canada
2. Cordoba, Argentina
3. Philadelphia, PA
4. Kansas City, MO
and then none other than…drumroll please…
5. Rome, Italy!
Not since April of 2000 have so many temples been announced together. When Pres. Monson said one would be built in Rome, there was a huge gasp of surprise and excitement which shot through the crowd, causing President Monson to pause, chuckle a little at the reaction, and give a winning smile.
We are so thrilled for all five of these locations. What a blessing for our Saints!
My husband and I will have to hold onto our dearest hope for Paris (he served his mission in France). We hoped it was a little “sign” when daily direct flights between SLC to Paris opened this year. Nope. The Lord likes to keep us in suspense on that one. Hopefully it will be in our lifetime. Meanwhile, perhaps Delta will consider opening direct flights to Rome!
I certainly can’t think of a more exciting way to begin a Conference!
Tune in for more updates on this historic General Conference.