Mormon Leader Announces Plans for 4 New Temples
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced plans for four new temples as he kicked off the final day of a church conference in Salt Lake City.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Thomas S. Monson said Sunday that LDS temples will be built in Zimbabwe, Ecuador, Brazil and Peru. Monson, who gave a short speech the night before, also said the choices Mormons make will determine whether they reach their goal of "celestial glory" during his brief remarks.
The 88-year-old, considered a prophet, has offered fewer sermons at the bi-annual General Conferences in the last year. More than 100,000 Mormons are estimated to be attending the two-day conference. Millions more are expected to watch live broadcasts from their homes.