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    Recommend Questions Updated and Other Temple News
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    Recommend Questions Updated and Other Temple News

    Updates to temple recommend interview questions were presented by President Russell M. Nelson during October 2019 general conference (see page 121). Temple standards remain the same, but some of the questions have been reworded to be clearer. Appropriate Church leaders should have received a First Presidency letter dated October 6, 2019, which includes the updated questions.

    President Nelson also announced plans for eight new temples (see page 79). The new temples will be in Freetown, Sierra Leone; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Bentonville, Arkansas, USA; Bacolod, Philippines; McAllen, Texas, USA; Cobán, Guatemala; and Orem and Taylorsville, Utah, USA.

    Since the April 2019 general conference, temples have been dedicated in Kinshasha, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lisbon, Portugal; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; and Fortaleza, Brazil; and rededicated in Oakland, California, USA; Memphis, Tennessee, USA; Frankfurt, Germany; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; and Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

    Ground was broken for temples in Yigo, Guam; Praia, Cabo Verde; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Lima, Peru (Los Olivos); and Belém, Brazil, and sites were selected for temples in Auckland, New Zealand, and Layton and Saratoga Springs, Utah, USA.

    Plans were made public for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, which will close in December and reopen in 2024, and the St. George Utah Temple, which closes in November 2019 and will reopen in 2022.