LDS Church 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.