SALT LAKE CITY– Two new temples were announced by President Thomas S. Monson at beginning of the first session of General Conference April 6.

“It is my privilege this morning to announce two additional temples, which in coming months and years will be built in the following locations: Cedar City, Utah and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil” Pres. Monson said. “Brothers and sisters, temple building continues unabated.”

Members in the conference center gasped as the temples were announced.

Other announcements included the number of missionaries.

“As of April 4th … we have 65,634 full-time missionaries, with over 20,000 more who have received their calls but who have not yet entered the Missionary Training Center,” Pres. Monson said.

Pres. Monson said that there are over 6,000 more interviews in process. He also invited members to contribute generously to the General Missionary fund of the Church.