Due to growth in Peru, church leaders announced in 1981 that a temple would be built in the city of Lima. The six-spired Lima Peru Temple was constructed on 5 acres (20,000 m2) of undeveloped area. Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the church's First Presidency, dedicated the Lima Peru temple on January 10, 1986.
The Lima Peru Temple serves more than four hundred thousand Latter-day Saints in the country. The temple has a total of 9,600 square feet (890 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.