Lima Peru Temple
|Lima Peru Temple|
|Dedicated||10 January 1986 by |
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||4.5 acres (1.8 hectares)|
|Floor area||9,600 sq ft (890 m2)|
|Height||112 ft (34 m)|
|Preceded by||Seoul Korea Temple|
|Followed by||Buenos Aires Argentina Temple|
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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.
On April 3, 2016, church president Thomas S. Monson announced the intent to construct a second temple in the city. This temple will be called the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Upon completion of this second temple, Lima will be the third city (and first outside of Utah) to have more than one temple, following the Utah cities of South Jordan and Provo.
- Dean L. Larsen, a former temple president
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peru
- "Four New Temples Announced by President Monson: Temples to be built in Africa and South America", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-04-03
- Toone, Trent (3 April 2016). "President Monson announces 4 new temples at Sunday morning session". Deseret News..