Arequipa Peru Temple Dedication
- December 15, 2019
- Youth devotional: December 14
- Dedication: December 15
The Arequipa Peru Temple, the third temple in Peru, will be dedicated on Sunday, December 15, in three sessions.
A youth devotional will be held Saturday, December 14. The dedicatory sessions at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. and the youth devotional will be broadcast to all Church congregations in the temple district. Additional details regarding the temple dedication will be announced at a future date.
The temple will open for patrons Thursday, December 19, 2019.
The Arequipa Peru Temple was announced in October 2012. Peru’s other two temples are in Lima, dedicated January 10, 1986, and in Trujillo, dedicated June 21, 2015. Ground was broken for a fourth temple in the country, the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, on June 8, 2019.
Peru is home to approximately 30 million people, including over a half million members of the Church. Missionary work officially began in 1956. Church members in Arequipa, Peru’s second most populous city, currently attend temple services in Lima, nearly 500 miles away.