Ground Broken for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, Lima’s Second Temple

Contributed By Alexa Reimschussel, Church News staff writer

  • 10 June 2019

Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy and the President of the South America Northwest Area, invites Church and community leaders to participate in the groundbreaking of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Article Highlights

  • Lima will be the first international city to have two temples.

“As we spend more time in the Lord’s house, our life will have greater meaning.” —Enrique R. Falabella of the Seventy

Lima, Peru, is set to become the first city outside of the United States to have two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints following the Saturday, June 8, groundbreaking for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.

Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy and President of the South America Northwest Area, presided over the groundbreaking and site dedication, said Newsroom.

Elder Falabella told members this groundbreaking will be unforgettable. “There is something special in the temples. As we spend more time in the Lord’s house, our life will have greater meaning.”

The Los Olivos temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson in the Sunday morning session of the April 2016 general conference.

The two operating temples in Peru—the Lima Peru Temple (dedicated in 1986) and the Trujillo Peru Temple (dedicated in 2015)—will soon be joined by the Arequipa Peru Temple, which is scheduled to be dedicated on December 15, 2019.

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Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy and the President of the South America Northwest Area, speaks to members of the Church at the groundbreaking of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy and the President of the South America Northwest Area, participates with Church and community leaders in the groundbreaking of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

A choir and a youth orchestra of Latter-day Saints provide music for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

A choir and a youth orchestra of Latter-day Saints provide music for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

A choir and a youth orchestra of Latter-day Saints provide music for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy and President of the South America Northwest Area, welcomes Latter-day Saints attending the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru, gather to note the start of construction on the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple with the groundbreaking ceremony held Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Elder Enrique R. Falabella, a General Authority Seventy and the President of the South America Northwest Area, speaks to Church members at the groundbreaking of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Rendering of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.