The Lima Peru Temple opened in 1986, and the Trujillo Peru Temple was dedicated in 2015. A fourth temple, the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, was announced in April 2016.
Peru is home to nearly 569,000 Latter-day Saints. Church members in Arequipa, Peru’s second most populous city, currently attend temple services in Lima, which is nearly 500 miles away.
“I have no doubt, brothers and sisters, that somehow all of us need to change something in our lives; to make a change in our hearts,” said Elder Godoy. “This is an opportunity, perhaps, to evaluate ourselves and to qualify to be here in this house with our heart turned towards God and to be more like His Son Jesus Christ.”
Elder Montoya addressed the youth of the Church in Peru. “A temple is a place of hope; it is a place where our young people can attend. Members of the Church come here and they find peace, serenity, answers and revelation.” Elder Godoy encouraged the youth to become more involved in family history. He said the Lord has provided technology to assist us in our search for our ancestors so they may receive the temple ordinances.
The LDS Church currently has 155 dedicated temples in the world.