Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
Elder Enrique R. Falabella, president of the South America Northwest Area, presided this afternoon over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. He said the groundbreaking would be an occasion never to be forgotten. "There is something special in the temples. As we spend more time in the Lord's house, our life will have greater meaning," he said. Lima will become the first city outside of the United States to have two temples.
Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Site Cleared
The site of the future Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple has been cleared, and volunteers will begin this week to assemble the structures and set the chairs needed for Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony. After three months of work, demolition of the institute building and meetinghouse that formerly occupied the site was completed last month.
Buildings Come Down at the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple Site
The final remnants of the Lima North Institute of Religion building can be seen rising above the walls that surround the future site of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. The institute building and an adjoining meetinghouse were both demolished to allow the site to be converted to a temple complex. Construction on the temple, two housing facilities, and an underground parking structure begin next month with a formal groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Ground to Be Broken for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
A groundbreaking ceremony has been announced for Saturday, June 8, 2019, for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple—the second temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be constructed in the city. Elder Enrique R. Falabella, president of the South America Northwest Area, will preside over the services. The general public is invited to watch the services from local meetinghouses, while attendance at the temple site is by invitation only.
Institute Building and Meetinghouse Closed for Demolition in Lima, Peru
Members of the Habish Ward gathered for a parting photograph on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Their meetinghouse has been closed for demolition in preparation for construction of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. The adjoining institute building will also be razed to make room for the temple, a patron housing facility, and missionary housing facility. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
President Nelson Visits Candidate Site for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple
President Russell M. Nelson kicked off his five-country South America ministry tour in the city of Lima, Peru, on Saturday, October 20, 2018. In addition to speaking at a devotional in Lima's Coliseo Mariscal Caceres, he made a visit to the site being considered for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, located in the northern section of the city.
Official Name Announced for Second Temple in Lima, Peru
The Church has released the official name for the second temple announced for Lima in General Conference earlier this month. It will be known as the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple. Los Olivos is located in the northern section of metropolitan Lima.