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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released the open house and dedication dates for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, which will not only be the fourth operating house of the Lord in the South American country but the second in Peru’s capital city of Lima.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in two sessions at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. PET. The date is 38 years and four days after the dedication of the country’s first temple — the Lima Peru Temple, on Jan. 10, 1986.

“Los Olivos” is Spanish for “the olive trees.” And with the dedication, Lima will be the first city outside of the United States to have two operating temples.

A public open house prior to the temple’s dedication the temple is scheduled to run from Friday, Nov. 10, through Saturday, Dec. 9, excluding Sundays. A media day will be held Monday, Nov. 6, with invited guests touring the temple in the three days between the media day and start of the public open house.

The dedicatory session will be broadcasts to all Church units in the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple district.

The dedication and open house dates were published Monday, June 26, on

The first Latter-day Saint congregation in Peru was organized in July 1956, with the first missionaries arriving to preach the gospel there the following month. And Lima was the city where the first stake was organized in what is now Church’s South America Northwest Area — including Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.

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