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On the day an Apostle of Jesus Christ dedicated the newest house of the Lord — the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, the second in the capital city of this South American nation and the 187th of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — a prophecy from an earlier Apostle rang true.

In his preparations to dedicate the Los Olivos temple on Sunday, Jan. 14, Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recalled the words of Elder Parley P. Pratt, one of the first Apostles of the latter-day dispensation.

“He never personally set foot in Peru but viewed the coast as he sailed south from the United States,” Elder Christofferson told the Church News. “He was moved upon by the Spirit to state, ‘Should Peru sustain her liberties, a field is opened in the heart of Spanish America, and in the largest, best informed and most influential city [Lima] and nation [Peru] of South America, for the Bible, the Book of Mormon and the fullness of the gospel to be introduced.”

Elder Christofferson listed Church milestones in Peru — from organization of the first branch in Peru in 1956 to the country’s first stake in 1970, and from the dedication of the Lima Peru Temple in 1986 to Elder Christofferson creating the 100th stake in Peru in 2013.

Then he said of Sunday’s dedication of the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple: “This is a day to pause and give thanks for the miracle the Lord has wrought in Peru. Prophecy has been and is being fulfilled.

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