SALT LAKE CITY —
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ second temple in Peru was dedicated on Sunday, June 21, 2015. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the Church’s First Presidency, presided over the services and gave the dedicatory prayer.
Joining him were Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Elder Michael John U. Teh of the Seventy and a representative of the Church Temple Department.
At the temple cornerstone ceremony, President Uchtdorf said, “We express our gratitude to the community, to the city, to the country, for making possible that this beautiful edifice, is being built on this historic location.”
He continued. “And let this cornerstone, become a cornerstone in your lives, to build a foundation, of values, built on the gospel of Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of this work, and of our lives.”
Two choirs of Latter-day Saints from the temple district provided music for the cornerstone ceremony and inside the temple for the dedication services.
The temple dedication was preceded by a cultural celebration Saturday evening in the (location).
Hundreds of Latter-day Saint youth from communities near the temple presented the history of the Church through narration, song and dance.
The temple will serve more than 88,000 members of the Church in and around Trujillo. The Lima Peru Temple was the first operating temple in the country. A third such sacred edifice has been announced for Arequipa in the southwestern area of Peru.
See more pictures from the dedication and cultural celebration on the LDS Newsroom.
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