Trujillo Peru Mormon Temple
On 13 December 2008 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) announced that it will build a temple in Trujillo, Peru. The temple will be located at Teodoro Valcárcel, Urbanización Primavera, Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru. This location already has a stake center on the site. The site is located near the prominent Campo Eterno cemetery, on the highway to Huanchaco. This will be the second LDS temple in Peru.
Members in the Trujillo area must travel 9-10 hours to reach the existing temple in Lima. Some days, the Lima Temple is so busy, that patrons patiently wait for hours before being able to enter.
Elder Rafael E. Pino of the Seventy conducted groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Trujillo Peru Temple, on Saturday, September 17, 2011. The second LDS temple in Peru (the Lima Peru Temple was dedicated in 1986), it will serve more than 88,000 LDS Church members in the area.