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Arequipa Peru Temple

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Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Arequipa Peru Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

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December 5, 2017

Work Begins Inside the Arequipa Peru Temple
The completion of the beautiful concrete shell of the Arequipa Peru Temple has allowed construction to proceed inside the walls. Early activities include framing and roughing-in utilities. Crews are also backfilling the foundation.

November 5, 2017

Exterior Walls Completed for Arequipa Peru Temple
Construction of the Arequipa Peru Temple continues to make steady, unobstructed progress. The concrete exterior walls of the building have been finished, and the large tower crane that has conspicuously marked the site has been removed. A beautiful domed cupola will stand atop the temple.

October 10, 2017

Preparing for Steeple Base of Arequipa Peru Temple
At the Arequipa Peru Temple, crews are installing a vapor barrier along the foundation walls and preparing to pour the walls for the base of the steeple. The contractor for the temple is also overseeing construction of the similarly designed Concepción Chile Temple.

September 29, 2017

Preparing for Roof Slab at Arequipa Peru Temple
Walls are completed for the second floor of the Arequipa Peru Temple with crews now preparing for the roof slab, parapet walls, and tower walls. The construction company, which has experience building other temples, is making steady progress.

September 18, 2017

Exterior Walls Rising for the Arequipa Peru Temple
Crews at the Arequipa Peru Temple have made progress on pouring the second level exterior walls for the temple and the adjoining housing facility. The new temple complex will serve the tens of thousands of members living in Southern Peru.

September 6, 2017

Preparing for Second Floor Walls in Arequipa, Peru
Rising amid the pastoral landscape surrounding the Peruvian village of Carmen Alto, the Arequipa Peru Temple and housing facility are reaching higher as rebar, scaffolding, and concrete forms are set for their second floor walls.

August 28, 2017

Main Floor Walls Finished for Arequipa Temple
Construction is advancing steadily on the Arequipa Peru Temple—the country's third temple. The structural walls for the main floor are in place, and rebar is being set for the second floor walls. A housing facility is rising alongside the temple.

August 2, 2017

Work Started on Superstructure of Arequipa Peru Temple
Rising columns of rebar and concrete forms at the Arequipa Peru Temple are the first signs of progress on the building's superstructure. Crews are working simultaneously on an adjoining housing facility. A concrete pump and tower crane assist in the work.

July 15, 2017

Foundation Poured for Arequipa Peru Temple
A spectacular aerial photograph of the Arequipa Peru Temple site shows the completed foundation walls for the temple with columns of rebar rising as support for the future superstructure. Excavation for the foundation of the housing facility can be seen in the background.

July 9, 2017

Rebar Set for Arequipa Temple Foundation Walls
During a visit last month to the Arequipa Peru Temple site by Bishop W. Christopher Waddell of the Presiding Bishopric of the Church, progress could be seen on the shuttering and rebar work for the foundation of the temple.

June 5, 2017

Preparing for Foundation Walls of Arequipa Peru Temple
Stunning aerial views of the Arequipa Peru Temple site show the foundation work underway for both the temple and an accommodation center. Footings have been poured inside the precisely cut excavation areas, and concrete forms and rebar are going up for the temple foundation walls.

May 12, 2017

Excavation Progressing for the Arequipa Peru Temple
Excavation for the foundation of the Arequipa Peru Temple is well underway, as much of the site preparation took place before the groundbreaking ceremony was held two months ago. The general contractor has also started preliminary work for the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.

May 2, 2017

General Contractor Begins Work on the Arequipa Peru Temple
The construction team for the Arequipa Peru Temple has officially kicked off the project and commenced the work of preparing the site for the new buildings. Under the direction of the general contractor, COSAPI, the site is being leveled and staked with some excavation started.

March 4, 2017

Groundbreaking Held for the Arequipa Peru Temple
Ecclesiastical and civic leaders gathered today for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Arequipa Peru Temple. Elder Carlos A. Godoy, who presided at the service, encouraged those in attendance to draw themselves even closer to God by making a Christlike change of heart.

February 6, 2017

Arequipa Peru Temple Groundbreaking Announced
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Arequipa Peru Temple has been announced for Saturday, March 4, 2017. Elder Carlos A. Godoy, president of the South America Northwest Area, will preside. The ceremony will be transmitted via internet to stake centers within the proposed temple district.

January 25, 2017

Construction Barrier Going Up in Arequipa, Peru
As site preparations continue at the Arequipa Peru Temple site, workers can be seen dropping fence posts around the perimeter for the construction barrier. The ground is being cleared and leveled by heavy equipment, but no groundbreaking announcement has yet been made.

January 13, 2017

Site Clearing Begins for the Arequipa Peru Temple
While members eagerly await a groundbreaking announcement for the Arequipa Peru Temple, site clearing and leveling activities have begun at the temple site by E.C.C. Proyectos. After the groundbreaking, COSAPI will serve as general contractor for the temple.

July 1, 2016

Arequipa Peru Temple Site Is Enchanting
The serene setting selected for the Arequipa Peru Temple is featured in a new series of photographs that includes the beautiful snow-capped Misti in the background. Misti is an active volcano that stands northeast of Arequipa. Construction is anticipated to begin in October 2016.

August 18, 2014

Returned Missionaries Visit Arequipa Peru Temple Site
On Saturday, August 16, a group of returned missionaries from the Peru Lima South Mission gathered to the site of the Arequipa Peru Temple, located at the entrance to the quiet village of Carmen Alto. As of yet, no groundbreaking date or construction timeline has been announced.

"The temple is a point of intersection between heaven and earth. In this sacred place, holy work will be performed through selfless service and love. The temple reminds me of all that is good and beautiful in the world."
—David A. Bednar

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