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Tuly
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Arequipa Peru Temple

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This news is exciting to Mami and I since we were some of the pioneers of the Arequipa branch in 1961.

http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/a ... +%28RSS%3A+
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking for the Arequipa Peru Temple will be held March 4, 2017.

Elder Carlos A. Godoy, South America Northwest Area President, will preside at the groundbreaking services. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only. The groundbreaking ceremonies will be transmitted via internet to Church stake centers in the proposed temple district.

President Thomas S. Monson announced the temple in the October 2012 general conference.

The Arequipa Temple will be the third in the South American country, where missionary work officially began in 1956. The Trujillo Temple was dedicated in 2015 and the Lima Peru Temple opened in 1986. A fourth temple in Peru, the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple, was announced in April 2016.

Peru is home to nearly 569,000 Latter-day Saints. Church members in Arequipa, Peru’s second most populous city, currently attend temple services in Lima, which is nearly 500 miles away.
Mami and I were baptized in a public swimming pool in Arequipa. I was baptized November 5th, 1961. I remember sharing my testimony often in that little branch which was somebody's home. Then we moved to NYC that same year 1961 the beginning of December. So even though we were there for a short time as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints our conversion made a huge impact on the Tamayo's - Mami's side of the family.
"Condemn me not because of mine imperfection,... but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been." Mormon 9:31
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Was Grandma baptized the same day as you, mom? Or earlier?
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A few weeks earlier than I was.
"Condemn me not because of mine imperfection,... but rather give thanks unto God that he hath made manifest unto you our imperfections, that ye may learn to be more wise than we have been." Mormon 9:31
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