The Lima Peru Temple is the 38th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because of the growth of the Church in Peru, Mormon leaders announced in 1981 that a temple would be built in the city of Lima. The six-spired Lima Peru Temple was constructed on 5 acres (20,000 m2) of undeveloped area. Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, dedicated the Peruvian temple on January 10, 1986. The Lima Peru Temple serves more than four hundred thousand Mormon members in the country. The Lima Peru Temple has a total of 9,600 square feet (890 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.