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On Christmas Day 1925, Elder Melvin J. Ballard dedicated South America for the restored gospel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Twenty-two years passed before another Apostle, Stephen L. Richards, and his wife, Irene, visited the continent where the Church now existed in three nations with scattered small branches. Today, millions of Latter-day Saints live in South America, but what was the Church like in its early days there? How did it grow as prophesied by Elder Ballard from a small acorn to the mighty tree of the restored gospel? Follow the Apostle's journey by train, boat, car, and airplane that marked a turning point for Latter-day Saints on that continent. Follow the experiences of Apostle Stephen L. Richards and his wife, Irene, in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay that changed the course of the Church in Latin America. In addition, read the first book that shares a history of the Church in Latin America from the nineteenth to the twentieth-first century.

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Size6 x 9
PublishedDeseret Book and RSC BYU 2019

About the Authors

Clinton D. Christensen

Clinton D. Christensen has worked for the Church History Department since 2001. He earned a BA and MA in English from Brigham Young University and a master of library and information science and archival administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He is part of the Global Support and Acquisitions Division and has spent most of his career collecting Church history in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Richard E. Turley, Jr.

Richard E. Turley, Jr., Assistant Church Historian and Recorder for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a member of the editorial board of the Church Historian's Press, which publishes The Joseph Smith Papers and other highly-acclaimed works of Church history. He is the author or co-author of several books, including How We Got the Book of Mormon and How We Got the Doctrine and Covenants, with William W. Slaughter; Massacre at Mountain Meadows, with Ronald W. Walker and Glen M. Leonard; Stories from the Life of Joseph Smith, with Lael Littke; and Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case. In addition, he is the coeditor of the series Women of Faith in the Latter Days, with Brittany A. Chapman, and general editor of the print volumes of The Journals of George Q. Cannon. He and his wife, Shirley, live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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