An Apostolic Journey
The Beginning of the Church in South America
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.