Into All the World is a 30-minute program interviewing current and recently-returned stake and mission presidents from around the world about the Church in their area.
Ricardo Gimenez shares his background in the Church, the history and culture of Chile, his insights into Church growth and perception, and his testimony.
Facts about the LDS Church in Chile
- Chile has over 550,000 LDS members, 9 missions, and 1 Temple and 1 announced.
- On Dec. 25, 1925, Elder Melvin J. Ballard dedicated South America for preaching the gospel.
- The First Presidency authorized the Argentine Mission to send missionaries to Chile in May 1955, but it was not until June 1956 that Verle M. Allred and Joseph C. Bentley arrived in Santiago to begin missionary work there.
- On October 8,1961, the Chilean Mission was organized, with 12 branches and 1,136 members.
- The Antofagsta, Chile stake was organized on August 10, 1980.
- Chile currently has one temple in Santiago, dedicated Sept. 15, 1983. In General Conference, October 2009, President Thomas S. Monsen announced another temple to bebuilt in Concepcion, Chile.
- According to the Church News, 3% of the total population of Chile is LDS, the highest percentage in Latin America.
Visit this Church News article for more information about the LDS Church in Chile.
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