Into All the World

Brad and Debbie Farnsworth - Episode 22

Episode 22


The Farnsworths tell a little about themselves and their family. They talk about Spanish culture, Spaniards' love for their families, and the mixture of heritage and modernity there. The temple holds an important place in Spain, where Brad presided over the Spain Madrid Mission. The Farnsworths discuss the missionaries serving, and they give advice to young men and women who are preparing to be missionaries.

LDS Church Facts in Spain

  • In Spain there are 4 missions, 1 temple and almost 45,000 LDS members.

  • Gabriel Diez became the first known native Spanish member of the Church, baptized on November 27, 1966.

  • The Church became fully recognized in Spain on October 22, 1968. Early in June 1969 four missionaries arrived from the North Argentine Mission and began missionary work in Madrid on June 6, 1969.

  • On May 20, 1969, Elder Marion G. Romney dedicated Spain for the preaching of the gospel.
  • The Spain Mission was officially organized on July 1, 1970 with R. Raymond Barnes as president.

  • The first meetinghouse built by the Church was dedicated on July 10, 1977 in Madrid.

  • Spain's first stake was created in Madrid on March 14, 1982.

  • On March 19, 1999, President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Madrid, Spain Temple.

Visit this Church News article for more information about the LDS Church in Spain.

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