President Schmeil talks about his stake, which is in the east part of the city, within the So Paulo East Mission. President Schmeil mentions being raised in the Church and meeting his wife at BYU. He also discusses missionary efforts, the ratio in the stake of Brazilian missionaries to U.S. ones (about 60% are Brazilian), and the importance of the temple. The interview concludes with his testimony of the gospel in English and Portuguese.
LDS Church Facts in Brazil
Brazil has 27 missions, 233 Stakes, 5 temples and one more under construction.
President Rheinold Stoof of the South American Mission first visited Brazil in 1927, and returned with the elders to begin missionary work among German-speaking people in September 1928.
Visit this Church News article for more information about the LDS Church in Brazil.
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