Church Leader Visits to Select South American Countries

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President Russell M. Nelson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Chile

Peru

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Tacna in September 1995.

President Nelson dedicated the missionary training center in Lima in August 1998.

President Nelson visited Lima following an earthquake in August 2007.

President Nelson met with members and missionaries in Lima and Pisco in November 2013.

Elder Stevenson met with members and missionaries in Lima, Piura and Chiclayo in August 2015.

Elder Stevenson participated in a special “Noche de Hogar” broadcast to Church members in Peru in June 2018. He also met with members and missionaries in Lima and Trujillo.

Bolivia

President Nelson met with Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, the president of Bolivia, in October 1994.

President Nelson attended regional conferences in La Paz and Cochabamba in February 1998.

Elder Stevenson attended a priesthood leadership conference and special stake conference in Cochabamba in August 2015.

Paraguay

President Nelson dedicated a Beehive Clothing building in Luque in September 1995.

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Asuncion with President Gordon B. Hinckley in August 1997.

President Nelson visited with members and missionaries in Paraguay in November 2014.

Uruguay

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Montevideo with President Hinckley in August 1997.

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Montevideo in April 2002.

President Nelson visited with members and missionaries in Uruguay in November 2014.

Elder Stevenson visited with members and missionaries in Uruguay in January 2017.

Chile

President Nelson attended regional conferences in Concepcion/Talcahuan and Quillota/Vina Del Mar in March 1988.

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Santiago in March 1992.

President Nelson attended regional conferences in Antofagasta and Concepcion in March 1993.

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Arica in September 1995.

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Chillan in April 1999.

President Nelson attended a regional conference in Santiago with President Hinckley in April 1999.

President Nelson attended the Angol Chile Stake conference in June 2001.

President Nelson attended the Osorno Chile Stake conference in October 2008.

President Nelson visited with members and missionaries in Chile in November 2014.

Elder Stevenson visited with members and missionaries in Chile in January 2017.

President Nelson met with Michelle Bachelet, the president of Chile, in April 2017.

Past Presidents of the Church in Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Chile

Peru

David O. McKay in February 1954

Spencer W. Kimball in February 1977

Gordon B. Hinckley in November 1996

Bolivia

Spencer W. Kimball in March 1977

Gordon B. Hinckley in November 1996 (groundbreaking for the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple)

Gordon B. Hinckley in April 2000 (dedication of the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple)

Paraguay

Spencer W. Kimball in March 1975

Gordon B. Hinckley in August 1997

Gordon B. Hinckley in May 2002 (dedication of the Asuncion Paraguay Temple)

Uruguay

David O. McKay in January 1954

Spencer W. Kimball in March 1975

Spencer W. Kimball in October 1978

Gordon B. Hinckley in August 1997

Gordon B. Hinckley in March 2001 (dedication of the Montevideo Uruguay Temple)

Chile

David O. McKay in February 1954

Spencer W. Kimball in March 1977

Spencer W. Kimball in May 1981 (groundbreaking for the Santiago Chile Temple)

Gordon B. Hinckley in November 1996

Gordon B. Hinckley in April 1999

Gordon B. Hinckley in March 2006 (rededication of the Santiago Chile Temple)

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