Photo Essay: The Church in Peru

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Image via DeseretNews.com

Peru, a land widely recognized for its architectural achievements and rich cultural traditions, is creating a new chapter in its history for the membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The country is located in western South America and its population currently totals more than 30 million people.

Peru Sister Missionaries
Sister missionaries in Peru converse with a recent Quechuan convert to the Church. Image via DeseretNews.com

Within the past year, Church membership expanded to create the 100th stake (a group of congregations in a geographical area) and an additional pair of missions to reach a total of 12, a unique milestone among the Latin countries. 

Peru Mission

The first missionaries for the Church arrived in Peru in 1956. Missionaries continue to serve, teach and baptize individuals and families in the broadly diverse country today.

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Kylie is a writer at LDS.net and graduate of BYU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She grew up in a Chicago suburb where she gained a passion for the Chicago Cubs. She enjoys writing and live event video production.