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Two German Mormon converts immigrating to Argentina shared their faith as members of The Church of Jesus Christ through the news media, and the growth of the Church in that area of South America began slowly bnefore becoming a powerful area of the Church, as prophesied by Elder Ballard.
President Benton and Sister Benton currently preside over the Buenos Aires West Mission in Argentina. Pushing 400, 000 LDS members (Mormons) in Argentina, the gospel continues to roll forward. Yet, there are about 40 million people in Argentina–most of whom are of European descent, particularly of Spanish and Italian descent–with many wonderful people yet to reach.
There are about 168 missionaries in Buenos Aeres, the majority of whom are from Chile, and about 63 are Latin, of whom the majority are from Chile. There are 14 sisters currently serving.
A little more than two years ago, we began a pilot program to teach English to the Latin missionaries. Elder and Sister Smith, missionaries from Orem, Utah, now serving in Buenos Aires, oversee that program. There are three books with Church-related content, in 25 modules, for the Latins to learn English. At the end of the course, they take a test and can receive a certificate from BYU for that course. In President Benton’s words:
The joy of that is that we are training up great leaders of the future; it dramatically blesses them to find employment of a higher calibre.
President and Sister Benton have issued about 40-45 of those certificates to Latin missionaries over the past two years.
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