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Church Firsts in Peru (Photo Gallery)

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.

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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.

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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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