Latter-day Saint Life

Peruvian President Asks to Meet with LDS Apostle


What a positive example of the influence the LDS Church, its service, and its leaders have around the world.

It’s not unusual for visiting General Authorities to request a meeting with a nation’s president or other prominent civic leaders.

But when Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles recently visited the Peruvian capital, it was President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski who asked for time together.

“The [Peruvian] president asked for a meeting with us to express his personal appreciation to a senior [LDS] leader for the help the Church provided during the floods in Peru last spring,” he told the Church News.

President Kuczynski, he added, “is a great admirer of the Church” and is grateful “for what the Church is doing to help Peru through our many members in that country.”

Lead image from Deseret News
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