Latter-day Saint Life

President Nelson Embarks on Five-Country Tour to Greet Latter-day Saints, World Leaders


The tireless, hardworking leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins another international trip this weekend.

President Russell M. Nelson will visit the faith’s members in five Latin American countries.

The first three days go like this: A devotional Saturday night in Guatemala City, Guatemala, after flights totaling 2,956 miles. A devotional Sunday night in Bogota, Colombia, after a 1,135-mile flight. Another devotional on Monday night in Quito, Ecuador after a flight of 384 miles.

Three days. Three flights. Some 4,475 miles. Three devotionals with large numbers of Latter-day Saints. And, if the pattern holds, in some places he will meet with national leaders or other dignitaries. And that’s just the beginning. 

Story by Tad Walch, Deseret News; lead image by Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News