Stability attracts Latin Americans to Mormonism
In Argentina and across traditionally Catholic Latin America, Mormon churches are multiplying and the region boasts the largest Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints membership outside the United States. They make up some 5.2 million of the Church’s 13.5 million global membership.
(Photo: Elder Shane Bowen (c) and Belgrano church members, 28 Dec 2008/Marcos Brindicci)
Kylie Stott from our Buenos Aires bureau visited the Belgrano Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints there, one of the 692 Mormon chapels in Argentina. She found that the perceived stability and status of the church is a draw for many Latin Americans who have lived through economic and political turmoil.