55 years ago today - Nov 25, 1967

Elder Spencer W. Kimball visits northern Brazil on a fact-finding assignment to determine where to expand or cut back missionary activity in the area. Many Brazilians are mixed-race with African-American heritage. Within a year, a new mission is created. Consideration of the race issue in Brazil informed Kimball, who later had a revelation on priesthood. Northern Brazil became one of the most successful missionary fields in the Church.

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