Virgilio Simarrón was a leader in the Chachi native community of northern Ecuador—a position held by members of his family for many generations. But Virgilio’s life changed in 1996, when his son Wilson returned from studies with copies of the Book of Mormon.
Dutch Church members after World War II planted potatoes together to help heal spiritual wounds and restore unity. The project took on new meaning when they were asked to send their harvest to Germany.
West African Pioneer Preached the Gospel Before Missionaries
Fourteen years before LDS missionaries arrived in West Africa, Joseph William Billy Johnson was converted to the Church after reading the Book of Mormon and other tracts. He spent the next fourteen years laying a solid foundation for the Church in Ghana.