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Elder M. Russell Ballard: 'Day of the sons, daughters of Lehi is blossoming'

Published: Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Read story
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From left, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Jorge F. Zeballos and Elder Juan C. Barros greet participants in a priesthood leadership conference in Buenos Aires. (Photo courtesy of South America South Area)
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From left, Elder M. Russell Ballard, Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Jorge F. Zeballos and Elder Juan C. Barros greet participants in a priesthood leadership conference in Buenos Aires.
Almost nine decades have passed since Elder Melvin J. Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, gathered with a small group in a park in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and dedicated South America for the preaching of the gospel.