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A delegation led by Elder S. Mark Palmer of the Presidency of the Seventy met Peru’s president and minister of social inclusion at the Government Palace in Lima on Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Elder Palmer was joined by Elders Jorge T. Becerra and Rafael E. Pino of the South America Northwest Area Presidency.

“I am an admirer of the order and respect [the Church has] when doing things,” President Dina Boluarte said.

The Church of Jesus Christ supported the underserved rural town of Puno in southeastern Peru when Boluarte was minister of development and social inclusion — an action that she said impressed her and deepened her gratitude for the Church’s humanitarian work.

Elder Palmer said the Church is politically neutral and teaches its members to be good citizens.

“We will continue to carry out humanitarian aid projects that help the community and allow them to be self-sufficient,” he said.

At the end of the meeting, Elder Palmer presented President Boluarte with a Christus statue and a copy of the Book of Mormon with her name engraved on it.

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