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Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has served as a General Authority for more than eight years—a tenure that’s allowed him to visit scores of nations and worship alongside Latter-day Saints speaking an array of languages.

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But in an ever-growing and dynamic Church, he can still discover moments of spiritual wonder and divinely appointed “firsts.”

One such first occurred on June 4, when Elder Renlund created the first Q’eqchi’-speaking stake in Guatemala—the Senahu Guatemala Stake.

“The members of the new stake are sturdy, wonderful and resilient,” he told the Church News. “They have a remarkably proud heritage and they are strong members of the Church.”

Presiding at the creation of the Senahu Guatemala Stake was a historic highlight of Elder Renlund’s recent travels (June 1-12) across Central America. He and his wife, Sister Ruth L. Renlund, visited five nations—Guatemala, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Honduras—and met with thousands of members and missionaries.

To read the full article on the Church News, click here