“Two New Missions Formed,” Ensign, Mar. 1977, 91–92
Two new missions have been formed in South America, making 20 missions in South America and 149 worldwide.
The Chile Santiago North Mission, formed from the Chile Santiago Mission, has Berkley Arnold Spencer as the mission president. The Peru Lima North Mission, formed from the Peru Lima Mission, has Jose Armando Sousa as mission president.
President Spencer is a native of Logan, Utah, and an associate professor of sociology at Brigham Young University. He has served as administrator of Church schools in South America.
President Sousa, a native of Lima, has been employed as the Peru division coordinator for the Church’s Department of Seminaries and Institutes of Religion. He has a degree in engineering from the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria. His Church service has included several years as a counselor to mission presidents in Peru.
Chile is in an area supervised by Elder Robert E. Wells of the First Quorum of the Seventy, and Peru is in an area supervised by Elder A. Theodore Tuttle of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy.