- 1913 • Brazil
German immigrants Max and Amalie Zapf became the first Church members in Brazil.
- December 25, 1925 • Buenos Aires, Argentina
Elder Melvin J. Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles dedicated South America for the preaching of the gospel.
- 1920s • Brazil
Many Germans, including several Church members, immigrated to Brazil in search of greater opportunity.
- 1927 • Brazil
Auguste Lippelt and others wrote letters to Church leaders elsewhere that Church materials and missionaries be sent to Brazil.
- December 1927 • Joinville, Brazil
Reinhold Stoof, president of the South American Mission, visited Brazil to explore the possibility of sending missionaries there.
- September 17, 1928 • Joinville, Brazil
William Fred Heinz and Emil A. J. Schindler arrived in Joinville and began teaching the German-speaking people of Brazil.
- April 14, 1929 • Joinville
Bertha Sell and her children, Theodor, Alice, Siegfried, and Adele, were baptized. They were the first converts baptized in Brazil.
- July 6, 1930 • Joinville
The first branch in Brazil was organized in Joinville, with missionary David J. Ballstaedt as president.
- October 11, 1933 • Joinville
The first Relief Society in Brazil was established in Joinville, with Toni Barsch as president.
- May 25, 1935 • São Paulo, Brazil
The Brazilian Mission was organized in São Paulo, with Rulon S. Howells as mission president. The primary language of the mission was German.
- July 14, 1935 • São Paulo
The first district in Brazil was organized in São Paulo, with Emil A. J. Schindler as president.
- 1938 • Brazil
The Joseph Smith Story was translated into Portuguese. This was the first official Church publication in Portuguese.
- 1939 • Brazil
Portuguese became the official language of the Brazilian Mission.
- 1939 • Brazil
At the start of World War II, the Church closed all European missions, and more missionaries were called to Brazil.
- March 1940 • São Paulo
The Book of Mormon was published in Portuguese.
- May 1940 • São Paulo
The first Portuguese-speaking district was established in Brazil, with Melvin Morris as president.
- 1943 • São Paulo and Campinas, Brazil
Local members were called to lead branches in São Paulo and Campinas.
- November 1943 • Brazil
As Brazil and the United States entered World War II, all North American missionaries were evacuated from Brazil.
- 1946 • Campinas
Alfredo Lima Vaz was called as a missionary. He was the first native Brazilian to serve as a full-time missionary.
- January 1948 • Brazil
The first issue of A gaivota (the Seagull), the first Portuguese-language periodical of the Church in Brazil, was published.
- 1954 • Brazil
During the first visit of President David O. McKay, he authorized an expanded program for building meetinghouses throughout the country.
- 1971 • Brazil
The seminary and institute program was organized in Brazil.
- March 1, 1975 • Buenos Aires
During an area conference in Buenos Aires, President Spencer W. Kimball announced that the first temple in South America would be built in São Paulo.
- 1978 • São Paulo
The Brazil Missionary Training Center, the first outside the United States, was established in São Paulo.
- June 8, 1978 • Salt Lake City, Utah
President Spencer W. Kimball announced a revelation extending the priesthood to all worthy male members of the Church.
- October 30, 1978 • São Paulo
Spencer W. Kimball dedicated the São Paulo Brazil Temple, the first temple in South America.
- 1979 • São Paulo
José B. and Diva Euzébia Puerta, the first temple president and matron from Brazil, were called to preside at the São Paulo Brazil Temple.
- February 22–26, 1983 • São Paulo
Latter-day Saint artists from Brazil participated in an exhibition at the Galeria Prestes Maia in São Paulo.
- April 6, 1985 • Salt Lake City
Hélio da Rocha Camargo was called as a General Authority Seventy. He was the first General Authority called from Brazil.
- April 1990 • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Helvécio Martins, a native of Rio de Janeiro, was called as the first General Authority of African descent.
- December 15, 2000 • Recife, Brazil
President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Recife Brazil Temple.
- December 17, 2000 • Porto Alegre, Brazil
Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Porto Alegre Brazil Temple.
- May 17, 2002 • Campinas, Brazil
Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Campinas Brazil Temple.
- November 22, 2007 • Brazil
A special plenary session of the Federal Senate was held to recognize the Church’s humanitarian efforts in Brazil.
- June 1, 2008 • Curitiba, Brazil
President Thomas S. Monson dedicated the Curitiba Brazil Temple.
- June 10, 2012 • Manaus, Brazil
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, then of the First Presidency, dedicated the Manaus Brazil Temple.
- April 6, 2013 • Salt Lake City
Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple.
- April 29, 2015 • São Paulo
Elder D. Todd Christofferson spoke at the interfaith Celebration of Religious Freedom event.
- April 3, 2016 • Salt Lake City
Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the Belém Brazil Temple.
- April 2, 2017 • Salt Lake City
Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the Brasília Brazil Temple.
- March 31, 2018 • Salt Lake City, Utah
Ulisses Soares was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the first Apostle from Brazil and South America.
- June 2, 2019 • Fortaleza, Brazil
Elder Ulisses Soares dedicated the Fortaleza Brazil Temple.