|Born||September 7, 1925|
|💀Died||April 26, 1989 (aged 63)|
Lima, PeruApril 26, 1989 (aged 63)
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|First leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Peru.|
Roberto Vidal (7 September 1925, Lima, Peru, died 26 April 1989) was an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Peru who was the first stake president in that country.
Vidal was baptized along with his wife Elizabeth in 1959 into the LDS Church, less than two years after LDS Church missionaries first came to Peru.
Vidal was a banker by profession. He would eventually serve as a senior vice president of a major bank in Peru.
In the LDS Church, Vidal served as a branch president, district president and then as a counselor in the presidency of the Andes Mission, which had jurisdiction over Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. He was the first Peruvian to serve as a counselor in a mission presidency.
In February 1970, the first stake in Peru, which had just over 10,000 members, was organized with Vidal as president. The stake was organized by church Apostle Gordon B. Hinckley and A. Theodore Tuttle.
Vidal later served as a Regional Representative of the Twelve starting in 1976. From 1985 to 1988, Vidal was the president of the Ecuador Quito Mission of the church. In 1988, he was serving as the recorder for the Lima Peru Temple. Vidal died in 1989.
- Allen Litster, “Pioneering in the Andes,” Liahona, May 1997, p. 41
- Church News, February 6, 1988[full citation needed]
- Short history of LDS Church in Peru
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