Alfredo Salas was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina to a humble hardworking family. When he was eleven years old, his whole family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The family had been Catholic, and even Alfredo’s father, who leaned towards atheism, was intrigued by the missionaries’ message. For Alfredo, the plan of salvation was particularly compelling.

When he was a teenager, the family moved to Buenos Aires which opened up several opportunities for the family. He served a mission in Argentina, married, and years later moved to the U.S. with his wife and three children to obtain an MBA from Brigham Young University. This experience opened up new job opportunities in Argentina for him when he returned.

Alfredo eventually served as a stake president in Argentina, as well as a mission president. He has five children one of whom lives in the United States.

Alfredo feels that he has benefitted from his many migrations, as he has had the chance to see the church function in well-established places such as Utah, but also in the poorest and smallest branches in Argentina. He has also had the opportunity to see the church evolve in Argentina, as it went from a somewhat unknown church to one that is widely recognized today.

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