MARK AND LOLY’S STORY:
Loly and I met in 2005 while I was on a short term mission’s trip to Arica, Chile, where Loly was born and raised. We got married on October 8th 2006 and lived in Arica, Chile for our first year of being married. We were part of a small church in Arica of roughly 25 people. I was the youth leader and leadership teacher there, while Loly helped translate for me.
Arica is a city of 180,000 people, and in Chile 10% are Mormon. We lived right next door to a Mormon Chapel and a Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall. So seeing Jehovah’s Witnesses or Mormon missionaries walking around going door to door was totally normal for us.
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