Do Pinhão á Araucària : From the Pine Nut to the Araucaria-Profiles of the Early Members of the LDS Church in Curitiba, Brazil
Brigham Young University
This thesis examines the lives of eighteen early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who currently reside in Curitiba, Brazil. While the Church has been in Curitiba since 1938, only small-scale attempts to record the history of early Church members have been made and they are limited to factual interviews by the Church Historical Department. This thesis is an original creative work which expands the limited research already done in this region with early members of the Church. The original research involved one-on-one interviewing, translation experimentation, and extensive profile writing. The individual profiles explore these faithful members' lives and their miraculous conversions to the Church, as well as their continued and dedicated service as members of the Church.