Eduardo Balderas, the brother-in-law of the subject of this article, was the
first full-time translator for the LDS church. Besides helping translate the
Doctrine and Covenant into Spanish with Antoine R. Ivins, he also was the sole
translator for the initial translation of the Pearl of Great Price into Spanish,
and translated about half the hymns.Probably Brother Balderas' most
important contribution was being with Ivins one of the two men who did the first
translation of the temple ceremony ever in this dispensation. Brother Balderas
also did live interpretations of many general authorities talks, including the
one in the early 1970s by President Lee in which he powerfully counseled the
members to built Zion in Mexico, a talk that reshaped the vision of what the
Church could be in that land, and is one of the key factors in there being 12
temples in that country.
Heavenly Father's special angels: sister missionaries.
I'm so glad my husband came across this article. Karma Houston was my
husband"s aunt. We knew about her mission to Mexico but never heard her
tell this story.
Wonderful story! Such a great Lady/Sister for her example, work and enduring to
the end. God bless her, and all of us to work to do as well!