Latin American Library Placement Project

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Marian Hughes, a Urantia Book reader and IUA member from Hawaii, along with several other committed readers, January Morgan, Carolina Arana, and Martha Villuendas, recently traveled through Chile and Argentina to place copies of El Libro de Urantia donated by Urantia Foundation in libraries and universities and to meet with readers. All together, forty Spanish and ten English books were placed across the Lake District of southern Chile and in the southwest of Argentina. Books were placed in libraries and universities in Chile in the towns of Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Osorno, Valdivia, Pucon, Temuco, Villarrica, Chaiten, and Parque Pumalin. In Argentina books were placed in the towns of Bariloche, Bolson, and Esquel. All books were well received by librarians and other interested individuals.

A meeting for anyone interested in The Urantia Book was organized in Bariloche, Argentina with the assistance of the Foundation's Representative in Argentina, Carlos Rubinsky. This was the first meeting of its kind to be held in Bariloche and twenty-one people attended. Many of them learned about The Urantia Book for the first time.

Throughout the trip Marian and her traveling companions met many individuals who showed an interest in the book. Marian reports: One thing that we have learned is that many young people from Europe travel down here. The best place to put books is in the Hostels. And Today I made a connection with a bookstore owner who said that he has sold over 80 Urantia Books and that he is reading the book himself He asked me to write down my favorite parts. While I was in the shop an Argentinean woman, who lives in Houston, said that a friend had told her about the book some time ago and she didn't really pay any attention, but now she would get one and start to read. This is just another example of being in the right place at the right time. That has been happening quite a bit on this trip.

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