Salvation Army operations were commenced in Chile soon after the arrival of Brigadier and Mrs William T. Bonnet to Valparaíso on 1 October 1909. The first corps was opened in Santiago on 28 November, with Captain David Arn and Lieutenant Alfred Danielson as officers. Adjutant and Mrs David Thomas, with Lieutenant Zacarías Ribeiro, pioneered in Peru in March 1910. The work in Bolivia, started in December 1920, was planned by Brigadier Chas Hauswirth and established by Adjutant and Mrs Oscar E. Ahlm. Quito saw the Army’s arrival in Ecuador on 30 October 1985 under the command of Captain and Mrs Eliseo Flores Morales.

Territorial Headquarters: Avda. España 46, Santiago, Chile

Postal address:

Casilla 3225
Santiago 1

tel: [56] (2) 671 8237/695 7005;
fax: [56] (2) 698 5560
email: southamericawest@salvationarmy.org

Countries included in the territory: Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador,

Languages in which the gospel is preached: Aymara, Quechua, Spanish

Publications: El Grito de Guerra (The War Cry), El Trebol (Women’s Ministries Annual Magazine and Programme Aids)