Thomson, James “Diego” (1788–1854). Innovative Scottish pioneer missionary to Latin America. Born in Scotland, Thomson was one of the first Protestant missionaries to Latin America, arriving in Argentina in 1818 as an agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He also represented the Lancastrian Educational Society, which promoted schools in which older students helped teach the younger ones and…

Penzotti, Francisco (1851–1925). Italian missionary in South America. Born in Chaivenna, Italy, at the age of thirteen he emigrated to Uruguay, South America. In 1875 he heard the gospel and shortly thereafter became a Christian within the Methodist Church. He threw his heart into the spread of the Scriptures as a Bible distributor with the American Bible Society throughout Argentina,…