The first thing these four missionaries, Las Casas, Luis Cancer, Pedro de Angula, and Rodrigo de Larada, had to do was to learn the language of the country, which was called the Quichi. It was no easy task, for none of them were young, Las Casas, their prior, being now sixty-one years of age.
He was here joined by Francisco de Montejo, Diego de Soto, Angula, Garci Caro, Sebastian Rodriquez, Gutierrez, Rojas, not he commonly called the wealthy, a lad named Santa Clara, two brothers named Los Martinez de Frexenal, and Juan, de Najara, not the deaf man of the tennis court in Mexico. These were all men of quality, besides whom there were many others whose names I do not now remember.
Father Luis also visited other parts of the country, and when he returned, after several months, to his companions there was great rejoicing over the results of his labors. Las Casas himself now went into The Land of War, taking with him Father Pedro de Angula.