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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Seminar

On Thursday we traveled to Mexico City for a Mission President's Seminar with the Area Presidency. We were able to go to the Temple and we received so much good counsel and training from our leaders. Hopefully we will be able to do a better job of leading and teaching our Missionaries. We appreciate all that our leaders do for us.


The Calls and the Johnsons
President Johnson is the Area President for Mexico


The Jespersons


The Romneys


The outgoing Mission Presidents and their wives
We have enjoyed getting to know these good brothers and sisters and will miss them.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Very Special Weekend

We had the great privilege this past weekend of having Elder David A. Bednar visit our Mission and the Stakes in Puebla. Elder Walter Gonzalez of the presidency of the Seventy, who set me apart for our mission, Elder Tenorio of the Seventy, and Elder Avila, an Area Seventy, and all of their wives also accompanied him.
On Saturday morning, we had a special Mission Conference from nine in the morning till noon. Just before we entered the chapel for our conference, Elder Bednar asked Robert what our missionaries needed to hear. Robert told him that more than half of our missionaries have never heard the voice of an Apostle and that simply hearing his voice would be a blessing to them. Before beginning the meeting the missionaries had the opportunity to shake Elder and Sister Bednar´s hands, as well as the other visitor´s hands. At 11:00 a.m., I wondered where the time had gone and was sad there was only one more hour. Elder Bednar led a discussion with the missionaries on faith and how to exercise it effectively. The Elders and Sisters asked many questions and Elder Bednar answered all of them. One of the best answers he gave to two of the missionaries was, "get a Book of Mormon, read through the Book with your question in mind and mark all the scriptures that give insight into your question. Then get a piece of paper and write a paragraph or two telling me what you learned, then email it to me." He said he didn´t want to grade it or anything, he was just interested in reading what they learned. Then he handed them a card with his email address. This was the basis of his teaching to us that day, to read, ponder, ask and seek revelation for ourselves through faith in Jesus Christ. This is the way we learn and grow and become spiritually dependent on the Holy Ghost, not another person. he emphasized that we are agents that need to act, not objects to be acted upon.
We could tell from their questions and the answers given that the missionaries were really internalizing what they were hearing and we know it will be a blessing to all of them to have met with him.
After the missionary meeting, we were able to have lunch with the twelve Stake Presidents in our mission and their wives and the visiting General Authorities. Then we were off to another couple of meetings, I went with Sister Bednar, Sister Gonzalez, Sister Tenorio and Sister Avila and Robert went with Elder Bednar, Elder Gonzalez, Elder Tenorio and Elder Avila, and then we attended another meeting in the evening with new converts and investigators under the direction of Elder Gonzalez. It was a very full day, but so wonderful to spend some of it with Elder Bednar.
On Sunday we attended a Special Meeting with the members of the La Paz Stake under the direction of Elder Gonzalez. He and his wife are very gracious and loving and we enjoyed spending the morning with them.

Sister Reeves (me), Sister Avila, Daisy, Sister Bednar, Sister Tenorio, Sister Mejia (the Temple President´s wife) and Sister Gonzalez. Sister Bednar´s translator for the day was Daisy, the secretary to the Area President, and it was her birthday on Saturday! We sang Happy Birthday to her and took this picture.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Every Three Months...

Zone Conferences for the month of April...

Chiautempan Zone
Elder Turner and Elder Williams are the Zone Leaders for this Zone

Elder Stevens and Elder Wennerholm and the Atlixco Zone

Elder Zuniga and Elder Bertha in the Tehuacan Zone

Elder Kenczka and Elder Myers and the Puebla Norte Zone

Elder Avendano and Elder Lundberg and the Tlaxcala Zone

Elder Thorpe and Elder Olson and the Sur Zone

Elder Pontsler and Elder Pineda and the Poniente Zone

Elder Kenczka teaching during the Zone Leaders time to train

Elder Pineda and Elder Walket and the Oriente Zone


Friday, April 6, 2012

April ZLC

Each month we have a Zone Leader Council. We do training, have lunch then take lots of pictures. These are the new Zone Leader Council since the last Transfer...


Our Assistants, Elder Bencomo and Elder Izaguirre

Elder Bertha

Elder Divildox

The Office Elders, Elder Rainford and Elder Hernandez


All of these Elders are new since our last ZLC
Elder Williams, Elder Thorpe, Elder Walker, Elder Olson, Elder Zuniga, Elder Myers, Elder Kenczka, Elder Pontsler and Elder Stevens


Popo looking good tonight.

Today was also Brian's birthday. He turned 18 today and he had a good day with Shani
nd his friends. Shani gave him a trip to the local Trapeze center. He had a blast!