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Saturday, July 7, 2012

History in the making!

On Friday, June 29, the President and I drove to the Airport in Puebla to meet the Christensen's, the new Presidents of the Mexico Puebla North Mission. On Sunday, July 1 our Mission was officially divided into two missions. We are so excited for the Christensens to have this wonderful opportunity to serve here in Puebla. We know they are going to love it!


One last picture at the Mission Offices with Elder Jackson and Elder Lopez,
who have been serving in the office with us as Secretaries for the North Mission.


...and with Elder Avendaño and Elder Williams, who have been serving with us as Assistants for the North Mission.

July 1 we were able to wear our new name badge with the name of our new mission on it...

Mt. Popocatepetl, our active volcano, will still be in our Mission.
It has been VERY active recently!


The week of the split of the Mission, we held our Zone Conferences with each of the Zones.
This marks the first Zone Conferences of the new Mexico Puebla SUR Mission!
We are so excited to be part of this historic moment in our mission.

La Zona Tehuacan
This Zone includes the Stake of Tehuacan and the District of Ignacio Mejia
 

La Zona Atlixco
This Zone includes the Stake of Atlixco and the District of Izucar


La Zona Sur
This Zone includes the Stakes of Valsequillo and Mayorazgo


Some of the Elders from the Zone sang the song "I Hope They Call Me On a Mission"
with a special solo by Elder Melaerts. It was fun and excellent!
You can see their practice session at the end of the post...


As one of the Zone Leaders, Elder Murphy has the opportunity to conduct some training for the Poniente Zone.

After the training, the elders and sisters have the opportunity to practice
several of the principles they have learned with each other.


Elder Sperry and Elder Foster


Elder Hernandez and his companion, Elder Colmenares


President Reeves listens as the Sisters and Elder Summers practice


Setting up for the picture, Elder Morga snapped a quick one of us before the missionaries sat down. I'm not sure Elder Kenczka approves of us hugging in public...

La Zona Poniente
This Zone includes the Stakes of Cholula and Nealtican


Because we are in Nealtican, we are very close to the volcano, Popocatepetl, but you can't even see it because of the huge storm that came in during the conference.




Elder Murphy and Elder Hammond, after the Conference...


After the Conference, the missionaries headed over to the home of the Luna Family for dinner.



Isn't this a classic Missionary picture? I love it!


On Friday, we sat down to our first Zone Leader Council lunch, following the Zone Leader Council meeting, for the Mexico Puebla Sur Mission. It seemed funny to only have 14 in attendance at our meeting today. We usually have 24 or more!


The Zone Leaders, Assistants and Office Elders...

back row... Elder Thorpe, Elder Olson, Elder Lovato, Elder Murphy, Elder Zuñiga, Elder Divildox, Elder Walker, Elder Gonzalez
front row... Elder Kenczka, Elder Wennerholm, President and Sister Reeves, Elder Morga, Elder Wiggington


video Elder Melaerts and Poniente Zone


Our new logo for the new Misión México Puebla Sur...

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