Sr. Velazguez and Sr. Salas made all of these hats out of paper. The Zona Mexico Reforma was definately in high spirits as we celebrated the season together. B: Gonzalez, Pacheco, Marin, Kunz, Venegas, Williams, Ramos, Can, Carrillo, Man, Hernandez I., Flores. F: Pacheco, Hna. Velazquez, Hna. Salas, Pdte. y Hermana Clark, Elder Orme
Christmas 2009 in Mission Mexico Torreon
With the help of 5 Stake Relief Societies, we were able to provide a special Christmas dinner for each of the missionaries here in our mission. Here are some photos of the missionaries enjoying the spirit of the season. We encouraged them to enjoy a "White Christmas". By that, we hoped they could all experience the beauty of seeing one of their investigators enter the waters of baptism during the season when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who made it possible for all of us to live with our Heavently Father again, by obeying the commandment to be baptized.
B: Elders Grover, Ponce, Layland, Perez L., Zizumbo, Mills, Van Orden, Bonfil.
F: Castro, Sanchez, Strawn, y Slaugh
Each zone prepared songs to perform after dinner.
Hermana Del Rio of the Torreon Mexico Stake made this beautiful table and all the wonderful good food possible, with the help of her family. She makes the best tamales known to man.
Enjoying the day...
This meal was fabulous. The missionaries had all they could eat and more.
Stake leaders and the Del Rio family participated in chime ringing after dinner.
In Durango Mexico, President and Sr. Bretado enjoy visiting with other stake leaders. Brother Bretado serves as counselor to President Clark and also made our chimes to use.
Durango Mexico sings to everyone...
Sisters! Hermana Lopez, Hermana Gonzalez, and Hermana Clark visit after dinner.
B: Villeja, Thompson, Sepeda, Phillips, Montoya, Osuna, Lamb, Rodriguez Cordova, Adams, Robinson, M: Pedraza, Galeana, Amador, Pineda, Watson, Santana, Betoni, Hernandez M., Pdte. ClarkF: Martinez V., Nava, Hna. Lopez, E. Carlson, Hna. Gonzalez, Hna. Clark
(the quality of the other pictures of this group was too poor to post.)
F: Blanco, Morales, Hernandez V., Maguayal, Franco, Naumu, Perez Z., Morales C., Marquez, Pdte. Clark, Rios. B: Rivera, Von Bracht, Glauser, Moreno, Checketts
Elders Betoni, Hernandez M., and Carlson
Elder Checketts is always ready to help out on the piano.
(President Segura was released the Sunday before our dinner)
Our new Stake President in Durango Mexico, Pdte. Garcia and wife, are in the center of the group.
(sorry about the poor quality)
F: Benson, Jimenez, Sorensen, Castro
M: Ruiz A., Rincon, Bautista, Almaraz, Chatu, Shepherd, Stevens,
B: Mair, Barton, Packard, Trujillo, Gutierrez
F: Hermanas Cabrera and Romero
M: Guerrero, Lara, Lopez, Barton, De La Cruz, Mera, Miranda
B: Clonts, Diaz, Kober, Libby, Conner Nelson, Chagollan, Romero
Clark, Valencia, Guevara, Robb, Masterson, Maxfield, and Kjar
Elder Jones, Hermanas Espinoza and Perez, Bonfil and Weyland