Monday, January 25, 2010

Celebrating Christmas in the Mission--2009

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.

Zona Torreon Mexico
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.

Zona Durango Del Valle
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
Zonas Torreon Jardine y Madero
(the quality of the other pictures of this group was too poor to post.)

Zona Durango Mexico
F: Blanco, Morales, Hernandez V., Maguayal, Franco, Naumu, Perez Z., Morales C., Marquez, Pdte. Clark, Rios. B: Rivera, Von Bracht, Glauser, Moreno, Checketts

Elder Bonfil, Mission Secretary, leads a group in Christmas Carols while waiting for dinner.
Elders Betoni, Hernandez M., and Carlson

Elder Checketts is always ready to help out on the piano.
Hermana and President Segura of the Durango Mexico Stake
(President Segura was released the Sunday before our dinner)

A team effort in Durango.
Our new Stake President in Durango Mexico, Pdte. Garcia and wife, are in the center of the group.

Fresnillo Zone
(sorry about the poor quality)
F: Benson, Jimenez, Sorensen, Castro
M: Ruiz A., Rincon, Bautista, Almaraz, Chatu, Shepherd, Stevens,
Ruiz V.
B: Mair, Barton, Packard, Trujillo, Gutierrez
Zona Zacatecas
F: Hermanas Cabrera and Romero
M: Guerrero, Lara, Lopez, Barton, De La Cruz, Mera, Miranda
B: Clonts, Diaz, Kober, Libby, Conner Nelson, Chagollan, Romero
Zonas La Laguna y Gomez Palacio
Clark, Valencia, Guevara, Robb, Masterson, Maxfield, and Kjar

Elder Jones, Hermanas Espinoza and Perez, Bonfil and Weyland

Elders Michael, Stoor, Cruz, Santana, Hurtado, Galt and Barragan

A heavenly choir led by Elder Mora

Playing chimes with Hermana Clark: Hna. Espinoza, Elders Espronceda, Cruz, Navarette, Abbot, Robb and Masterson

The entire group in Gomez Palacio
(La Laguna and Gomez Palacio Zones)

1 comment:

  1. My name is Jacob Hansen. I served in the Mexico Torreon mission from August 2000 to August of 2002. I can't tell you how excited I was to find this blog about the mission. It brought back so many memories being able to hear about the areas I've served in and to see familiar faces and places. The gospel is true!!!! Keep on blogging.