Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Party

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. My parents called me on Christmas and told me how fun their Christmas party was and how cute the missionaries were. They sent me over 20 pictures from the Mission Christmas Party and rather than put them all on one post...I have decided to break them up into several posts over the next few days. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! I was just thinking about all of you and hope you enjoy that exciting phone call from your missionaries :) Merry Christmas from the Bailey Family!!

Friday, December 17, 2010

More Missionaries Arrive

This completes all but 1 of the 18 missionaries that have been waiting to get to Mexico since September. My mom told me that this was such an excited group!! They were so happy to actually be in Mexico and thrilled to be serving where they were called to serve. I don't usually add pictures of them loading their suitcases etc., but I thought it might be fun for you to see :)

These 3 Elders also arrived. They are from Peru and have also been waiting to get their visas. My mom said they were also very excited and a lot of fun!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Newest Missionaries

These are the two group of missionaries that arrived this week. My parents are so busy welcoming Elders and are loving it! There will be 3 more groups of Elders coming at the ends of this week.

These missionaries returned home Monday.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Feliz Navidad

This is a picture during Zone Leader Training. The mission home is all decorated and ready for the holidays!

Putting up the Christmas tree in the Mission Home.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Welcome Elders

I spoke with my parents tonight and they were happy to receive 2 more wonderful missionaries. These were two of the missionaries that have also been patiently waiting for their visas since September. Now they will be able to celebrate Christmas in Mexico!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Finally, Welcome Elders!!

I was reading my dads email today and the spirit touched my heart as he told his feelings of seeing these 5 missionaries that were all between 6'1 and 6'4 coming out of customs with fire in their eyes ready to teach the gospel. They have been waiting since September for their visas and they finally came! What a blessing we have in our lives...what a blessing to the people of Mexico to have these wonderful missionaries ready to serve the Lord.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Zone Leader Training/ Thanksgiving Dinner

My sister sent me a few more pictures of their trip. While they were there they were able to go to the Zone Leader Training. After the training, my mom had prepared a Thanksgiving Dinner for those that had attended. My dad loves to smoke meat and is really good at it! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving...I'm headed back to Payson to have Thanksgiving with all my siblings. It will be sad not having our parents there, but I am happy we will still be able to get together as a family and celebrate :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mexico City Temple

Two of my sisters had the opportunity to go visit my parents this week. I'm a little jealous, but look forward to my trip in April :) When my parents were set apart by Elder Holland we were instructed to visit our parents as often as possible, but not as tourists. He told us we needed to get down there, roll up our sleeves and go to work! My sisters told me that their favorite part of their visit was getting to know the missionaries and doing missionary work. These pictures are of their visit to the Mexico City Temple. The temple isn't in The Nothwest mission (It's actually in the Mexico City East Mission), but the missionaries have several opportunities to visit the temple during their mission. This picture is of my parents, sisters, and the Halostoc Zone with 16 of their investigators.

My parents and oldest sister, Amy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Elder Bischoff

Elder Bischoff was the first Elder to get his visa and arrive in Mexico. My parents were so excited to see him and he got a lot of attention since he arrived by himself. I was going to include him in the last post with the other American Missionaries, but didn't get his picture until this morning :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bienvenidos Elderes

They made it! I got an email from my parents tonight and they were excited to tell us all about the arrival of the American Elders. They arrived in Mexico at 2:45 Saturday afternoon and after getting through customs and the traffic (most of them were surprised by the traffic :) they arrived at the mission home at 4:30. After they arrived at the mission home they were fed and had a 3 hour training. Following the training, they were able to meet their companions and were taken to their new areas. By the time they got to their apartment it was near midnight. I'm sure they were tired. My parents explained how excited they were to meet these wonderful Elders and how neat it was to see their excitement. They are ready to get to work!

This mountain is called Chiquihuite. It is in the center of the mission.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mission Map

I have had a lot of people asking for a map of the mission. I have also added this map to the side bar and hope it will be helpful. If you click on this map and click on the map again it should enlarge so you can see it better :)






I spoke with my parents this morning and we are all so excited that some of the visas are starting to arrive. They have already welcomed the first American Elder (picture to come soon) and will welcome another group this weekend.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


These are the new native missionaries. Unfortunately, there were a few problems with the American Elder's visas. We are all praying that the visas will come through quickly. My parents are anxious to meet these wonderful missionaries.
Saying Goodbye