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.