"The discipline contained in daily obedience and clean living and wholesome lives builds an armor around you of protection and safety from the temptations that beset you as you proceed through mortality."
-Elder L. Tom Perry
Elder Smart and Elder Clark with a few extra "passengers"
"Our baptism of Getzemaní! Her mom and little brother have their baptisms planned for the end of this month, they are such a super family!"
"You gotta be twiners for these special occasions"
and then ... there was before changes-
Elder Santos providing "service"... such a great opportunity
Family Home Evening at the Stake Presidents house in Tulancingo
Jungle Time in Molango
Molango sure enjoys a visit from the Zone Leaders every other cycle...
"President, you say no to dogs, cats, and birds for a pet. How about this cute little thing- I heard you used to have pet pigs!"
the beauties of Molango-
Elder Campuzano "dying"- (not really- he gave 110% til the last minute)- his district mourning his final days in the mission-
The "elders" pretending to be the "sisters"... and vice versa
Loving us the craziness of the mission...
Monday Morning Arrivals
Including 16 from the Mexico City CCM
4 from the Provo, Utah MTC
Mexico Pachuca Mission Stats
- 20 Incoming Missionaries
- 5 Elders Returning Home Honorably
- 6 Missionaries returned home this cycle for various reasons early
- Opened 6 new areas and reopened 1 area
- Total of #192 missionaries after the "dust" settled
- November will be Zone Conferences and December our Christmas Devotionals
- September 2014- Mission finished with #78 baptisms
Tuesday... and then there were changes
and I think they are off and running
Oh man.... these suitcases aren't going to all fit!
How come the Sisters pack so much stuff?
Thank you Bishop for bringing your truck to transport these six missionaries things to their new areas...We couldn't do it with out so many great members!
Happy to be in the service of our Lord, Jesus Christ....
and then there are the goodbyes of the returning five.
Goodbyes are not forever.
Good byes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!
Wednesday District Meeting in Apan-
President Egbert visited a Pachuca Sur District - the Assistants went to the Pachuca Centro Zone and I headed to Apan/Sahgun district. Love our great missionaries serving there, including our senior couple who really help with district meeting practices.
Our three daughters flew into see us for a few days- we are so grateful for their husbands at home who handled the grand kids and held the fort down in their absence.
(Tahlia Mae 20, Tia Marie 26, and Taysia Kai 25.)
Nothing like the girls and their "daddy".... oh how he misses them!
Tia Marie helping prepare 4th quarter birthday gifts for the missionaries to be handed out in the November Zone Conferences-and Taysia Kai making cookies for the "New Missionary Orientation"- she is a goddess in the kitchen! and where is the little one? In Presidents (dad's) office reviewing school finances and upcoming options as she prepares for Physicians Assistant School.
Friday -"New Missionary Orientation"
We are so grateful for the Assistants, Sister Leader Trainer Trainers and office secretaries that play such a huge role in this training of new missionaries and their trainers.
Our girls taking in the view... and they brought the donuts, juice, and cookies.
New Missionary and Trainer Orientation- October 2014
A little family time
Friday afternoon we did a family trip to the local "TuZoofari" We had such a great time together... the grand kids would have loved this though!
President Egbert went to Mexico City for a Special Training for all Stake Presidents, Counselors, Bishops/Branch Presidents, and Mission Presidents for the Mexico Pachuca Mission and Mexico City East Mission. President commented it was a great training by inspired servants of the Lord- Elder Anderson- Elder Maines and the Area Presidency
Elder Ferrin and Elder Jones
These wonderful Elders at the church to fill the font for a baptism!
After President returned home later we grabbed a bite to eat with the assistants-
and then off in the morning for a special Stake Conference in Pachuca Centro. Our girls are back on an airplane Monday morning for home. Thank you to all the missionaries who gave us time with our family.