Sunday, October 23, 2016

About the Mexico MTC

The Mexico Missionary Training Center was established in 1979 in Campestre Churubusco in Mexico City, with missionaries receiving their training through the Churubusco stake. In 1980, Ernest LeRoy Hatch was called as the MTC president. He and his wife, both from the Mormon colony in Chihuahua, took care of all training and administration. At that time each group of missionaries numbered between 40 and 50. The Relief Society sisters from Tlalpan, Churubusco, and Ermita made tortas (sandwiches) for the missionaries’ lunch, the only meal they would eat until they returned to the Brasilia Hotel, which served as their residence. 

In 1983, missionaries began residing and training at the temple complex in Mexico, using space in the Aragon stake center until November 28, 2006, when the old Aragon stake center was rededicated as the missionary training center building. 

In June of 2013 the Church High School, “Centro Escolar Benemérito de las Américas” was converted into the second largest Missionary Training Center and a large number of North Americans assigned to Spanish speaking missions in the western hemisphere began to be trained there.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

President & Sister Mullen

24 New Mission Presidents Called to Serve Beginning July 2014

  • 1 MAY 2014

John Harold Mullen III, 63, and Jana Rae Low Mullen, five children, Lafayette Ward, Oakland California Stake, succeeding President Paul F. Smart and Sister Karen L. Smart. Brother Mullen is a former counselor in a stake presidency, bishop, stake mission president, elders quorum president, Scoutmaster, ward mission leader, and missionary in the Chilean Mission. Retired CPA, managing director, WTAS LLC. Born in Shields Township, Ill., to John Harold Mullen Jr. and Charlotte Beth Romney.
Sister Mullen serves as a temple ordinance worker and is a former stake Primary president, ward Relief Society, Young Women, Primary president, and Church-service missionary. Born in Las Vegas, Nev., to Wendell Blair Low and Janet Harris Low.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Sister Tonini's Mission Call

Mission Call!

Dear Sister Tonini

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You are assigned to labor in the California Riverside Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Mexico Missionary Training Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language. 

Our first two children opened their mission calls far away from home.  We were so grateful to be able to fly Corina home for the weekend so that she could open it here with us (although she was Face Timing her roommates and other friends from BYU-I).

She will be serving in the same mission as her brother Drew (although he was English speaking).

Let the adventure begin!