Area Conferences from Monterrey to Santiago


Two series of conferences, one in Mexico and Central America, the other in western South America, will be held in February and March, 1977, by the First Presidency and other General Authorities. More than 240,000 members of the Church live in the thirteen nations invited.

The schedule for the first series of conferences is:

Monterrey, Mexico, February 17–18, in La Plaza de Toros, for members in northern and northwestern Mexico.

Mexico City, February 19–20, for members in central, south, and southeast Mexico.

Guatemala City, Guatemala, February 21–22, in the Teodoro Palacios Gymnastic, for members in Guatemala and El Salvador.

San Jose, Costa Rica, February 23–24, in El Gimnasio Nacional, for members in Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Elder Howard W. Hunter of the Council of the Twelve, area adviser for Mexico and Central America, has been supervising preparations for these conferences, assisted by Elder J. Thomas Fyans of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, who is an area supervisor residing in Mexico City.

The second series of conferences includes:

Lima, Peru, February 24–27, in the Amauta Gran Teatro Auditorio, for members in Peru.

Santiago, Chile, February 28–March 1, in the Estadio de Chile, for Chilean members.

La Paz, Bolivia, March 2–3, in the Coliseo Cerrado, for Bolivian members.

Bogota, Colombia, March 2–6, in Coliseo El Salitre, for members in Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

Elder Bruce R. McConkie of the Council of the Twelve and area adviser for western South America has been overseeing these conference preparations, assisted by Elder A. Theodore Tuttle of the Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy, who is an area supervisor residing in Quito, Ecuador.

Mexico City hosted its first area conference in August 1972; the remaining seven conferences will be firsts in their areas.

Each conference includes general sessions, a priesthood session, a cultural program, and a mother-daughter session.

Church Units Covered by This Area Conference

Stakes

Missions

No. Districts

No. Wards and Branches

No. Schools

Mexico (27 stakes)

Chalco Mexico Colonia Juárez Mexico Cuautla Mexico Guadalajara Mexico Mexico City Mexico Aragón Mexico City Mexico Arbolillo Mexico City Mexico Camarones Mexico City Mexico Churubusco Mexico City Mexico Ermita Mexico City Mexico Industrial Mexico City Mexico Moctezuma Mexico City Mexico Netzahualcoyotl Mexico City Mexico Satelite Mexico City Mexico Tacubaya Mexico City Mexico Villa de las Flores Mexico City Mexico Zarahemla Monclova Mexico Monterrey Mexico Monterrey Mexico East Poza Rica Mexico Puebla Mexico La Paz Puebla Mexico Valsequillo Tampico Mexico Tijuana Mexico Tula Mexico Valle Hermoso Mexico Veracruz Mexico

Mexico Guadalajara Mexico Hermosillo Mexico Mexico City Mexico Monterrey Mexico Torreón Mexico Veracruz Mexico Villahermosa

27

371

40

Guatemala

Guatemala City Guatemala Guatemala City Guatemala West Quezaltenango Guatemala

Guatemala Guatemala City

2

23

 

El Salvador

San Salvador El Salvador San Salvador El Salvador East

El Salvador San Salvador

2

20

 

Costa Rica

Costa Rica San José

5

(includes districts in Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá)

34

 

Venezuela

Venezuela Caracas

4

21

 

Colombia

Colombia Bogotá Colombia Cali

5

26

 

Ecuador

Ecuador Quito

5

23

 

Peru

Lima Peru Lima Peru West

Peru Lima

5

42

1

Bolivia

Bolivia La Paz

5

37

1

Chile

Santiago Chile La Cisterna Santiago Chile Providencia Santiago Chile República Viña del Mar Chile

Chile Concepción Chile Santiago

8

69

5

[photos] Photography in this section was provided by Bob Loosle, Stephen Olsen, Kirt Olson, Clive Romney, Elder Ernie Sego, Richard Vernon, Elder Russell Willis, and Elder Daniel Woodbury.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Parry Merkley