Area Conferences from Monterrey to Santiago

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    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.

    Map of Central and South America

    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

    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.

    Illustrated by Parry Merkley