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.

    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