First of all--no missionary in Mexico is allowed to tract. This is not for safety as much as it is for fellowship. Many people were being baptized but not remaining active due to not having friends in the church. Therefore, as of November 1, with the exception of the occasional street contact when directed by the Spirit, all references are to come from active and less active members.
Second--all lessons MUST be taught in either the church building or in a house where a member is present. If no member is available, the lesson will be postponed.
Obviously this provides some challenges to missionary work, however, since tracting is actually the least effective way to work, we feel it will be a blessing to eliminate it.
In addition to explaining this emphasis and giving ideas on how to do it, we also had a man from Mexico City come and present on church safety regulations. That was very interesting and although we hope the information will never be needed, it is nice to know the missionaries are prepared.
Here are some pictures from our first zone conference:
Standing to recite "My Purpose" . . .
This week we stay in town for conferences with the three zones here and Thursday we have off to celebrate Thanksgiving with the senior couples in town. We are looking forward to that!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all.