This is an historic moment for the Misión Chalco and for the México City area in general. Los Alvarado are the first native speaking Senior Missionary Couple to be called from the area while living at home.
Los Alvarado have been helping as volunteers in the Mission Office since the first part of January 2014. With their call as full-time missionaries, Los Alvarado will train and take over several of the Mission Office responsibilities and help the Office Elders have time in the field.
In addition to their Mission Office assignments, Los Alvarado will work with the Porvenir Ward, their home ward, and the Chalco Stake in the Work of Salvation (la Obra de Salvación). Los Alvardo will also help train and mentor new Senior Missionaries and Couples that will be receiving missionary calls to serve in the México City Chalco Misión.
Los Alvarado are also pioneers in the Church in México helping in the growth of the Church from little Branches to large Wards and Stakes. Standing in the middle front of this photo is Sister Alavardo as a child with her family before they became members of the Church.
Los Alvarado recently trained for one week at the México City CCM (MTC). There were ten couples who participated in this training. Of the ten only los Alvarado and one other couple were "vivir en casa" (live-at-home) missionaries. This will change as we have at least two more couples completing their recommendations to serve as full-time missionaries "vivir en casa."