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Missionary Scripture

Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

About The Mission


The México México City Chalco Mission (Misión México Ciudad de México) was created out of the México México City Southeast and México México city South Missions on July 1, 2013. The new mission consisted of 6 Stakes; namely Meyehaulco, Ixtaplauca, Solidaridad, Chalco, Amecameca and Tecalco Stakes.

President and Sister Morales of theMMC Southeast Mission and President and Sister Valadez of the MMC South Mission spent hours and hours of their time in preparing for the creation of the new mission and sustained the creation of the MMC Chalco Mission by assigning to it some of their most faithful, diligent missionaries. The mission received a huge early blessing when Elder Alfredo C. Miron of the Seventy was assigned to assist in the missions efforts.

President and Sister Morales and President and Sister Valadez greeted President Jerald D. and Sister Janna P.Crickmore,of Cardiff-by-the-Sea,California, at the Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City on July 1, 2013, together with newly assigned Assistants to President
Crickmore, one from each mission, namely Elder Peter G. West(Southeast) and Elder Dallin C. Milner (South). The Morales generouslydrove President and Sister Crickmore to the new mission home located outside the mission in Lomas de Cocoyoc, in the State of Morelos, a distance of two hours from the airport.

President and Sister Crickmore spent July, 2013, traveling the mission to meet the 113 missionaries assigned to the new mission, including 8 sister missionaries, and then President Crickmore interviewed each missionary. July, 2013 also saw the mission's first Leadership Council in which President and Sister Crickmore, the Assistants tothe President, the Zone Leaders of the 5 existing zones (Meyehualco,Ixtapaluca, Solidaridad, Chalco y Volcanes) and 2 Sister Leaders participated.

In August, 2013, in a Mission President's Seminar in Mexico City, the Area Presidency invited each new mission to consider requiring up to 5 Sundays attendance by investigators before baptism, an increase from the 2 Sundays attendance then required. The MMC Chalco Mission accepted the invitation and subsequently held a mission wide special conference in the Chalco Stake Center to announce the change. The missionaries faithfully accepted the change and immediately began to see greater conversion in the families and individuals they taught and baptized,which they attributed to a lengthier time to teach them.

A number of firsts occurred in the early months of the Chalco Mission. In late July, 2013, the mission received itsfirst new missionaries, namely Elder Shazer I. Luis, Elder Guillaume G. Nava, Sister Belen Avila and Sister Yoseline A. Lopez, all among the first group tograduate from the new Mexico City Centro de Capacitación Misional. The mission’s first English speaking sister missionary, Sister Sandy T. F. Matuu, arrived in late October, 2013. And in November, 2013, the mission received its first Senior Missionary couple, Elder David P. and Sister Carolyn R. Bird, of Taylorsville, Utah. The Birds immediately established and organized the mission office, organizing and distributing referrals in a timely fashion, taking onthe heretofore neglected issues of missionary housing, and lending a hand in proselyting and creating tools for the missionaries to enhance their success.The Birds also recruited Senior Missionaries to staff the office,including couples who had served as Temple Workers but were left without an assignment while the Mexico City Temple is remodeled, expected to be completed in July, 2015.

In October, 2013, the Monday following the Church’s General Conference, the mission held its first mission wideSoccer Tournament in central Chalco. Snacks, pizza and drinks were provided and every missionary participated in the games. The competition was spirited, the jerseys and socks creative, and after a long, hot day of sport, the zone Meyehualco took home the trophy. Actually, the trophy bears Meyehualco’s name,but sits in the office to inspire future participants. It was cut by Humberto, a stone cutter along the road to the mission home.

Between November 12-15, 2013, Elder and Sister Arnulfo Valenzuela of the Seventy and Second Counselor in the Area Presidency, together with Elder and Sister Miron, toured the mission, emphasizing the importance of teaching to find new people and finding to teach new people. At the end of the tour, Elder Valenzuela commented on the excellence of the missionaries in the Chalco Mission and encouraged the mission to continue to raise its expectations in service to the Lord.

In December, 2013, the mission held its first Christmas Zone Conference, with inspired training and testimonies, humorous skits and a gift of socks and candy to each missionary. A highlight of the day was the White Elephant game, played by 134 missionaries.Sister Crickmore did a great job of extending the game and getting everyone laughing, after which everyone enjoyed tacos.

On February 8, 2014, Elder Dallin H.Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles invited the Chalco Mission and the MMC South Mission to the Stake Center on Temple Grounds. All missionaries were in place early and treated to a spiritual outpouring during Elder Oaks remarks.The Chalco missionaries were asked to come prepared to ask inspired questions of Elder Oaks and shone brightly during the subsequent question and answer session with him. The missionaries departed full of the Spirit and anxious to return to work in their areas.  

With the arrival of the new missionaries on March 3, 2014, the MMC Chalco Mission is now at 137missionaries, including 24 sister missionaries and Elder and Sister Bird. On that same date, a sixth zone, Mixquic, was formed to accommodate the increased number of missionaries now and in the future.



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21 And he commanded them that there should be no contention one with another, but that they should look forward with one eye, having one faith and one baptism, having their hearts knit together in unity and in love one towards another.
22 And thus he commanded them to preach. And thus they became the children of God.

Book of Mormon | Mosiah 18:21–22



“Hark! Listen to the Trumpeters” (Oíd el toque del clarín) is an old southern hymn that was a favorite of the soldiers of Zions Camp. As was common, this hymn was sung to a different musical arrangement than what was found in the hymnals of the time. This hymn, with the traditional arrangement, is found in: Southern Harmony (1835) #301; Deseret Sunday School Songs (English, 1909) #58; Relief Society Song Book (English, 1927) #90 and the LDS Hymns (Spanish) #153. The hymn is not found in the current LDS Hymns (English).

The Zion’s Camp musical arrangement is found in Doctrine and Covenants and Church History soundtrack with both an instrumental and a vocal arrangement. With its upbeat call to service, this hymn is a favorite of many Spanish speaking congregations and missionaries.

The México México City Chalco Mission (Misión México Ciudad de México Chalco) has adopted this hymn as its Mission Hymn (Himno de la Misión).

Listen to a short rendition of this hymn with the Zions Camp arrangement by using the following audio player. Other links are included to the traditional arrangements and an arrangement created especially for the Chalco Mission.