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Mexico Veracruz Mission

History …Corroborated…

(items submitted by returned missionaries and necessarily corroborated with some form of church historical documents)


The history of the Veracruz Mission really starts before it was called "The Veracruz Mission." On 27 March 1963 the Mexican Mission was split and one of the parts of that split was the south-eastern part of Mexico. The name for the new mission was The South-Eastern Mexican Mission. When church mission naming protocol changed on 10 June 1970, the name of the mission became The Mexico South-East Mission, the boundaries stayed the same.

The South-Eastern Mexican Mission encompassed 8 states and one territory of the Republic of Mexico, they were:

The states of Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Oaxaca, Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatán, and the territory of Quintana Roo.

When the South-Eastern Mexican Mission was created it contained 6 districts(no stakes):

Coatzacoalcos

Oaxaca

Poza Rica

Puebla

Veracruz

Yucatan

In these 6 districts were the following 44 branches:

Anona

Apizaco

Arriaga

Athxco

Campeche

Chetumal

Coatzacoalcos

Cordoba

Huixtla

Ignacia Mejia

Jalapa

Matamoros

Merida

Minatitlan

Nealtican

Oaxaca

Orizaba

Papantla

Parian

Poza Rica

Puebla North

Puebla South

Puebla

San Antonio Caclotepec

San Andres Tuxtla

San Carlos Libres

San Gabriel

San Jorge

Santiago Tenango

Santiago Xalintzintla

Tapachula

Tehuacan

Temosachic

Texmelucan

Teziutlan

Tierra Blanca

Tizimín

Tres Valles

Tuxpan

Tuxtla

Valladolid

Veracruz North

Veracruz South

Villahermosa

 

Approximate people count at the time of the formation of the mission was:

Place

Inhabitants

Church Members

South-East Mexican Mission

9,000,000

5,787

City of Veracruz

180,000

900

 

On the date of the formation of the mission (27 March 1963) seventy missionaries who had been called to the Mexican Mission were reassigned to the new South-Eastern Mexican Mission. They were:

Donald Kern McDougal

Daryl Lee Wilcox

Richard Floyd Abbott

James Stafford Haines

Robert Clifford Coons

Ralph Lorin Price

Roger Evans Bean

Fairen Bruce Keller

Richard J Rawlings

John Fritts Apgar, Jr.

Glen Andrian Whetten, Jr.

Neal Jay Devereaux

John Langdon DeLand, Jr.

Gene Howard Rosvall

Victor Ernest Decker

James Reed Luster

Michael S. Burraston

Jackson Ted Jessop

Howard Everett Vance

Dell Jay Harvey

Jaun Hípolito Flores

James Farnham Whitney

Leonard Rolla Williams

Rodney Reginald Jones

Douglas Edward Hoopes

Gilberto Alejandro Laguna Montoya

Adolfo Avalos Rico

Luís J David Pavón

Benjamín Maldonado Carbajal

Edward Lorell Clark

Federico Cortéz Alvarez

Efraín Aparicio Rincón

Martha Gabaldón

Guadalupe Ordoñez Palacios

Eleazar Soriano Aparicio

Benigno Peña Pech

Josefina Martinez Ramirez

Efraín Carrasco Guerrero

José Villarruel Rojas

Eleazar Rivera Rosales

Mario López Bisoso

Abner Benton Hunter, Jr.

Richard Earl Sellers

Thayne Steven Harris

James Joseph Holcombe

Leopoldo Garcia

Carlos Torres Quiros

Ester Mera Uribe

Josefina Lozano Herrera

Armando Villalobos Monroy

Ricardo Herrera Cerda

Robert Jay Whetten

Sara Garcia Serrano

Paul Young Thomas

David Laurance Tweten

James Dean Kinsey

Jose Luis Lara Castro

Elvia Zetina Vega

Angela Gómez Juárez

Jerry Warren Risley

Dale J Thayne

Ralph Edward Kurtz

Robert Willis Torrey

Jeanie Lynette Gifford

John Stephen Davidson

John Herron Giles

Humberto Carlos Uribe Rubalcava

Errol Rex McNeil

Esperanza Rodriguez Haro

(I know there are only 69 names on this list. The official church record states that there were70 missionaries, so I either neglected to copy one of the names or one of the names was left of that record. KDM)

The first mission office was located in the city of Veracruz at the corner of Simón Bolívar and Navegantes with the address Simón Bolívar #28. And the president's home was located only a block or so away at Navegantes #18.

 

In 1974 the name changed again, this time to The Mexico Veracruz Mission. And on 1 July 1975 the mission was split again. This time the area south and east of the state of Veracruz (along with the part of the state of Veracruz south of the Papaloapan River) became the new mission called The Mexico Villahermosa Mission (this mission was subsequently renamed The Mexico Merida Mission on 1 July 1978, and was later split again)

Approximate Mission Boundaries at the 1975 Split

 

 

After the Villahermosa Mission was split off, the Mexico Veracruz Mission encompassed most of the state of Veracruz (excluding the part south of the Papaloapan River), most of the state of Puebla, most of the state of Oaxaca, and the state of Tlaxcala. The cities covered with missionaries were:

Veracruz

Puebla

Oaxaca

Tlaxcala

Cardel

Carlos A. Carrillo

Cerro Azul

Ciudad Mendoza

Cordoba

Cosamaloapan

Gutierrez Zamora

Martinez de la Torre

Orizaba

Papantla

Poza Rica

Tierra Blanca

Tuxpam

Veracruz

Xalapa

Puebla

San Carlos Libres

Tehuacan

Teziutlan

Huajuapan de Leon

Loma Bonita

Oaxaca

Salina Cruz

Tuxtepec

Apizaco

The Veracruz Branch of the church was formed 5 September 1956. This name was abandonded on 7 October 1962 when the branch was divided. The new branches that took the place of the Veracruz Branch were called Veracruz North and Veracruz South. On 25 October 1970 a third branch in Veracruz was organized.

The first stake in Veracruz (The Veracruz Stake) was formed 15 June 1975 and on 16 January 1977 it was split to form the Veracruz Reforma Stake

 

Some time later the mission split again and other missions were formed from the extra pieces…these included Tuxtla-Gutierrez, Oaxaca, and Puebla.

If anyone out there could help me with more information about the history of the Mexico Veracruz Mission, please send the information.

KDM@inficad.com


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