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Primary, Young Women and Relief Society leaders minister in Mexico

Sister Michelle D. Craig, Sister Amy A. Wright, and Sister J. Anette Dennis visit children, youth and women in Puebla

Sisters Michelle D. Craig, J. Anette Dennis and Amy A. Wright visit the Puebla Mexico Temple

Left to right, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor of the Young Women general presidency; Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency; and Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, visit the Puebla Mexico Temple in Puebla, Mexico, on March 17, 2023.

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Primary, Young Women and Relief Society leaders minister in Mexico

Sister Michelle D. Craig, Sister Amy A. Wright, and Sister J. Anette Dennis visit children, youth and women in Puebla

Sisters Michelle D. Craig, J. Anette Dennis and Amy A. Wright visit the Puebla Mexico Temple

Left to right, Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor of the Young Women general presidency; Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency; and Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, visit the Puebla Mexico Temple in Puebla, Mexico, on March 17, 2023.

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The weekend of March 17-20 in Puebla, Mexico, included training, ministering visits, devotionals and meetings with government representatives for Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency; Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, and Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency.

The leaders also visited the site of the Puebla Mexico Temple, which is nearing completion.

Devotional for Primary children

In a gathering at the Puebla Mexico La Libertad Stake Center on March 18, Sister Wright shared a special message for the hundreds of children from President Russell M. Nelson: “We love you, we trust you, and we need you.” 

“You are an important part of Jesus Christ’s Church, and we hope you know it and feel it,” Sister Wright said. 

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A children’s choir from stakes in Puebla, Mexico, sings during a devotional with Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, at the Puebla Mexico La Libertad Stake Center, March 18, 2023.

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According to a report on the Church’s Mexico Newsroom, Sister Wright taught the children through music that they are children of God with a very important purpose. After singing “Come, Follow Me,” she invited the children to share how they felt while singing that song. The children shared that they felt peace, tranquility, love, joy, relief. She testified how important it is to know how the Holy Ghost speaks individually to them. 

Speaking to the parents in the meeting, Sister Wright said, “When we know the Holy Ghost is present, it is important that we stop and invite (children) to share how they feel right now. It is not necessarily with tears [that the Holy Spirit manifests] but often through other feelings that are unique to them ... and they must learn to recognize it.” 

The children drew a picture of one thing they could do to follow Jesus Christ, applying what they learned in the meeting. Sister Wright concluded by sharing her testimony. ”I testify that you have the capacity to be mighty instruments in the hands of the Lord as together we prepare for His Second Coming.” 

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Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, and children from stakes in Puebla, Mexico, show the pictures they drew of following Jesus Christ on March 18, 2023.

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Relief Society devotional

The evening of March 18, Sister Dennis participated in a special devotional for Relief Society sisters from 16 stakes in and around the city of Puebla, Mexico.

She quoted President Nelson who has taught that every woman who participates in priesthood ordinances and who makes and keeps covenants with God has direct access to His priesthood power. She invited the sisters who hadn’t yet entered the temple to prepare to make temple covenants, so they become “women with the power of God.” 

Sister Dennis also emphasized the importance of home-centered gospel learning and the necessity of finding ways to teach gospel principles to the rising generation in a way that is meaningful to them. “All of us have children and youth in our spheres of influence,” she said.

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A woman takes notes during a devotional with Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency, in Puebla, Mexico, March 18, 2023.

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Devotional for youth

On March 19, Sister Craig addressed a large gathering of young men and young women and their parents from stakes around Puebla.

Sister Craig shared a story of her father and brothers climbing a very high mountain. When her father wanted to turn around because he thought it was too steep, the guide gave some wise counsel that can apply to the mountains one climbs in life. “Put your feet where I put mine and don’t look down.”

She spoke about this year’s youth theme, which is, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). And the symbol that accompanies this year’s motto is a stack of stones or a cairn, which represents a marker along the trail.

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A young woman answers a question during a devotional with Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor in the Young Women general presidency, in Puebla, Mexico, on March 19, 2023.

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“What are some of the markers or signs that have been left for us as we go through life?” asked Sister Craig. The youth gave responses such as the scriptures, the For the Strength of Youth guide, the Prophet, the temple, their families, patriarchal blessings and others.

Sister Craig said youth have access to blessings that can help them grow spiritually along their journey and become who they need to become.

“Learning about Jesus Christ will help us recognize the signs to guide us on the way,” she said. “Jesus Christ has marked the path, by learning from Him we will have the Spirit and we will have more peace and strength in our lives.”

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Left to right, Sister J. Anette Dennis, first counselor in the Relief Society general presidency; Sister Michelle D. Craig, first counselor of the Young Women general presidency; and Sister Amy A. Wright, first counselor in the Primary general presidency, during a youth devotional in Puebla, Mexico, on March 18, 2023.

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