Saturday, April 23, 2016


April 23, 2016

The first Spanish Initiative for this year’s tourist season was held at Parkway Ward.  Elder and Sister Garvin direct this program.  It all began when the Garvin’s were called to be Visitor Center Directors in the Mexico City Mission.  Unfortunately the Visitor Center they were called to serve in closed down for ten months because of repairs so Elder Garvin developed a method to take the Visitor Center to the wards and branches in his area with permission from the brethren in Salt Lake. 

After Mexico City the Garvin’s were called to serve in Argentina and upon returning home after their mission they moved to Brigham City, Utah.  One day they got a phone call and were asked to serve another mission and their assignment was to bring this portable Visitor Center program to the Wasatch Front. The Garvin’s have been hosting this program now for over a year and will finish up the Wasatch Front area sometime later this year. 
Several Spanish Speaking Sisters from the Utah Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission took those who attended the open house tonight at Parkway Ward on a tour like one they would receive in a Visitor Center.   It began in the chapel while looking at a large media board of The Christus.  Then we went into the Cultural Hall where several media boards were set up to explain the Apostasy and Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the boy prophet Joseph Smith.  The Plan of Happiness and modern day apostles and prophets who lead and guide Jesus Christ church today were also teachings that were presented to those in attendance. It was an inspiring evening! 

 Elder and Sister Garvin and Elder and Sister Bradshaw

Temple Square Sister Missionaries teach the message of the "Restoration"  

 Sisters Romero and Exposito

 Sisters Mozos and Samame

 Sister Davies (Canada) and Sister Nuon (Cambodia) love serving on Temple Square!!
Sister Rivas (Panama) and Sister Johnny (Micronesia)

Sister Bellais from French Polynesia