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Michelle D. Craig, First Counselor in the Young Women General Presidency; Amy A. Wright, First Counselor in the Primary General Presidency, and J. Anette Dennis, First Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, recently completed a visit to Mexico that included training, ministering visits, devotionals and meetings with government representatives.
First, however, Sister Craig and Sister Wright were special guests at a soccer game for children with Down syndrome in the city of Puebla de los Ángeles in the state of Mexico.
At this lively game, the sisters were accompanied by Liliana Ortiz, president of the Municipal DIF (the National System for Integral Family Development) of Puebla, who thanked the Church for its interest in humanitarian aid projects in the community.
The children and young people who participated in this soccer match are part of a municipal DIF program aimed at promoting the inclusion of people with Down syndrome and supporting them in the development of social skills by providing opportunities for learning and coexistence. The program’s motto is “With you and with direction”.
Liliana Ortiz later participated in a tour of the La Paz meetinghouse, one of the emblematic buildings of the Church in Puebla. During her visit, she learned about the history of the Church in this city as well as the different Church programs to support children and young people.
In turn, Ortiz showed Sister Craig, Sister Wright and local leaders some of the programs the municipal DIF participates in to provide health services and assistance to vulnerable people with special needs or limited resources.
At the end of the tour, Ortiz was presented with a family statuette as a token of appreciation for the mutual commitment of the Church and the DIF to care for and strengthen families.
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