Friday, May 8, 2009


We received word early this week that missionary work/church meetings could resume their regular functions this weekend. Yah! We were elated. Then 2 days later we received another bulletin from our Area President that we should carry out our missionary responsibilites WITHOUT TIES. The Mexican Government feels like the Swine Flu Virus could be carried in our TIES so they have asked that our missionaries wear only their white shirts???.(Could that be possible?) We obey the laws of the land so I am attaching some pictures that look so abnormal. I told Elders Perez P., Ray and Ramirez in Celaya that they look......naked?? without their ties. They felt that way as well. But after the first day, I think the missionaries are really enjoying the unbuttoned shirt and a little cooler atire.(Elder Schmidt and Elder Tucker, 3rd picture) The missionaries from Leon are in the Mission Home enjoying Hermana Cox's cookies and milk, planning and waiting for their interview with President Cox.(Elders Neibaur,Brown,Delgado & Lopez V) They have to resume regular missionary dress on Monday so I guess they should enjoy it while they can. But it is a moment in our history that we will remember. (President is excluded from this requirement...he is still in TIE)


brenna said...

Oh that's funny. You've got to watch out for those killer ties!

gma & gpa asplund said...

Now tell me, have they been dipping their ties in something?? No sense there! But the NO TIE LOOK is quite natural for us as NO Elders in Bangalore have been able to wear ties AND many not white shirts (except on Sunday)for about 8 months now. Tell me how wierd that is. Some of these Elders are totally out of the habit.