Mexico just became the first country in Latin America to have a YSA ward

by | Jan. 15, 2021

Mexico is home to nearly 1.4 million members of the Church and there are 13 temples in the country. Now, it also has a young single adult (YSA) ward.

According to Church Newsthe Politécnico YSA Ward of the Mexico City Arbolillo Stake is the first YSA ward in Mexico—and is believed to be the first in Latin America. Young single adults like Karime Cardenas in Mexico are rejoicing at its creation.

“Now this time has come for my country and I’m really happy and blessed,” Cardenas told Church News. “I know the Lord knows and loves us and He expects great things of us to help Him gather Israel.”

Read more about the new YSA ward and how it adds to the rich history of the Church in Mexico at Church News

Lead image: Missionaries exit the Mexico City Mexico Temple. Many members of the new YSA ward work at the nearby Mexico City Missionary Training Center. Photo by Ravell Call, Deseret News.

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