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Honoring the pioneer members and missionaries in Mexico, members of the Tecalco Mexico Stake recently climbed Mt. Popocatepetl. This 17,887-foot volcanic mountain was the site where, on April 6, 1881, Apostle Moses Thatcher dedicated Mexico for the preaching of the gospel.

Some 145 members started the arduous, eight-hour ascent but only 13 made it to the 17,000-foot pinnacle, where a short memorial service was held. The story of this commemoration in honor of the Pioneer Sesquicentennial is on page 7.

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