Mexico Hermosillo Mission


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Snapshot of Mexico – Spanish is the official language of Mexico. Mexico is an ethnically diverse country, with many people being descendents from both indigenous groups and European immigrants, though the southern part of the country has significantly higher levels of indigenous peoples than other areas. These southern and central regions are also home to several indigenous languages, such as Nahuatl and Yukatek Maya. Over 80% of Mexico’s population belongs to the Roman Catholic church, with attendance rates at about 47%. Many Mexican towns and cities have their own patron saints, which are celebrated with yearly feasts. Both Spanish and indigenous influences can be seen in art, architecture, and music. Mariachi performing groups (bands using singers, guitars, trumpets, and other instruments) regularly perform at festivals and restaurants, and many folk dances and traditional music are still practiced. Rock, pop, and other music styles such as norteña and ranchera are popular today. Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, though baseball is also popular. Lucha libre wrestling and bullfighting are also popular events. Mexican cuisine is based on the staples of corn, beans, and chili peppers, often used with meat, cheese, and other herbs and spices. Traditionally, the main meal is eaten during the afternoon. A soup is served first, followed by a meat dish with sauce and salsa, along with tortillas and beans. Street vendors are also quite popular, selling tacos, quesadillas, tortas, roasted chicken, and other dishes. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are another popular street vendor food. Cuisine varies in different regions, with flour tortillas, burritos, cheese, and beef being more popular in the north, while tropical fruits and tamales are more commonly used in southern cooking. Seafood, morisqueta (a sausage and rice meal), and carnitas (deep-fried pork) are more commonly eaten in western Mexico.

Hermosillo, Mexico. Photo courtesy of ehui.com.

Hermosillo, Mexico. Photo courtesy of ehui.com. 

The Church

Hermosillo Sonora Mexico temple. Photo courtesy of lds.org.

Hermosillo Sonora Mexico temple. Photo courtesy of lds.org.

Food

Bacon wrapped hot dogs. Photo courtesy of Eick.

Bacon wrapped hot dogs. Photo courtesy of Eick.

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Mexico
President Alberto Exequiel Hernández Ma

Avenida Garcia Conde #301
Col. Pitic
83150 Hermosillo, Sonora
Mexico

Spanish

Experiences

Straight from the Mexico Hermosillo Mission:

*What items were hard to get or not available?
“All of the above. Not really…but it was a whole new world.”

*What did you eat the most of?
“Re-fried beans, Tortillas, Rice, Carne Asada, Tacitos, Liquados”

*What is the craziest thing you ate?
“Menudo. I thought I was eating some sort of pasta until they told me what it really was.”

*What was most surprising about the culture?
“The women breast feeding while you were teaching a discussion.”
-Layne

*What advice would you give to someone going to the Mexico Hermosillo Mission?
“Love the people. They are truly humble and will do anything for you.”
-Layne

*What do you wish you had known before you served?
“Just how fast the time would go and not to waste one minute.”
-Layne

*Other comments?
“So grateful I had the opportunity to serve. Don’t pass up the opportunity to go on a mission.”
-Layne

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