- The first person to serve a mission in Texas was a man by the name of Preston Thomas.
- He served a total of six missions -- ten years!
- Since Elder Thomas, Texas has had eleven missions: including McAllen!
- Since McAllen is a neighbor to Mexico, for many years it held two missions:
- English Speaking
- Spanish Speaking
- They were both separate missions!
- In 1940, Texas became part of the Gulf States Mission.
- On February 17, 1961 it was changed to the Texas Mission.
- The Texas McAllen Mission hasn't always been in Texas. Prior to it, Texas has held the following missions:
- Central States Mission
- Texas and Louisiana Mission
- Gulf States Mission
- Texas Mission
- Spanish American Mission (American portion of the Mexican Mission)
- Texas South Mission
- Texas San Antonio Mission
- Texas Corpus Christi Mission
- Texas Houston East Mission
- Due to all the changes in the mission boundaries, the mission headquarters have been in multiple locations:
- El Paso
- San Antonio
- McAllen (current)
- The Texas McAllen Mission covers the southern tip of Texas
- It starts about 50 miles south of San Antonio, includes Rockport on the Gulf of Mexico (east side), and Laredo on the Mexican border (west side)
Saturday, January 10, 2015
McAllen Mission History
Here are some fun historical facts about the Texas McAllen Mission that you may enjoy!