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Example of the Bermejillo Branch

Discipleship requires different kinds of work in different situations. In the October 1978 general conference, Presiding Bishop Victor L. Brown praised the members and missionaries of the Bermejillo Mexico Branch for their work in gardening and nutrition, sanitizing drinking water, and building the village’s first flush toilets. Because of “projects such as this one in Bermejillo,” Bishop Brown stated, “the death rate among member children in the whole mission has dropped from approximately forty per one hundred to ten per one hundred.” In a striking way, Christ’s commission to heal and minister was being fulfilled through the area’s member-missionary efforts.

Victor L. Brown, “The Remarkable Example of the Bermejillo, Mexico, Branch,” Ensign, Nov. 1978, 79–81