LDS Tours Cancun, By Mormon Encounter, Our Team

Nefi was born in the city of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo State.  He is the son of Helaman Petlacalco Lehmann, one of the greatest scholars of the Book of Mormon and of Mesoamerican archeology.  This knowledge was passed on to him from his father  whom he accompanied on tours as a child and aquired an extraordinary interest and testimony for the Book of Mormon.

Nefi served full time in the Mexico-Culiacan mission from 2003-2004, where he shared his impressive testimony of the Book of Mormon with many people.   His outstanding performance as a missionary led him to serve alongside the mission president, from whom he also learned a great deal.

After having honorably served his mission, Nefi returned to Quintana Roo state where he studied aviation in the city of Cancun while also dedicating his time to studying Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnography and other sciences in preparation for becoming an Official Tour Guide.

In 2008 he married Mayra Castillo, and they are now the parents of a beautiful little girl.

Currently Nefi Petlacalco also works in the Tulum arqueological zone, where he shares his testimony with members and non-members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who arrive to visit the site.
This work has helped him to become even more familiar with the Tulum archeological zone.
In addition, it has given him the opportunity to share his vision with important people who frequently visit the site since he speaks fluent Spanish, Italian and English.

So whenever you visit Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya, or Cancun, Nefi Petlacalco and the team of LDS Guides from Mormon Encounter LDS Tours are your best option for understanding Book of Mormon archaeology.  With these knowledgeable guides, you won’t be hearing fantastical stories made up just to please LDS tourists who visit the Mayan ruins; rather, you will hear genuine, verifiable truths about Mesoamerican archaeology.

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