ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — When Honduran-born Antonella Cecilia Packard
converted to the Mormon Faith 20 years ago, she said it was like “coming
The Catholic-educated Packard, who grew up in “the middle of
Mayan ruins,” appreciated the faith’s strong sense of family and
conservative values. She also saw her own history in the Book of Mormon
with stories of migrations, tragedies and triumphs of a people many
Mormons believe are the ancestors of some present-day Latinos.