The church has been in the Monterrey Area since 1922 but as you can imagine if you know the history of Mexico, the first 20 years were rocky. Religious persecutions of all kinds took place beginning in the late 1920′s. It wasn’t until the 1950′s that the first district was organized here. Our actual mission, the Mexico Monterrey West Mission was formed in 1994.
Our mission consists of twelve stakes and two districts. In Monterrey, which is in the state of Nuevo Leon, the mission includes six stakes. The rest of the stakes are in the state of Coahuila. Three stakes are in Saltillo. Two stakes are in Monclova. Piedras Negras has one stake with the two districts about an hour away from it to the south Nueva Rosita and to the northwest Acuña. Both Acuña and Piedras Negras are border towns with Texas.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Left for Mexico!
Alyssa and Ammon were able to conference call in while camping at a family reunion. Ammon offered more ugly brown ties to send and Alyssa is felling great with new little Gracie coming in a month. Elder Ahlmer was able to get the ugly tie exchange happening with MTC and hopes to have fun with this on his mission. Alyssa asked to hear him speak spanish and it sounded good. We did not know what he said but it sounded good.
Addie was able to tell about her 10th birthday and getting an ant farm and Oreo cookie balls instead of cake. Bridger talked about changing to a new junior HS and Savannah about losing her way at HS and getting her gym closes and shoes stolen. Samantha talked about her Home Coming dance coming up next Saturday and her experiences sharing the gospel.
What a great Morning!!!