Mission Detail

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!

Well, Elder Ahlmer called us today around 6:40 am to give us an update on his mission.  He is leaving with 5 other missionaries to the same mission.  He sounded great and talked about how much the MTC and the Spirit has changed him.  "The Spirit is so strong there and guided my learning of the language.  I have never been able to learn so quickly in all my life."  He could not believe that a bunch of 18 yr. old guys could handle sitting in a class room for more than 10 hours straight per day studying the gospel.  He told us how much he loves the scriptures and that the 2 hour "morning personal study is the best part of my day."  "The scripture mean so much.  Never have I felt so close to the Lord, he answers my prayers, I am right next to him.  I know he is with me and loves each of us."  He also said how he cannot wait to be out walking and not sitting most of the day.

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!!!

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