|110th Operating Temple|
4 November 2000 by Lynn A. Mickelsen
8–20 April 2002
28 April 2002 by Gordon B. Hinckley
31,466 square meters.
White granite from Vermont.
Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
16,498 square feet.
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.
|110th Operating Temple|
Two years isn't that long, we can do this!Happy, happy, happy, happy, birthday!!!! I wish so much I could be there to give you one giant hug, but when Im back, I'll just make sure and give you one twice as big! I honestly could never be more blessed than having a mom as amazing as you! To put it simply you taught me right. I know that I would be nowhere near the person I am now without you! I'm so glad that we are so close and you always put up with my selfish self! I'll never forget at night coming home and no matter what time it was you were always willing to put up with all my silly stories that were soooo important back then! I'm so glad that things are going so well at home tell Sam and Savannah. I'm so proud of them for swimming! I'm going to come back to house of swimmers! I'm about ready to fill up the church font and try and swim a little bit! Congrats on being a half grandma!! Did you know that Greg Greenwood is going to be baptized!! I cant believe it! I love you so much and cant believe that I am blessed enough to have a mom like you!!
So this past few days have been pretty interesting. This wednesday I got my first haircut in Mexico and I was pretty nervous because if someone wants to cut hair here basically all they have to do is write Astetica on the door. It wasn't too bad though! My hair has never been as short as it is right now but where it's so hot here I really don't mind too much!