Just had a little time to converse with your son tonight. He and Elder Estrada had an investigator and her small family to the baptism of a mother and daughter by the other missionaries. Both families are beautiful and you son was so sweet with the young boys during the meeting trying to keep them under control. He is a fine young man and a wonderful missionary. We do love him and as we visited he shared a photo of your family and said how close you are and how much support he has from you. You support and love gives him the freedom and confidence to do the Lord´s work with his whole heart for this time in his life. Thank you for sharing your son with the people of Monterrey. He is blessing the lives of many including ours.Love Sister Swapp
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.