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.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Slug Bug and Cloudia

Hey everyone!

So this week has been pretty eventful! We got a call the other day telling us that we have to search for a new house for another two missionaries that are going to split our area. So now there is going to be 6 missionaries in our ward I still dont know how I feel about that, i guess well see how it goes!

So this week my comp put Vaseline in his hair thinking he could use it for gel or something... I dont think Ill ever let him forget that! I wish I would have got a picture! We started playing the slug bug game here and that wasnt the smartest idea. They used to use bugs for taxis here so just about every 10 seconds we are punching each other! So when I first met him he told me he was afraid of the dark and I thought it was a joke but no he was pretty serious. Like not just the dark but afraid of anything that isnt well lit.. Like every house we go into he has to turn the lights on even when its daytime. Its not too bad until he puts on this light for his alarm clock that changes colors. But it doesn't change colors slowly and calmly no it changes colors like were in a party ha ha. Its like a little strobe light and makes things a little difficult to sleep! 

We have meet some really cool families this week that are progressing well. We met a girl named Cloudia last Tuesday and shes been really interested but had a commitment with her sister this sunday so she couldnt come. She had been living with her husband for 16 years without being married so another family we have to try and help get married. Its so weird that people here live together for a good 30 years before making the decision to get married! 

I hope all is going well in the states! This are getting pretty cold down here!

Elder Ahlmer

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