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, March 10, 2014

Ana's Baptism

Hey everyone! 

So this week Ana got baptized and that was a crazy cool experience! The whole day I was crazy worried that something was going to go wrong but everything turned out good except... The boiler didnt work so the water was freezing and the side doors to keep the kids out of the font were locked and nobody had the keys so we had to take out the glass to get in! But really everything else went well Ana is so excited! Oh and also it was her birthday this Friday so we brought her a cake for young women's! 

So we have been teaching someone named Yessica and she has a daughter thats 4 years old and terrified of me... She is scared of me because Im white! But when I leave she always says the funniest stuff like one time she gave her mom her fake phone and told her that the hermanos called asking if we were going to go to church this Sunday. Or one time she said when is barbies boyfriend going to come back.. Yeah her family has now given me the name Ken.... 

This Sunday I had to give another talk in the ward but I feel like this time it went really well. But I was still crazy nervous! So I dont know what it is with this area but we have been getting chased by street dogs like no other! Before we got chased every now and then but here its just about every night! Last Saturday a little tiny dog came chasing after us so I bent down acting like I was picking up a rock to scare it off but right when i picked up the rock 2 other freaking pitbuls came out flying after us! Its like they were in a little gang or something! I honestly have never ran so fast in my life! One of the freaking dogs was honestly like 2 feet behind me! But hey I guess I can relate to Daniel when the lord shut the mouths of the beasts because I still havent been bit yet! 

Elder Ahlmer

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