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 24, 2014

Singing to Isabel

Hey everyone!

This week has been a little harder trying to find new people to teach but the people that we have been teaching are really starting to progress! We have been teaching someone named Isabel and she is so cool! She went to church this Sunday and had an awesome experience! She said she will never forget her first time she went to church. So every time we go to her house she wants us to sing "Nearer my God to Thee". And so yesterday she asked me if I could like change the songs we were going to sing during sacrament so we could all sing it. I told her I can talk to the bishop about next week and she said that was fine. But during one of the talks the speaker sang that very song! And she has an amazing voice! It was such a cool experience! Then Isabel went up to thank her for the song after sacrament and turns out that she wasn't planning on singing that song until today just before church started she changed her mind to sing Nearer my God to thee! She told us shes already excited to go to church again next Sunday! Oh and this is coming from someone that the first day told us that she hates church because they are all boring! 

The weather has been crazy hot the past few days and my companion tolerates less sun than me! In July we are both going to die! 

I cant believe I have 8 months in the mission today! That just blows me away how fast this time has gone by! 

Have a great week! 
Elder Ahlmer

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