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.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Rocking Week

So this week has rocked! 

I had probably one of the most spiritual experiences of my life this Friday!  So the mom of Ana has been really against letting Ana be baptized and we have been trying to help her but she is catholic and someone told her that if she gets baptized again Ana will go to hell. Her mom doesnt know very much about the bible or anything so she believed what the people told her. So this Thursday we fasted that her heart would be open and she would permit that her daughter gets baptized. We had a family night planned with the family of Ana and another family from the ward. So we showed up at the families house and they texted Ana to bring her family to their house, Ana showed up alonesaid that her mom was busy. We convinced Ana to walk back to her house and ask her mom to come again but again she came back and said her mom was busy. So then I felt the spirit tell me that just Elder Queij and I should go ask her. I was crazy nervous that Anas mom would get mad but when we asked her to come over she asked us to come in and teach her in her house. We taught her about the importance of being baptized in the same way as Jesus Christ and the spirit was SO strong. When we asked her for her permission she was almost crying and said yes but she wanted to her what Ana thought about it first so we called for Ana and she came over and gave her testimony. And then her mom signed the paper! I have no doubt that the spirit was there guiding me through that lesson so that her mom could understand the importance of what we do as missionaries! So this Wednesday shes going to be baptised!

Okay now a funny story! Soooo my companion eats less hot food than I do like he cant eat it at all! And Its basically a rule that when you are training a companion you have to introduce him to habanero pepper... So this Saturday we were eating at a hermanas house and she pulled out the Jar of habanero pepper. Little do you guys know I can now eat hot food. So I started putting it on not a ton but enough. My comp then decided that he wanted to try some and I told him that its not very hot! He loaded that sucker full with chili! He started eating and I just had to watch him about two bites in it hit him. He was sweating like crazy but acted like it wasn't anything. When he finished the taco he drank a ton of milk. All in all a good first experience for him! 

I hope all is well in the states!
Elder Ahlmer
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