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, April 25, 2014

Semana Santa or holy week

Hey everyone!

This week was a little different. So it was Semana Santa or holy week here. The catholic church has a ton of traditions and since EVERYONE here is catholic basically everyone in our area participated in them. They had a ton of reenactments of the Crucifixion of christ like every single night and people even told me that in some other part of Mexico they actually crucify someone! Like they actually whip him put a crown of thorns in his head and drive the nails through his hands... I dont know if I should even believe it! This Saturday the day that everyone throws water and eggs at people was pretty lame. It was raining so nobody did it ha ha maybe next year! 

Oh and also this week the moon turned red for one night! That was pretty cool I wish I could have seen it a member told us that it was the night after so we missed it but it should turn red in like 6 months or something like that! 
Oh this week I also learned that like 20 years ago in Monterrey it was prohibited that white missionaries baptized and the church had to like hide all the photos of all the baptisms preformed by the white missionaries. Crazy crazy crazy! 

The week was a little slower because our investigators went on vacation this week but they return this week so things should pick up again! 

Have a great week and happy Easter!
Elder Ahlmer

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