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, August 25, 2014

Death of Maria's Husband

Hey everyone!

This week has been pretty exciting! So first off yesterday should have ended the hottest part of the year but todaydoesnt feel any colder so that was a little dissapointing.. Ill get over it. 

This week we met some people that are amazing to me. We met someone named Hector hes an 83 year old man who was taught by the missionaries like 15 years ago and when he saw us talking to his son he came out and invited us to visit him another day. Theres just a small problem as of 8 months ago he had a sickness and now he doesnt remember anything from his past llike he didnt even know where he lived. Its a pretty bis miricle that he wanted to talk to us. We came back the next day and he told us he invited us in becasue we looked familiar we started talking with him and he has been loving what we teach him. We started talking about Joseph Smith and he says wait a minute walks out of the room, at this point my companion and I were a little nervous about what was going to happen or what he was going to bring back, and he comes back into the room with an old copy of the book of Mormon! First thing that came into my mind is that hes a member but then he started to explain how now he m}remembers talking with the missionaries over 15 years ago. He never was baptized but read the book of Mormon daily and it shows in his book! He has it well marked and noted and everything! He told us he went to church two times in San Angel but broke both of his legs falling off of a roof so he couldnt go anymore. He has accepted a baptism date for the 7th of sept! i am more than convinced that the lord has played a huge part in this mans life and that he has been prepared to find this gospel. I am so blessed to be a small part in helping him along the way!

We have also been teaching Yadira she is doing great yesterday was her second time in church and she is also planning for the 7th of Sept. She has a strong desire to know what is the true church. The other day we were teaching her and she told us that she knows what we have been teaching her is the truth! 

Also we have been visiting someone named Maria de los Angeles. Her husband was really sick with cancer. He had been fighting with it for so long. She hasnt been able to go to church because she has been taking care of him. This last Sunday we visited them with a youth in our ward. He just turned 16 and it was his first time going with the missionaries. So I should tell you guys that her husband was crazy crazy crazy skinny like it hurt to see him. He couldnt eat or anything. Like legit looked like the people from the concentration camps. when we showed up he was doing bad. So bad that the youth didnt even want to enter into the room. But we went in and talked with the family about the plan of salvation and sang a few hymns with them. We were walking past her house the next day and saw a bunch of people outside and we knew what happened, We stopped and talked with the daughter of Maria and she told us that not 15 minutes after we left he died. She said it in a kind of way that i thought she was blaming us but then we kept talking and she thanked us so much for all that we did. It was an amazing experience to be able to talk to all her family about what happens after this life. Something Ill never forget. 

Even though its hot the lord doesnt stop his miracles! 

I hope you all have an amazing week!
Elder Ahlmer
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