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, August 8, 2014

Pablo Baptism

Hey everyone! 

This week has been amazing! So the first things first in Estanzuela the area that I'm in there are 4 missionaries. And this last Wednesday one of them got called into the offices to work and do some training before changes which are today Yikes! But so we have been in a threesome for the last few days and It has been really weird and fun! The other missionaries are the Zone leaders so at first I was pretty stressed out that he would be judging me in every lesson or something like that but its been great and I have been able to learn a lot about how to teach with new methods! His name is Elder Mieure he has now 20 months in the mission so ya hes about to go home. We have been having a lot of fun talking and teaching in a group of three until tomorrow when his new companion gets here! 

So this Sunday Pablo Peñaflor got baptized! It was an amazing experience to see someone so dedicated to serve the lord. I am so grateful to be able to be a small part in his amazing conversion! I know that the lord has been preparing him for many years and this was his time to show a change. Hes an amazing example to everyone! He is a little older hes 67 so he struggles a little in walking and he never learned how to read very well but he is more than willing to read and go to church all by himself every single day even though we have talked to him that members can pass by to give him a ride he wants to do this on his own. He has been an example to his family who are now more and more opening up to us! I know that they will soon follow Pablo and become members of the church of Jesus Christ! 

As I said earlier today is changes again but Im not too worried because Im still training Elder Lopez but the nerves are always there! 

Well I hope everyone is doing good! Have an amazing week!
Elder Ahlmer

Pablo Peñaflor Baptism

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