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, September 22, 2014



So first off this space bar doesnt work too well so there might be a few words connected sorry. 

So this week has been pretty exciting! First off with changes. I am still in Estanzuela but my new companion is Elder Perez! Im so happy that Im still here to work with the branch. The branch president just got relieved and the new president is so excited and I can't wait to see how fast the branch starts picking up speed! 

We still are waiting for Esthela to get back from Toreon to be able to get married but they areboth doing well.And this gives us a better Chance to teachPriciliano a little bmore because he is a little bit colder and harder to find out his needs. As well we are teaching a new family that came to church with us sunday Rodrigo Patty and Erik.They are pretty cool.They all loved the church and told us that they are excited to return to the church next weekRosalba is still doing good shes passing through some rough stuff right now and feels like she isnt worthy to go to church so she didnt come sunday. But we've been helping her out. She told us this week that she now knows why she came to Monterrey she thought it was for work but now she knows it was to be baptized! 

So this week has been a rainy one and I got a cold like last Monday that still hasn't gone away because I get wet basically everyday. But I hope that Im about to come out of it!

Have an amazing week!
Elder Ahlmer

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wet Week

Hey everyone!

So this week has been good! We were basically soaking wet the whole week as it rained! Every time that it rains I feel awkward walking around in the street because people just look at you like you re nuts. And then you realize.. well you kinda are. I dont think Ill ever truly understand what people thatarent members of the church think about what we do as missionaries.... Well Elder Lopez is from Sonora and it never is cold there so he was suffering this week. It wasnt even cold... This winter is going to be an interesting one for him! 

Pricilano and Esthela didnt end up getting married this week because we didnt have enough witnesses for the wedding until after changes because who knows who is going to stay and who is going to leave. but they are both way excited! Even their four year old daughter is liking church now! Last night we visited Rosalba and she told us that she got her answer and wants to be baptized this next Sunday! So that ll be crazy exciting! Maria del Socorro has been a little sick lately and she went to the hospital and they found something in her stomach area that might be cancer or tumor so that's been a little hard to swallow. She goes to the hospital again tomorrow to check the results. Don Pablo is doing great! Its pretty amazing that just about every time we pass by his house hes outside in his chair reading! It makes me so happy! 

have a great week!
Elder Ahlmer

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Priciliano & Esthela - Wedding Bells

Hey everyone! 

So this week has been pretty stressful! So Priciliano and Esthela both want to get married and baptized! We put a date of their wedding for this Wednesday... so now you understand why Ive been stressed. Try putting a wedding together in less than a week.... Im not sure if well make it.. who knew getting married was so hard. But the good thing s they are going to get married. The bad news is I dont know if ill be there for it. This next Monday is changes and who knows what will happen! They're both really excited and are loving the church. As well we have been teaching someone namedRosalva. She has been to church 2 times now and has a baptism date for the 21st of this month as well! I really hope they dont change me the 14th! 

We also had a visit from Elder Valenzuela. Hes the second counselor in the area of Mexico. He talked with all the missionaries. It was pretty cool we talked about a ton of things but what stuck out most to me is member and missionaries working together. He told us to remember that we are here to support the members not the other way around. That hit me kinda hard. I feel like lately I have been thinking more that they are there to support us. I guess its time I fix that! 

Well have an amazing week! 
Elder Ahlmer
Im on top of the world! (thats me so ya know..)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pricillano and Estela

Hey everyone! 

So things ave been going by so fast I cant believe it! We are having a great time here in Estanzuela and I really dontwant to get changed! Well its rainy season again nd I love it! Our area is a huge mountain and so all the streets turn into rivers when it rains! Ill try and get some pictures this week! Oh and sometimes its like supper hot and sunny and it rains at the same time that's always nice! 

This week we found some amazing people! Priciliano and his wife(still not married yet) Estela! They are from San Luis and are really interested in the gospel! We have put baptism dates with them but they need to get married first! We talked to the about that Monday and they both want to and tomorrow we are going to the Temple with them to talk about how they an be sealed for time and all eternity! They came to church Sunday and liked it a lot! 
Elder Ahlmer

Moi! This kid is amazing!

Hermano Rosado a personal hero of mine! 
Elder Maldonaldo!

Mission Office Elder Curtis