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, October 27, 2014

Baptisms and Temple

Hey everyone!

This week has honestly been one of the most rewarding of my life! So many things that we have been working for for so long finally came through and well now Im not as stressed! 

So first off was the wedding! This Tuesday in the morning Pricilano and Esthela got married! It was pretty crazy but I cant believe that the actual service only was like 15 minutes long! All that paperwork and running around like crazy for a 15 minute service! They were so happy and it made all that so worth it! 

Then Wednesday we were able to go to the temple with Maria del Socorro and Pablo Peñaflor. The two people that got baptized like 2 months ago! It was an amazing experience! They both loved it so much and are doing well in the church. I am so grateful to be able to be a part of their conversion! 

Then Saturday Pricilano and Esthela were baptized! The service was so great. we managed to bring a few families that haven't gone to church in years. They loved the service as well and came to church yesterday! 

Sunday Pricilano and Esthela were confirmed and received the gift of the holy ghost. And Pablo and I blessed the sacrament and it was his first time.

I am truly grateful for this amazing experiences that I have had this week and over these past 15 months! 
Tonight are changes and I am crazy nervous to know what is going to happen! 

Have an amazing week! 
Elder Ahlmer
Pricilano and Esthela got married!
then Baptized!

When It rains my comp and I have a half of a garbage bag and we use it to keep well just our scriptures dry! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tree Removal

Hey Everyone!

i dont have much time but this week was pretty fun we did a lot of service cutting down a tree of some members. It was a lot of fun and nice to do something out of the rutine! So I don't get more questions I was cutting a branch and it fell down on my head and thats why I got the cut ha ha. 

Priciliano and Esthela get married tomorrow and Im crazy excited for that. Oh and I ate apple pie this week and was sooo good! Oh and someone in the ward made me a sock monkey! Hermana Hernandez 
Tree branch bit back

Apple Pie!

Sock Monkeys

Google Maps Celebrity

Monday, October 13, 2014

Wedding Bells

Hey everyone how has life been up north? 

This week has been crazy. Im still super stressed out about the wedding but we finally put a solid date with the judge for the 21st at 11 in the morning! Its going to be crazy im sure... Priciliano and Esthela are both progressing super well and are really loving the church. I have had an awesome experience to be there to watch the change of the Gospel in their lives! As well we have been teaching Osvaldo now he has been to church two times and talked to his boss and he told him that he can have all the Sundays off that he wants to be able to go to the church! We put a date with him for the 25th of this month and yesterday walking to the church he told us that the night before he got an answer to his prayers and he knows that the book of mormon is true. We have been trying to help his wife as well and shes opening up more and more each time we come. Now she is listing to us where as before she wouldn't even stay in the house while we were there so Id say that progress! Im so excited for them! These past few weeks have been flying by! I cant believe that we only have two weeks more of this change! 

Just a few minutes ago Elder Lowell cut my hair and Im not gunna lie I was pretty nervous but hey it didnt turn out too bad. Oh and also this Saturday our branch president gave us some old shoes that didnt fit him and I wore them yesterday and today and and and today walking to the store the entire bottom of both the shoes fell off... That was exciting. Ill send pictures!

I hope everyone has an amazing week! 
Elder Ahlmer
2 Days in Branch President Shoes

 my companion drinking coke out of a bag with a straw because we didn't have another cup... Mexican style!