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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Luis and Gilberto

Hey everyone! 

This week has been cold! I was not ready for how cold it was going to get here so fast! We always have to leave the house super covered! But it beats July! Hopefully it doesnt get colder! We finally got a heater for the house today and hopefully tomorrow we get hot water so things are looking up! 

Things have been going great I am loving my time here it really is so exciting seeing the change in others and yourself! This week we did quite a bit of service we cut down another tree for someone and that was a lot of fun! Ill send pictures! And we help repair a road well a trail that people drive on to get to the houses that are super high in the mountain. With all the rain the dirt ran off and left a bunch of huge rocks so we had to dig up a bunch of dirt and put it to cover the rocks. I hope that makes sense...

Today we went to the temple and then afterwards we played basketball and of course soccer in the gym! It felt so good playing sports! We also got up monday early to be able to play with a few members! I hope we start doing that more often! 

Luis is still doing great and way excited and we have been started teaching her niece. We met her yesterday actually and she is really cool and has some awesome questions. I hope we will be able to help her as well. Gilberto is doing pretty good he has a lot of ideas but hopefully we will be able to help him understand why Gods ways are higher than ours. Maria is going to the temple from the second time today and her daughter Ximena turned 8 twop days ago and will be baptized next Saturday! Im so happy to be able to be here for her baptism as well! Pablo is going to go as well and him and Maria have both received callings in the church! Maria as an assistant to the primary and Pablo being in charge of the sacramen table! Im so excited for them! 

I hope you all are enjoying the cold and have a great week!
Elder Ahlmer

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Luis the 25 yr old

Hey everyone!

How is everyone doing? Its starting to get little colder here so I cant imagine how cold it is there! It rained pretty good this week and well we got soaked! Only now with the cold its not as fun to get wet s it was before! 

As of right now we have been visiting someone named Luis. Hes 25 years old and is a great guy. He has a few ticks because he had been doing drugs since he was 11 years old and as of 6 months ago finally was able to quit. He has come to church with us two times and Sunday we put a baptismal date for the 30th! He is so excited to start a new life. I am so blessed to be able to be a part of it. He alreadyhas a huge testimony of prayer because whenever he feels tempted to fall he says a prayer and overcomes the temptation. I hope we will still be able to help him and show him how to change his life through Jesus Christ. 

We also havcebeen teaching Gilberto. He came with us Sunday as well hes a little harder to open up. We need to find out what it is that makes him want tolisten to us. Yesterday was interesting because we sat in front of a huge family of like 6 little kids during sacrament and well as you can expect there was a lot of noise.... I hope he was able to feel the spirit and pay attention to the talks!

Thats about all for right now!
Elder Ahlmer