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, February 16, 2015

Mom Ivonne


So this week was pretty great! We are seeing a lot of progress in the people we have been visiting! We are teaching a family that are soo cool! The mom Ivonne was part of another church for over 30 years and was a big leader in the church but always felt like something wasnt right. She saw some stuff that was happening and left the church saying that she wouldnt ever go to another church or listen to missionaries. She was just going to study and live the gospel in her own home. We found her in front of her house and when we started talking with her we must have said something that really got to her because she let us pass and we started talking with her and her family. We taught the Restoration and she loved it. The understood really well and with all their knowledge they could tell that these things were true. When we teach I feel the spirit soo strongly Its amazing. I love going to their house. They read the book of Mormon so much like the hermana as of saturday was already in 2nd nephi. I know that the lord prepares people to join his church and that I am here for those people. When we teach them they start telling us how they had always questioned themselves about that. They came to church sunday and well as for right now we are so excited to have the chance to know them and teach them! 

Elder Ahlmer

Monday, February 9, 2015

Family Prepared

Hey everyone!

So this week was pretty amazing! First off the weather has been pretty weird like last year. On day super hot like today and one day freezing and raining. With all the changes a lot of people are getting sick. Ive been a little sick this last week but nothing too crazy. Its hard to know what cloths wo put on with weather being so weird! 

This week we found an amazing family. Im positive that the Lord has been preparing them to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. The mom Ivon was a really strong member of another church for over 30 years teaching classes and everything but started to realize that things were wrong within the church. She told us that she always felt like there was something missing. When  we taught her and her family the Restoration the loved it . It answered many of their doubts that they had been asking themselves for years. They had always thought that it wasnt right the Jesus only was in the east and never went to visit everyone else. Honestly this family has strengthened my testimony so much that the lord is always getting people ready to receive the gospel we invited them to baptism and they all accepted and we are working with them to reach their goal. 

Have an amazing week!
Elder Ahlmer