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, March 23, 2015

Hands of Heaven on Earth


So this week has been really good! We have been working hard and seeing miracles. This week we started talking to a family that we had stopped teaching and they were praying that we would be able to come back and talk with them. The dad Ricardo and his son Ricardo... jr are the most interested. They told us that they feel a difference when we come and visit them and when  we dont. We have been working a lot with them and Ricardo jr came to church with us this Sunday. He reminds me a lot of Bridger being 15 and huge as well. They have been reading the book of mormon and we are helping them to get an answer that these things are true. 

One of the most amazing things to hear as a missionary is when someone tells you that you are a way that God answered their prayers. i know that God answers our prayers though his children. We can be the hands of heaven here on earth. We just need to be worthy of and always listening to the promptings of the lord though the holy ghost. 

Have a great week everyone and go serve! 
Elder Ahlmer

PS    Oh and this week I was finally able to try bull blood oranges! They are SO good! They taste really sweet and really do look like they have blood in them ha ha! Also I tried cheese ice cream.... Surprisingly that was really good too! Gotta love trying new things! 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Bike Issues

This week my bike pedal broke in half and well with the bike chain my comp dragged me to th house for like 25 minutes!

Don Pablo Death

Oh and I forgot to tell you guys. 

Remember Don Pablo. Well a few weeks ago he got really really sick and when the missionaries went there one of his last wishes was to see me. President Swapp gave me permission to go and see him. Friday I went and saw him and talked with him. It was an amazing experience. He kept on thanking me and told me how excited he was to be able to preach in the next life. I am so grateful to be able to do what I am doing. Tuesday I got a call that he had passed away. I will miss him so much but I can not wait to see him again. I love this work.