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, April 20, 2015

Last Area - Family of Six

Hey everyone!

This week has been pretty amazing!
First off they changed me to Lincoln a huge ward where about 180
people come to church every week. Quite the differnce between
montemorelos and here! My companion is Elder Licea he is way cool and
super funny! We are working hard and having a great time. As for
Ricrdo Elder Jimenez told me he is getting baptized this next Sunday!

We have met some amazing people during this week.

Celestino is someone who actually contacted us outside of the house
of some new members. He went to church two Sundays ago in Guadalupe
with his member girlfriend who lives in Georgia. He is really excited
and told us that he wants to learn what his girlfriend knows. We put a
date with him for the 9th of May so that his girlfriend will be able
to attend. They have plans to be married as well.

Then we are teaching a big family of six. Only three were able to
attend but we are confident the other three will follow. They are all
really excited. We put a date with them for the 17th on May and they
are willing to do what it takes and have been working on getting
married. We will be helping them get everything ready because I know
how long it can take ha ha! Their names are Mirna and Ricardo and the
mom of Mirna Maria de Jesus who came to church. They are really open
to the gospel because the husband of Maria almost died a few weeks ago
in the hospital and they promised God that they were going to do
things right form now on and prayed to know what they should do and
that same day we knocked on the door!

Many miricles happened this week and I am so convinced that this is
the work of the lord!

Have an amazing week!
Elder Ahlmer

Elder Lincoln and I

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ricardo Ricardo

Hey Everyone,
So this week was pretty exciting. Well we have been teaching a dad and his
son both named Ricardo for a few weeks and this Sunday they cam with us to
Church and loved it. One of the coolest things was that Ricardo jr who is 15
years old came out with us to visit people. It was an amazing experience for
him but also for us. He loved teaching people what he had learned and felt
over the past few weeks that we had been visiting them. He helped out a lot
of older members remember their own conversion. He has called us everyday
since asking when he can come out with us again. That made me feel so good
and reminded me of how I felt when I first started the mission. He kept on
telling people he is so excited to get baptized in three weeks and then in
three years he will leave on a mission as well.

Well today are changes again and I think they are going to send me to a new
part. I am pretty excited to get to know other people.

I heard about Tom. I wish so much that I could be there for you guys. I love
you all so much he was an amazing uncle. This is why we have the gospel
after all to be able to live as a family forever. Ill be praying for you

Elder Ahlmer