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, May 25, 2015

Grandpa Luis & District Pictures

Hey everyone!

So these past few weeks have gone great! I am loving my time here in
Lincoln ad we have been working hard. This week we found a new family
that we hope to be able to help. Luis the grandpa has lung problems
and well is in his last days but has a big desire to learn about God.
He couldn't go to church Sunday because he wasn't doing so well but
this next Sunday we will be helping them come.
Well today are changes again and Im nervous as always. This will be my
last change in the mission and I dont know whats going to happen what
i do know is Im going to make sure and leave with no regrets. Im so
blessed to be here and there is no place that I would rather be. Thank
you all so much for your support and your words of encouragement!
Have a great week!
Elder Ahlmer

Lincoln District


Lincoln District

Monday, May 11, 2015

Baptism of Celestino

Hey everyone!

This week has been full of miracles but soooo stressful!

The baptism of Celestino was so amazing. His baptism was really a
miracle. From the first day the we met him I knew there was something
special. Well it wasnt too hard to guess he came up to us and told us
that he wanted to go to our church and be baptized. The example of his
fiance really had a big impact on him. It has made me think a lot
about the importance and the power our example has in the lives of
others. Without her example I dont know if we would have ever met
Celestino. He probably would never would have gone up and talked to
us. I hope that I always be like her and share the Gospel with
everyone that I meet. Actually for his baptism his daughter was able
to come with us and she came to church this Sunday as well. Now the
example of Celestino is helping his family follow in his footsteps!

Everything is going good with  Milagros, Edwardo, Mirna and Ricardo.
They will get married this Thursday at 11:30 and 12:30! I am so happy
for them and the choices that they are making. This Sunday after the
services they will be baptized! its amazing how the gospel has had
such an impact on their lives and you can honestly feel the difference
in their home now from when we first met them.

I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ that is a guide for us
in everything that we do.

Have an amazing week and Happy Mothers Day!

Elder Ahlmer

Baptism of Celestino

Mission President trick with paper clip

Painting a subtle red, blends so well with everything 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Sacred Time

This week in Lincoln has been great!

We have been working a lot with Celestino who will be baptized this
Saturday. This Sunday his member girlfriend from Georgia came to visit
him and she has been helping him a lot to understand and live the
gospel. He cant read very well so she has been reading to him a lot.
She has been a member for almost 30 years. He is really excited and so
are we!

With Milagros Edwardo Mirna and Ricardo we are going to the Judges
office this Wednesday and we are going to turn in the paperwork and
then put an official date on the wedding! They are progressing really
well and I am so grateful to be able to help them.

Over these past months my testimony has been strengthened so much in
trusting in the lord and his timing. I know that we are always on his
mind and that he wants so much to give us all that we want when we
want it but he knows what we need and when we need it. I know that he

will never do anything to hurt us only to strengthen us if we support
our trials with faith. i am so grateful to be a missionary and that I
have been able to serve him for the last 21 months of my life and I
plan on giving him my all these last few months I have left. I know
the time I have here is sacred and I cant afford to waist one minute.

Have an amazing week!
Elder Ahlmer

Sunday, May 3, 2015

On Fire


Okay so this week has been pretty amazing. We have been working hard
and seeing so many miracles. But first off we are on fire here!
Yesterday it was a solid 100 degrees outside and we had to walk around
in our suits! That wasnt too fun ha ha!

Celestino is doing great and is way excited for his baptism the 9th of
May. His girlfriend who is a member will be coming down the 3rd of
May. we are excited to get to know her! He tells everyone in the ward
what day he is going to be baptized and invites them all. It should be
a really special moment!

Then there is Mina and her husband Ricardo and Milagros and her
husband Edwardo. They are both doing really well! We are excited for
them. This week we were able to put a date for their weddings.
Milagros the 6th os may and Mirna the 15th. The four of them have a
baptismal date for the 17th. I hope all goes according to plan! I know
how getting people married can be quite the struggle!

the ward has been doing good. This Sunday I had to talk and what do ya
know I still get super nervous! But this ward is crazy big this Sunday
over 220 people came.

I hope veryone is doing well up north!
Elder Ahlmer