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.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
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!