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, June 22, 2015
This week has been amazing! I have been learning so much over these
past few weeks. I have seen miracles and received so many answers to
my prayers. I know that the lord has been blessing my companion and I
so much. I am grateful for all of your prayers and emails that you
have sent me.
This week has been really exciting. Well first off our mission
president leaves the 30th of June but he still was able to do my exit
interview which was pretty different ha ha. I never though this moment
would come. We talked a lot about goals to put for after the mission
and what I need to do to continue progressing thought my life. I am so
grateful for all of his councils and for all that he has done to help
me grow over these last two years.
During this last week we met someone that went to church last year for
over three months but never was baptized and we have been helping him
gain a testimony of the gospel to be baptized the 5th of July. As well
we have been teaching Facundo he has been progressing very well.
Actually he has been to church over 10 times but we could never find
him in his house. We tried to find him like 40 times in the past few
weeks but nothing. We fasted and well we have found him in his house
ever since! We are teaching him and as well as Pablo he is preparing
to be baptized the 5th of July!
I am so grateful for this time that God has given me to learn and
progress. I know I still have much to learn and these next few weeks I
will be doing my best to learn all that I can!
Monday, June 15, 2015
These past few weeks have been flying by! I love this work so much!
We have been working hard to find families and we have found a few
that are really promising. Its amazing how the lord can guide us to
those who are really in need and willing to follow what he commands.
rarely it happens in the first person that you talk to. Its almost
always when you are just about to give in but you decide to push that
one extra step.
This week we had our last Zone conference and it was amazing. We
started with a temple session. I felt so amazing in the temple. I felt
the answer to questions and doubts that I had. I wish I could explain
in words what I felt but you just cant. During the zone conference we
talked about diligence and hard work. And then because our mission
President leaves in two weeks he gave his last words and talked about
his life and how the Gospel and his mission had shaped his life. He
truly is one of my heroes.
Well this week we will be working hard in helping the new families
that we met and trying to find some new ones!
Have a great week!
Monday, June 1, 2015
This wek went well! We have been working hard to find families to
teach and we found a few that are really cool. One of the families was
ab out to come with us to churcha nd they said that they really
enjoyed it and that they are planning on coming next week! Milagros
and Edwardo should be getting married finally in about two weeks. Its
been pretty crazy tring to get eve4rything in order! From what I read
everyone seems to be doing good and geting ready for summer!
I didnt end up getting changed which is waht i hoped for and I am with
the same companion and I am really excited for this change we will
Have an amazing week!
To celebrate the change we bought the biggest hamburger on earth LA GROSERA!