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 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!