Friday, July 31, 2015

Hola from Mexico

Wednesday, July 22nd 5:40 pm  First email home!

Your Missionary's mailing addres is:
Sister Schmidt
31/08/15 9-C
Carretera Tenayuca-Chalmita #828
Colonia Zona Escolar, Gustavo A. Madero
07230 Mexico, Distrito Federal

The estimated departure date for your missionary is 31/08/15. The use of the
above address on all correspondence will greatly facilitate delivery to your missionary
at the MTC. Please don't send packages.

Hi Mom and Dad! 
I have arrived at the MTC safe and sound.  It wasn't for lack of trying though.  My papers got messed up when I came through immigration and they had to take myself and 4 other missionaries up to the immigration office to get it straightened out.  It was an adventure. 
My companion is really nice.  Her name is Sister Labrum and she is going to Aguascalientes as well.  My companion might change though.  I talked to my branch president and he said their going to coordinate with the area medical officer to see if the want to modify my call and train me as a mission nurse.  I´ll keep you posted.  
I love you both!! My p-days are Wednesdays so wont be able to email again until next week.  But everything is going well so far.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


For those of you (and I am sure there will be many) who wish to reach me:

The best way is by email:
       -if you would like receive my weekly updates please let me know so I can add you to my                      list

Other options:
Mail: Mission home address
           Sister Meghan Michele Schmidt
           México Aguascalientes Mission
           Prolongación Adolofo López Mateos #98
           Colonia Trojes de Alonso
           C.P. 20116 Jesus Maria, Aguascalientes
       Apartment addresses will be updated in later posts as they are available. 

       Pouch MailThe pouch provides a cheap and reliable mail service to many places where
       receiving mail is difficult, but be warned! Sometimes, the pouch service can take a LONG 
       TIME and any letters that do not meet the requirements will be returned, as long as there is 
       a return address. The service does not accept envelopes or packages. In order to use the 
       pouch write a letter on one side of a single sheet of printer paper. If using a piece of 
       paper, fold it into thirds, fastening the top with tape and placing a stamp in the top right 
       corner. Address the sheet to church headquarters:

                         Sister Meghan Schmidt
                         México Aguascalientes Mission
                         P.O. Box 30150
                         Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0150 

The Call

March 3, 2015

Dear Sister Schmidt:

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You are assign to labor in the México Aguascalientes Mission. It is anticipated that you will serve for a period of 18 months.

You should report to the Mexico Missionary Training Center on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.  You will prepare to preach the gospel in the Spanish language.  Your assignment may be modified according to the needs of the mission president.

You have been recommended as one worthy to represent the Lord as a minister of the restored gospel.  You will be an official representative of the Church. As such, you will be expected to maintain the highest standards of conduct and appearance by keeping the commandments, living mission rules, and following the counsel of your mission president.  As devote your time and attention to serving the Lord, leaving behind all other personal affairs, the Lord will bless you with increased knowledge and testimony of the Restoration and of the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
Your purpose will be to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.  As you serve with all your heart, might, and strength, the Lord will lead you to those who are prepared to be baptized.

The Lord will reward you for the goodness of your life.  Greater blessing and more happiness than you have yet experience await you as you humbly and prayerfully serve the Lord in this labor of love among His children.  We place our confidence in you and pray that the Lord will help you become an effective missionary...

                                            Thomas S. Monson