Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Week 31 ~ February 22, 2016


I have no time left but the highlights are that Maria did not get baptized. She wants to wait until the 19th of March so we're going to wait.
The other awesome thing is that we started teaching a family of 4 who are really excited about the gospel! We've only been to see them once and they couldn't come to church this week but I'll give you more details next week. 

Love you all. Pray for clouds for me!
Hermana Schmidt

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Week 30: Cambios! ~ February 15, 2016

Well we finished another transfer this last week. I cannot believe how much time has already passed.  We moved houses, but I still have the same companion.  Hermana Barzola and I will get another 6 weeks here in Aguascalientes.  Our new apartment is really adorable and I'm excited to be living there. The only thing it doesn't have is a boiler, haha. But that's ok. There should be one coming soon and we sort of have a stove to warm up water to bathe. 

This last week we had exchanges and I was with another sister from the US and it was SUPER weird to speak English with her. Most of the time one of us would say something in English and the other would answer in Spanish. Haha. I guess we have both adjusted to speaking Spanish.

Also it is starting to get warm here. Like uncomfortably warm. And it's February.... I'm a little worried about what it will be like come April or May (which are the hottest months of the year here.)  And my eyes are really tired from the sun. But the up side is maybe I finally get a tan. Probably not but I can hope.

One really funny/embarrassing thing that happened this week is we went to visit a recent convert named Marco. He is 30 and single and his mom is anxiously awaiting the day when he will find himself a wife. We got to his house and he wasn't there and so we started talking with his mom. She asked us A LOT of questions about ourselves and I guess I passed whatever test she was giving us because later when we were teaching Marco she came into the room and basically said "you should marry the pale one" Haha. I'm not sure who was more uncomfortable, him or me. Haha. My companion later told me that she did the same thing with the last missionary from the US so that makes me feel less awkward. Haha.  

Well we're hoping the María will be baptized this Saturday. She is really nervous and wants to wait another week but we left her Mosiah 18:8-10 to read and told her to ask God what he wants her to do, so we'll see what happens. 

Love you all. Keep praying for me! (And pray for clouds) 

Hermana Schmidt

Week 29: Happy (Almost) Valentines Day ~ February 8, 2016

Hola familia!

I have officially lost track of what week it is. And now I don't care enough to find out. But I think it's safe to say I have a fair number of weeks. 

Well the most exciting news is that María is still progressing towards her baptismal date! We are really excited for the 20th. My companion and I are both hoping we don't get transferred so that we'll be here for her baptism. 
We also found a new apartment to rent and we are planned on moving this weekend which is really excited. It closer to where we spend the majority of our time and the rent is cheaper. 

Well... Those are the highlights of this past week. We are hoping to have a week even better this week.  Love you!

Hermana Schmidt

Week 28: Ask in Faith ~ February 1, 2016

Hola Familia! 

I have almost no time. I guess everyone felt bad for not writing me the last few weeks and decided to write me today. Ah. And what's worse is I have a lot to write this week.
Basically the bad news is that María didn't come to church this week. She had a meeting with a group of people she's been study computers with and didn't make it.  So we're going to have to change her baptismal date.But the good news is that she still wants to get baptized! 

Saturday the whole mission went to Leon because Elder Renlund came to visit us. Bishop Causse and... someone of the 70 also came. I also had one of the most embarrassing experiences of my whole mission. He greeted each of us and he asked me where I was from. I said Salt Lake. He asked me what part and I FORGOT ENGLISH! The whole language. I could get any word out.  It was terrible. After a few seconds of awkward stuttering he asked me where I went to high school. He definitely is from close by because he said "Oh. So you're an eagle." But the whole experience was really awesome.  In order to prepare we studied three talks. One was Ask in Faith by Elder Bednar, which I loved. Also Converted unto the Lord, also by Elder Bednar, and Through God's Eyes by Elder Renlund. All very good you should read them. It's especially interesting to read them all together and see how they relate.

Then on Sunday we had a special stake conference with Elder Maynes, also a seventy. It was also very educational.

Well, we'll keep working hard here and praying for you at home.

Love you!
Hermana Schmidt