Monday, June 29, 2015

June 22 Bellas Artes

Bellas Artes with Hermana Maldanado
Wax museum
Beatles at the wax museum

Monday, June 15, 2015

Crazy Days

Okay, here are the updates and funny stories of the week..
First of all, Cesar Omar is HOME. they came home early from Costa Rica and I was so surprised and way excited. He's doing great, didn't do anything bad during the trip haha and we are super proud and happy for him.

Okay so June 12 was one of those crazy days.
We had a great lesson with Melani, 13 years old, super cute and so excited to learn about the gospel.
Then we went to teach Flor, a contact in the Street, and we've been passing by like for 2 weeks but she's always busy. We walk in and her husband is like laying on the couch watching tv and she kept asking him to come listen but he's straight up like nope not gonna do it. We felt a little awkward  but started teaching. He left the room and it was a good lesson, feeling the spirit. Then comes in Flor's mother in law, completely drunk and she starts talking to us and it was hilarious but obviously the lesson ended there. It was just a ridiculous situation, I felt bad for Flor because she was super embarrassed but we just laughed and left.
Then we stopped by a Little Tiendita to grab some wáter and I bought two of these Little Candy things. Didn't know what they were, thought it was cherry flavored gummys, nope I took one bite and it tasted exactly what alcohol smells like. nastyyyy hahhah I think Flor's mother in law had some influence on me. yikes haha you gotta be careful with what you buy here.

Sunday was pretty tough as no one came to church. We had one person show up but we didn't know who she was, hopefully we can find her and start teaching. but yeah it's always hard when you work hard and things don't happen.

All is good out here though!Today we went to the Zocalo and had a blast, it's in the centro of the ciudad. took lots of pictures at the wax mueseam... super fun p-day.  I will send them next week as the internet café won't let me download them for some reason.

hermana schenider

Monday, June 8, 2015

June 8 Miracles!

Okay here's what happened this week...

So we were hanging out in the Little tiendita that our converso reciente Jorge Castro owns. He has the greatest family ever, he lives there with his wife, two of his daughters and grandkids. We have tried teaching his family before, but his wife is super católica and doesn't want to "change the religión of her padres".
But the other day we were in intercambios(splits) and I was with hna Avila (who is from Tegucigalpa honduras). We went to visit Jorge, but he wasn't there, so we start chatting with Lupita his wife.  And I just got the impression to start teaching her, and explain the restoration. Honestly the most spiritual lesson I've had so far in the misión. I can't explain it, but she listened and understood everything perfectly. Lupita started crying, and we were like how do you feel right now and she just said  "no hay palabras".  It's a perfect description, there aren't words to explain when the spirit reaches the heart and testifies of truth.  We still have to work with her a lot, because I think she's honestly just afraid of change. But I am so excited and it makes me sooo happy to think about the whole familia Castro being sealed in the temple, so I'm pretty motivated to work with all of them <3
the joy that the gospel brings truly is indescribable.

Okay more milagros, we found two other families that seem like they have a ton of potential. And we have some future baptism dates. Valeria, 18 anos, super sweet.
and we found Pilar and her daughter Lupita as well, found them from the área book and they seem Golden. We just have to convince everyone to go to church and they can progress, that's always the struggle.

AND we baptized this week. It was ridiculous, saturday the zone leaders called me and said that President wanted Angel to be baptized into our Ward, because he lives in our boundaries, even though he can't attend our Ward until we change times with the other one (he can only attend church at 11 am for work)
but yeah saturday we found that out and had a baptism on sunday. Honestly this week has been a testimony, that obedience bring blessings but exact obedience brings MIRACLES.

I'm SO grateful for the companionship of the Espiritu Santo. It is the most important thing that we can have in our life every day. It should be our FOCUS.
I hope this all made sense.
thanks for ALL of your love and support. It really makes a huge difference.
 keep the faith,
hermana Schneider

Sunday, June 7, 2015

June 1 Tan Lines

Tan Lines Crazy!
Hey :)
It was a bit of a rough first time dirigiendo(in charge) an area, planning by myself, and we are still looking for people to teach.
But I wanted to share something I learned this week from our Prophet <3
in his talk "the Divine Gift of Gratitude"
He shares the story in Matt. when the Savior traveled for 3 days in the wilderness, with a mulititude of 4000 following him. After three days, they were HUNGRY. The disciples wondered how they could possibly find enough food to feed everyone.  They gathered up the 7 loaves and little fishes
"and he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and GAVE THANKS , and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude."
"Notice that the Savior gave thanks for what he had, and a miracle followed. We have all experienced times when our focus is on what we LACK rather than on our blessings"
It's an awesome talk. I'd recommend you read the rest of it, over and over whenever you feel like things arent going your way, and when you need a reminder to have an attitude of gratitude <3

Nothing too crazy this week, hopefully ill have some more exciting news next week :)
love you all the much
President and Sister Whitehead and Elder and Sister Nash of the Seventy and all our Zone from last week.