Tuesday, April 12, 2016

April 11 Rebeca's Baptism

Rebeca and Viridiana y Hermana Sylvia.
We had Rebeca's baptism on Sunday! She was really happy. It was sweet, and her grandma Sylvia was super excited.  La hermana Sylvia probably has the most faith that I've ever seen, I love her a lot. she doesn't have much, she is so humble and relies 100% on the lord.  They don't have any money, but still somehow get to church in a taxi every sunday with her daughter who can't walk.  It's amazing.
What else, this week we are going to start something crazy..
Hermano Salguero gave me this book.. invocando los poderes celestiales. its the best book I've ever read, by Grant Von Harrison "drawing on the powers of heaven"

We decided that what we need in the ward is a miracle. a big one, we need to lift the spirit of the whole ward, and get the members attention.  They need to witness God´s power, and believe in it again.
We decided we want 12 baptisms. 6 in the next two weeks, 6 in the first two of May.
It's kinda sad because we have cambios on the 24th, so we don't know where I'll be. but even if I get transfered out, I know that Hermana Gallacher and her companion will keep working for this goal.
We are really excited. really nervous, but it's gonna be crazy.
I hope you guys have a really good week.  I love you all TONS!!!
hna schneider

April 6 General Conference

Keeping the family tradition alive. We made the little egg activity for easter and did it with la familia Sanchez.  They loved it and loved experiencing a little of the american easter of finding eggs.
It was incredible. and my favorite thing is that I got to see how we really can receive all of the answers to our questions through the Spirit and the words of the Prophets.  I know that President Monson and the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles and the Seventies are called of God.  I know that they speak for Him, and it really was Christ´s conference.  That's just so cool. The Church is TRUE guys!!!!
I loved all of it, but received a lot of strength from Elder Hollands closing talk especially. 

We have a really busy rest of the week planned, it's going to get pretty crazy. We just want to use every moment we have left together, Hermana Gallacher and I.  

We are teaching some pretty cool people, a part member family who we are trying to activate, they all went to conference and we have a fecha with Danae for the 17th, I'm really excited for them, because they could be really strong fro the ward when they all come back, full force :)
and teaching more of the Marquez family, Rebecca (who is the niece of Maribel and Carlos who got baptized) has her fecha for this week! she's really excited, and its been incredible seeing her just be so much happier in the past few weeks that she has been going to church. The spirit really changes people.

I'm so grateful for my Savior, I'm beyond grateful for missionary service. I realize more and more how the Lord doesn't need us out here, he doesn't need our help. The escogidos will get to the church, with or without us.  This time really is just so we can grow. and thats how it is will ALL service in the church. The Lord doesn't need us.  We NEED to serve.

I love you all the much!!!
hna schneider

La Reyna and I back at it.  I enjoyed catching up with here at concilio, she is the greatest!


March 28 Women's Conference

March 14 Staying in Claveria

Well this week was kinda crazy.  To be honest, a really hard one. I don't know why, but I felt pretty sad on wednesday and it was just hard.but after I felt a lot better and we had an incredible weekend. 
Juan Carlos (the husband of Maribel) FINALLY got BAPTIZED.  A straight MIRACLE seriously.
We just put our faith to the test and filled up the font and brought the clothes and got everything ready just hoping that he would finally say yes and decide to do it. 
The Lord answered our prayers. Not for us, but for this family.  I know that Padre Celestial LOVES this family a ton, and they were just waiting for their dad to get baptized so that now they can work towards the temple.  I feel so grateful, because it strengthened my testimony of the power of fasting and of prayer.  I am so so excited, and I feel so so blessed to be able to witness these types of milagros each week.
The other really exciting thing, I'm STAYING here in Claveria!!!! I can't tell you how scared I was on saturday when they were telling us the cambios, because honestly this ward is my absolute favorite.  I feel so close to a lot of the members, and a lot of the families that we have taught here, I was just completely not ready to go. at all haha so we feel really relieved.  So its ROUND 3 with Hermana Gallacher haha and we are loving it.

I am so glad to be out here. To be learning so much. and the time is flying by way way too fast.  But Thank you so much for all of your support and love. <3 

hna schneider