Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Hermana Schmidt Week 41 Letter 07/07/15

From: Nicole Schmidt [mailto:nicole.schmidt@myldsmail.net]
Sent: 07/07/2015 1:16 PM
Subject: Best Week of My Li-i-i-i-i-i-i-fe (That song has gotta be ancient for you all by now)

Hola a todos!! 

Can I just say I am typing like a maniac because of how extremely excited I am to share with you all about the amazing things that happened this week!? AH. So. Excited. :) Best. Week. EVER. Of. My. Life. ! 

Okay so here goes. This will be a shorter email (I think) but full of happy, wonderful news! 

1. Jessica passed her interview!! She said she feels so good and is so excited to be baptized this Saturday! She also went to the ''zona colonial'' (historical landmarks of christopher colombus and other people who discovered the Americas) with us and a member today, and she was just glowing! She told us a couple of days ago: ''Last night, I was thinking about this whole process and learning about the church and I started crying because I felt so strongly that the Lord knew what I was doing and was proud of me!'' It has been such a cool miracle to see her progress and to see her draw so close to the Lord.

2. FIDEL. Fidel is Jose Miguels brother- the jose miguel that will be baptized this Saturday as well. He has slammed the door in our face and told us plenty of times he did NOT want to listen to us. Needless to say, we stopped trying to teach him and started trying to just be friendly if we saw him at Jose's house. WELL. This last week we passed by and invited him to a YSA activity our ward was going to have, and he got super excited about it. Something just clicked! He said he has some curiosity about the church. We started teaching him and he has been so super receptive. How cool to see someone's heart softened! The Lord is good!! 

3. Pedro and Jorge. They are two kids who have had such a hard process to be baptized. We've been teaching them with their parents and their parents had said lots of times they just didn't think Pedro and Jorge behave well enough to be baptized. They read their BOM and pray, and are super prepared so we were working so hard with them and their family this week to reach their goal to be baptized this Saturday as well... and... Their parents accepted and they passed their interviews!! 

4. Elisiel. Elisiel is 8 and needs to wait to be baptized. His mom is lessactive and needs to reactivate before Elisiel gets baptized. However, he is reading the Book of Mormon like crazy! He says he loves it. And he's super smart!! How cool to see that the Lord can touch anyone's hearts- even small children (or especially small children!). 

So there you have it!! We will be having four AMAZING indiviuals being baptized this saturday!! I am just bursting with joy. It's been a hard process and a lot of work but the Lord really has prepared the way and provided so many miracles! I feel so incredibly lucky to have seen the Lord work wonders in the lives of these his children. 

The biggest miracle however, was between my comp and I and our goals we've set. Our mission president has elevated the spirituality of our mission so so high! It has been such a cool process to see. To help, he has set some high goals to keep us motivated and working hard. When I saw some of the goals, I was shocked!! They were so high and nearly seemed impossible!! But my comp. and I decided we would work our hardest and have faith that it was possible to reach our President's goals. If we didn't, we could at least say we strived anxiously to accomplish them!! But this week we hit one of the goals!! It was so so so so exciting! The Lord has truly helped us. 

I just know the Lord lives!! He is So good!! :) 

Keep your chin UP, work hard, and be obedient. 

Hurrah for Israel! :) 

-Hermana Schmidt 

Hermana Schmidt and Hermana Cabos in front of museum

Photo received from a member

Columbus Home

Columbus Home

Columbus Home

Columbus Home

Hermana Schmidt and Jessica

Hermana Schmidt and Museum

Hermana Schmidt and Hermana Cabos with member and Jessica

Hermana Schmidt at museum

She says she loves this country

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