Thursday, March 19, 2015

Put your shoulder to the wheel

This has been a week FULL LOADED! Well starting with us... short and sweet! We have some amazing investigators and we see their progression each day! We don't go a day without seeing miracles and we are doing great! I love Hermana Villareal! her love for this work, her area, the sisters, and the investigators is outstanding! I love working with her because we have no limits! It is amazing! We are really pushing ourselves to do the very best we can to help ALL that we can in each responsibility that we have at this time! Our goals are really keeping me on my toes and we are loving it! HNO Pill WHO WAS BAPTIZED this week is happier than ever and a few members mistook him as a missionary on Sunday! He really is an amazing guy and going to change some lives! Sure hope he chooses to serve the mission! That would be so cool! His dad wants to get baptized but can't because he was married to two people at the same time and would have to divorce with someone in Vera Cruz and its a long story.... but Pillo is working on it!!!! haha We had Paola in the church this week a 24 yr old girl super shy but so cute who really wants to know where her dad is, who passed away two years ago! She is awesome we put a date with Rosalve! 11th of April is her baptism! super stoked! too much to tell things just happen every second but we are happier than ever the sisters on the other hand... gonna send you guys my report of the sisters this is all that went down this week . 

Okay well, now for the sisters! It has been a very interesting week with these sisters of zion!

We started with our divisions with San Nico they are doing great with their area getting used to everything and getting it all in order! hna Granja is really fighting hard with her illness.  she is one of my best friends here in the mish super strong but really suffers from lots of problem with her health!!!) but she doesn't want to give up and she won't give up until the Lord tells her to. She is worried about the stress that her companionship is causing. She knows that it is not helping, but it has forced her to become even more humble in all she does and recognize all her disabilities to become even stronger! She is an amazing missionary and so super strong! She is an example for me! Her and hna Brooks can make it through this if the health of hna Granja will allow it! Their studies were the best part!!!! We all came out with different studies about love, and shared how we could show our love better with companions with people but the best part was it was what the spirit lead each of us to read not what we told them to study it was just what we all studied! They are both greatly growing. We know that hna Granja is going to see you today, we are praying for her and know that the both of you will receive the answer correct that the Lord needs for her! She is an amazing servant of the Lord and has really had an amazing run here! What ever the Lord is going to allow her to do, He has a lot planned for her, she is in our thoughts fasts and prayers

We went Jueves to do studies with Anahuac. We got a little lost looking for their house... whoops! haha but it was what the Lord wanted because we arrived at 8:30 and they were both sleeping still. hahah that was fun!!!!! 

We saw hna Zatarain MI HIJA!!!!! and hna Ashcraft! They are super excited! working sooo hard and want to be better every day! They have put some great goals together with us and we are all working together!!!! supporting each other, its going to be a great change for them! Hna Ashcraft is kinda in a weird stag right now, but she is still happy and wants to work! She has put rules for herself about her thoughts and the things her and her companion talk about! They don't talk about the house! haha and hna Zatarain is really helping her in this! 

For two weeks now...  The sisters just told us she was a little sick, until this week. When we were on divisions I talked a lot with hna Rodriguez and it is stress that is causing it she is sick from something!. I think that it is the stress that is the reason she can not get better, but she has something wrong. I have never seen someone in such pain when we came back to her house, migraine and back pains! I was on my toes heating towels trying to keep her calmed down and help  her sleep or something so she could stop crying. She told me very directly the Lord is trying to teach her about pride. I don't know what that means for her or for you but I want to know if there is anything you can think of other than be in good contact with them checking up and helping them smile, that we can do to help. They are both suffering because they both want so badly to work, hna Calderon had learned more than she can explain in this time and come to love and want to be in her area. She cares a lot for her companion and only wants the best for her. She talked to you about everything so there is not much to say but we have been in contact with them daily and are just waiting to see what else we can do for these amazing sisters! If you have suggestions ideas or info, give us a call please, she is in our fasts and prayers!  

This week we are going to have divisions with Sabinas Hidalgo they are doing pretty good and we are going to help hna Baisden smile a little more! (from her heart cause we all know she is smiling on the outside) and we are going to see Felipe for divisions!! They are having a lot of desafios with their investigators but they are staying strong and we are gonna see what else we can do for them this week! 

Lots of things have passed this week, and the adversairy is sure working hard on the servants of the Lord, but we don't fall, we just become stronger!!!! I love when we can realize what our weaknesses are because we can put the goals to build them up! We can feel the support of the Lord and its like a check point to see what we are doing what we are not and WHAT MORE we can do! I love the mission, I love this gospel, and I love to see what more we can and will do each and every day! Because this is the plan of our heavenly father and we are his team, so we have to show Him what we can do and that we have his back ALWAYS!!!! I wanna invite you guys this week to look for the problems you have, and find the solutions, see the blessings and love each and every difficulty you have! Life isn't easy, but if it was, it wouldn't be fun!!!! Love each and every one of you thanks for your prayers and love your all the greatest! keep on keeping on! and put your shoulder to the wheel! 

love Hermana Bauer! 

My new comp....Hermana Villareal

We have had changes!!! I am now with hna Villareal! and stayed in Las Puentes!!!! we are with the elders elder Clayton from North Salt Lake and Elder May, they are awesome!!! I am training hna Villareal as the new sister training leader, in this change we have 7 companionships!!! We are very excited and have chose amor y animo as our theme!!!! It is going to be an amazing change and we have already seen miracles we have a baptism planned for this Sunday and had a new investigator at the church on Sunday! I love this work and everything the Lord has planned for me! He knows us so much better than we know ourselves! All we have to do is learn to truly trust in him!!!! I love my new comp and you are all gonna come to love her as well.  She is a sweet heart as you can all see and we are going to rock this change! Hope to hear from you all soon thanks for all your support and love we sure love ya!!!! lots of love and hugs sent from mexico your way!!!!
Hermana Bauer 

Changes are coming!!!

well you got that right last week, well day well half of a day before changes!!!! I don't want them!!!!!!!!!!!! but the Lord knows best!!! you know that's how we do things! How the lord wants!!! This week was really great! We have a family, they are AMAZING!!!!!!!! and super ready to have the gospel in their lives! OH MAN!!! I cannot even handle this week!! we had the coolest studies then this family, then my best friend slash comp is going away, I don't know what I am going to do.   One of my best missionary friend's  is the new assistant to the pres!!!!! that's cool!  It has been freezing and raining all week including today, in health we are doing good!!!! that's so awesome!!! that brae made the choir!!! I had some super person revelation this week, its almost time to start having these types of answers to my prayers and I wasn't even asking but i just felt it the other day.  I  have studied my blessing because of Madi and all that and.. well.... your going to die, but I think I am going to study MUSIC!!! I think I am going to be a music teacher. Yeah I said it, it left my fingers, and my mouth more than once this week! crazy stuff huh! nothing for sure! but its a new thought! Wow!!! sounds like you had a good week! Sorry this letter is super out of order and there is not much sense to it I am a little stressed today about changes! haha and there are just lots of little random, things to tell ya! but we are doing really well here and I am happy as ever now wanting it to end!!!! I didn't know grandpa sully had cancer i don't think you ever told me that but please tell him I love him!  I hope you have a great week I love you your in my prayers don't worry about lambs and snow the Lord knows what we need, He tests us but it will all come out on tops! You will do great on your talks this week!!!! don't worry I will give one for you this week here! Love you tons mom thanks for everything! 

su hija mayor y misionera! Hermana Bauer
Wow!!!! what a week eh! Well I cannot even beat your week I don't think... maybe we can hit equal on the scale! man me and hna Carrillo are one fire with our investigators.. they are flying! we went on strike outside of one of our investigators houses to see get the signature from the mom of Jazmin... in fast and everything. the Lord made it very clear it was not her time not for her but for the mom. Something tells me that the time for her baptism is when the mom wants to listen and be baptized as well, because Jazmiin isn't going to stop going to church! She is the coolest little joven ever!!!! she is going to be friends with Brae they are tons a like!!!! Then there is papa don chema and the fam! they are super escogidos! and so ready love love love teaching them!!!! man oh and this week.... welp ya know 4 months... isn't that  much.. I know pres told ya all not to talk about it but me and my comp woke up the other day all freaked out... the way satan works huh... so we started our studies an hour early at seven! NEEDED IT!!!! I am reading in Alma and well read some war strategy!!!  We are just fighting a battle and in this battle we are really learned how to wear our armor like the things you said in your letter! each of these things are part of yours and mine its the armor of God that we need. We have found it in different places it becomes stronger in different experiences but when we come together again we will be to the point of a family so strong that the Lord will be very please with us! He has blessed us so much that I have lost count a long time ago! haha but el señor probara! the time will come for everything! we have seen it happen before and it will happen again!" I love that you had an eye opening week so did I!!! I love you so much dad! you are such an amazing example for me! and for so many of los de mas!!! keep working, growing and moving forward! You are changing lives of so many!!!!! Thanks for all that you do, have a great week! and don't stress to much!!!! I love you have a great week talk to you Monday then you will know about changes! 

Hermana Bauer su hija mayor primera misionera! 

You could say we are seeing miracles

Hello !!! 
How are you all doing snowed in! we are getting some rain here but that's about it!!!!  That's to bad about Aunt Sharon.  I can't even explain to you mom how much my testimony has grown on the plan of salvation in my mission it is amazing. I really hope you and dad are going to the temple because it is one of the biggest responsibilities we have here on the earth and truly one of the closest houses there are to God! 

I am so proud of Chey it is going to change her life, it has sure changed mine!!!! and it will change her fam as well!!! man that's awesome! glad the Stubb's are doing well as well! awe you will do great on your talk! 
Thanks so much I got the package and it was great Hermana Carrillo loved her notes and so did i!!! she uses her bracelet every day mine broke haahh but hers is holdin up!!! 

What a week it has been here!!! I cannot even believe it!!!! WE had a reference from our stake pres a 23 yr old kid that just showed up at the institute building!!! He is awesome!!! His family has one of the most famous taco stands in Central De Monterrey! oh and he was in the church eight years ago said a prayer asked if it was true saw an angel in a dream that said he needed to study and know more before he was baptized so he did and now he feels ready, so he has been looking for a church and found one! The stake center! We had our first lesson with him he is super excited and the rest of his family are super awesome as well their biggest problem is they work Sundays but the kid will changes that fast I have no worries in my mind!!!!  We have one 14 yr old who is like a member but we are going to fast this week and convince her mother to sign her papers to be baptized!!!! She is so ready, she is the bishops neighbor and loves the church!!!!  We also had another person ask us to come bless their house, so we asked to elders to come with us! We went with her she was the mom of an old investigator who turned out to be crazy well its crazy how the Lord works! because she spilled everything accepted baptism told us she drinks but just one beer every night to be able to sleep that's all she needs to change.  The elders blessed the house and we have a lesson with her today! She is super excited and accepted baptism she said she knows its what she has to do!!!!!! Yeah you could say we are seeing miracles and I love my area my comp and this work!!!!!!!! 

Hope you guys have a great week.  Love you so much!!!! talk to you next week! We have changes coming up AAAHH! 

Hermana Bauer 
                                                                    P-day taco run

                                                     Temple day with the Fonseca Family

February 16, 2015

 Sounds like the fam is good! trouble makers skipping out on church! the wind was defiantly your reward! hahaah sounds like fun though! Man it is crazy to think it is going to be March and then we won't have long until we talk again! WEIRD!!!! Yeah last week was nuts! ( the witch) haha but the spirit saves us more than once a day! haha tell Madi congrats and Brae that she needs to follow her example and she will be great this year!! man Bridger he is a handful I am sure, I cannot even imagine him haha his poor teacher! how is his spanish going! You will have to let him know I am looking forward to having my first conversation with him in español. This week Pablo and Melissa were married the son of our recent converts the ones in the pics of the other week!  Lorena helped us do visits it is so cool to have her fresh excited testimony out in the street with us!!! What a strong spirit she has!!! this week not much is new we have a new investigator but her mom has to give her permission to be baptized she is like 15!!! the Lord will find the way!! Well hope you have a great week I sure love you and thanks for all you do! I will use the face wash when I get it and  the package is here I will have it Thursday! Thanks so much mom your the greatest! 
                   Valentines cotton candy! It kind of  tasted like paint and it painted our tounges PINK!!


Nathan McBride, an LDS missionary serving in Mexico, died suddenly of a heart attack while playing soccer with community members Friday.
When McBride, 20, collapsed during a break in the game, other players called paramedics and performed CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the hospital. He had just started the second year of his two-year mission.
Tri-City Herald said that McBride’s parents, Robert and Rhonda McBride, were shocked when a church official delivered the news to their home late Friday because his son was healthy and didn’t have any medical conditions. They were told that there was no sign of damage or harm to Nathan’s body.
The family is working with the American Consulate to get McBride’s body home. They are hoping to have the funeral Jan. 24.
McBride was known as a dedicated student who maintained a 3.8 grade-point average and had dreams of becoming an orthopedic surgeon one day. He spent his time volunteering at a local Humane Society, and was an active kid who loved pole vaulting, playing basketball, hiking, and fishing.
“Nathan was serving the Lord as a missionary and he was doing what he was supposed to be doing,” Robert McBride told Tri-City Herald. “And he was happy, he was very happy. He loved what he was doing.”

This is one of my friends from the MTC he was in my district! He was an amazing missionary and helped me a lot in my hard times at the MTC! He always kept me going when I got down on my Spanish! I was taken back when I heard this. I cannot believe it is true. But it is such a blessing to be in the work of the Lord and know exactly where he is. He was an amazing example for us all and will always be an example for me! His big smile and great jokes,the way he could keep everyone happy! He passed onto a bigger work and I am sure he is preaching the gospel right where he is today! It was rough to hear about this and really broke my heart. His family is in my prayers and I would appreciate it if you could add them to yours as well! Thanks for all your support and everything you all do for me!. Each day we have are truly special and important! So keep living strong in the gospel and don't ever give up! Give the Lord your all because He gave us everything! This gospel is amazing and the biggest blessing each and everyone of us could have in our lives! Hold strong to the rod and remember he has a plan for each of us! I love you all 

Hermana Bauer

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I love to see the temple

I LOVE TO SEE THE TEMPLE!!!!!! these are some pics of the temple today! loved it!!!!!!!!!!! exactly what I needed! I love my comp she is the greatest!!!! and oh this is our zone they are awesome!!! and Elder Day and Elder Parks!  Elder Parks told me he is related to the cox family in my ward at home and they talk to him about me! SMALL WORLD!!! I love this gospel!! Have a great week and EVERYONE should go to the temple it is the best medicine to any problem, do baptisms or a session.  Its  like going to the house of the Lord and having a good talk with Him personally! Keeps us all going! I love you all!