Sunday, July 6, 2014

A few changes!!

I'M A MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!! So we have had a few changes around here... yeah I am not with the Hermana Sanchez anymore... I am now with Hermana Zatarain and I am TRAINING!!!!!! she is my hija! oh wait... but i could never be normal could i... every other person in the world that trains stays in their area... nope... we are OPENING AN AREA!!!!! yes you heard me right OPENING AN AREA! we know no one and we are brand spanking new in our area... they had a white wash and we were put in.... we had quite the week! I have slacked so here is a speed up date! 
well pretty much... the week before this week hermana Sanchez and I closed the change out with 5 baptisms! The familia Zuniga! They are soooo amazing! I am so happy for Juan Sivia and Eric! Then that sunday we had 2 more baptisms of two 9 year old boys Morony yes with a Y hahaha and Emanuel they are probably two of the most intelligent boys I have ever met in my life! well after this we recieve the call.... Hermana Bauer you are going to be a mom! and you are moving areas!!!!!!! 
Off i went to Fellipe Carrillo! one of the most amazing parts of the mission... it is said to be the area of gold in the mission... well it showed... we were dropped into a baptism... we had another baptism on sunday! We had a baptism of a 9 yr old girl  Sunday we were so blessed we found her house and were about to teach her the commandments set up her interview and everything she needed! now we are starting to teach her mom! What a blessing this all is! This area is HUGE!!!!!!!! double the size of my last! But it is going to be amazing! my companion is great she is a sweetheart! 19 as well and she is well just got here! getting used to the mish! The poor thing has some horrible blisters! But she is learning how to tough it out! We teach really well together, and well I hope she is happy with her mom haha! Well that is about all for now! I am all but scatterbrained... beyond lost in my areas still... but we have people to teach and thats all that matters! We are happy as ever! And I can testify to each of you that if you follow the spirit, you will always find your way home! hope you have a great week love you all! con much amor hermana bauer

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!!

A pet prairie dog!

The trash cart being pulled by a donkey.

No longer a farmers tan...but now a sister missionary tan!!

Yum Yum


Fried onions, red meat chilies salsa tortillas, and of course OREO truffles

Working hard in Hacienda Mirtas

Hello everyone!!!!! how are you all doing?? I hope your answer is well! Hermana Sanchez and I are doing great here in Hacienda Mitras! Workin Hard and loving these past few days with out the blazing sun! The beginning of this week was blistering hot! man oh man! Butt we are loving every second of these gray sky's and humid weather that we have! Hermano Camrillo, our favorite 2nd councilor gifted us some white umbrellas yesterday for the sun!  ... oh the joys! haha its for the better!!!

 This week was really crazy! It was one of those weeks that I know that we could have used more of the spirit and worked harder... I was a little disappointed in myself, but believe it or not blessings were just falling out of the sky! Maybe I just felt like things were just too easy or something. This week everything fell into place! We have been working our fingers to the bone with this familia Zuniga! They are just amazing! and he finally received a job... well then Satan kicked in, he never fails.... Our wonderful dad of this family, Juan, works Sundays now and cannot change his hours for a month! We have talked to everyone and pulled as many strings as possible prayed and prayed with all of our hearts and well... this is the Lords test and will, and also we know that this is Satan testing him in his life as well. Him not having a job was our way into their family their soft spot, what they needed most, the church helped them and Hermano Castro, his brother actually offered him this job he has now! well, along came the adversary! but with lots of prayer from them and us and many helpers from our ward, believe it or not! This family has more friends and helpers than anyone I have ever seen and Hermano Castro is an angel literally he is in every lesson, passing by, oh exactly what we have been looking for! we are going to be able to still have their baptism, the whole family! (hopefully Wednesday or Thursday this week!!!) and he is going to be able to change his hours in a month so that he can have Sundays off! Blessings will come, and I know that they will not faulter! Sometimes we are faced with tasks that seem impossible to break, but really I have learned so much through this experience and the change in this family! The first time we were in their house, we were not allowed to pray or sing now they have the Book of Mormon, almost read twice, Bible, Doctrine Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price! and a sign on their door reminding them to pray and are all alternating their prayers nightly! Their son found the 10 commandments in 3 min. when we gave them their bible and other scriptures! This is all a miracle and I know the family Zuniga was prepared by the lord for Hermana Sanchez and I what an amazing experience!

We can all make changes in our lives and have miracles like this happen. Small or big a change makes all the difference! When we change something in our lives we are showing our love for our savior and our Heavenly Father, showing them that we want to follow in their foot steps and that we want to become better! When we make a change it is not for a day, it is a commitment! Look at your life today, what can you commit to change, you will receive a reward, feel better, a weight lifted from your shoulders, and shine much brighter than before! This I know to be true! I am changing here each and every day and watching others change right before my eyes! It is a blessing to be a tool in the Lords hands! Each of you can be the same! Get out there! Change your life for the sake of someone else, someone you love! You know who they are! Now do it! I love you all! Have a fantastic week! MMUAH!!!!!!!
 Con mucho amor! Hermana Bauer

Las Grutas! The Caves

We had an awesome zone activity!! We went through all of these caves. They all had different names literally from heaven to hell.