Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Still Here in Las Puentes!!

NO more worms.... I got them from menudo! cow intestines and inner stomach... it was terrible!!!!!!!!!!! it still had hair on it!!!!

Well I am still here in Las Puentes with Hermana Carrillo!!! happy as ever. They white washed the elders... yes white wash of zone leaders! i couldn't believe it, but things are good, and we are ready to turn this ward upside down! 

The sisters are great and we are working hard with them! We had lots of changes but the sisters with the biggest probs stayed put! I really love this whole sister training leader thing but man its lots of extra work! haha Were you a zone leader in your mission, how did you have time to take care of so many troubled missionaries! 

Randy is in my prayers.. what have they found out! will you tell him that I love him tons granny and grandpa too!  That is good you all fasted, miracles come with fasting and prayer, but we always have to follow the will of our Savior! Hope you have a great week! GO HARD IN THE PAINT! as said by our new assistant to the pres! hahah love you dadio! 

Hermana Bauer su hija mayor

 We had an activity and sent balloons with notes to our loved ones who have passed away telling them thanks for what they have done for us and what we are going to do for them TEMPLE WORK!!!!!! It was awesome! Mini hot air balloons thought a lot about my grandma Annie! 

                                                             Elder Clayton and Elder Mora

Life is Good Here

 I got the package thanks so much!!! I loved it, it was great! The parasites are gone and the old man is not writing anymore notes no stress but it was creepy! hahahah  My scripture about the obra misional is Alma 5:49 and can you put it in Spanish please! Sounds like everything is going well at home, we have changes today and to be honest everything is going really well here I have learned a ton this change!  I am coming down with a cold but I would take that any day over parasites! Don't worry about the lover he is gross and old and creeps me out! The sisters visit him when we are on divisions!!! This week we had CRAZY!!!!!!! divisions both of the sisters I was with had break downs! seriously one admitted to me she is in love with a missionay and just wants to get home to marry him and the other started balling and we didn't sleep till 1 in the morning because she had so many probs! but we got it all worked out and I am just thankful that my mind is in the game here, that my heart is in the work and I am here 100 percent! I am so thankful for everything I am doing here and every opportunity my Father In Heaven is giving me! This week we finally had someone in church she is going to get baptized, she is opening up and loved being with the youth! Really this week was a lot better my comp is super sick but I took care of her she called me mom all week it was super funny waking her up at night to give her meds the whole nine yards! but yeah life is good here! We find out about cambios tonight who knows what will happen but its the Lords will and I will follow! I hope that Randy starts doing better tell them that I love them and that they are in my prayers! My face well I have a face wash... its not changing much! I need to find that cream you told me a while back a go! I love you keep working hard and keep the fam in line. I loved the pics and the cards you guys are the greatest and the clothes are super cute love you! MMUAH! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Opposition In All Things

Well we are going to start with a scripture! 2 Nephi 2:11 look it up.... I am sure you all have your cell phones close if you are not reading from them at this moment! hahah OPPOSITION is needed in all things and I know this is true! These past two weeks have been full of obstacles, ups and downs! Well this past week we hit rock bottom. We started our week off in the office my comp had an interview with president, that actually went very well, this was an UP!!! haha We than had our first set of divisions with some sisters who have been really struggling! Hermana Carrillo and I became very ill over the weekend and we didn't know why.... well we ended up at the doctor the day before divisions! not the mission doctor that's way too far! We just went to an old bishop who is a doctor he took care of us! It turns out we had parasites, the stomach pains and vomiting... except for me! because I wouldn't let myself throw up! (didn't want to pass out haha) was normal for this! no worries! medicine for three days it goes away like that! When we were in division man the poor sisters thought we were dying! but we held strong and divisions actually went very well! The sisters are progressing tons and we even ran into a family that drove us back to the area of the sisters to change companions again!  Then we had our day of man we just can't do it! We were sick and tired of NO! and of feeling so sick! but we knew we had to work through it! Like I said opposition is needed in all things! so off we went! worked hard!  We did are best to enjoy one of our only days together of the week and found TWO new people! One of them being an answer to my prayer! we stopped on a corner and I said sister we NEED new people to teach! She said well then where are we going to go! in that moment a woman walked around the corner I said buenas tardes! stuck my hand out and she passed me... but then came back, we talked to her she really opened up, said she wanted to change her life and then said I turned back because I felt something! IT WAS THE FIRST MIRACLE!!! the night continued and we planned divisions. The next day I went to another area and everything went very well... when we changed back, I found out they had a very WEIRD day here in Las Puentes.. all the way to one of our investigators who was on drugs and our recent convert... well he gave the sisters something for me. A LOVE LETTER! yupp... So now I had to call pres talk to him about a 67 yr old man who wrote me a love letter... and WE ARE TEACHING HIS DAUGHTER!!!! president said we can't let men control the work of the Lord, but changes are in a week! I have no idea what is going to happen but it has just been the craziest week of my life!  After all of this I had HAD IT!  The next day we said a prayer to have a day of miracles literally miracles and I was praying so hard to feel better and get the problems out of my head! Well we know WHY we had the opposition! We found 6 new people to teach in ONE DAY! Two members accompanied us to teach and we really felt the spirit and why we are here! I love my mission being here working day in and out and following the spirit being a tool in the hands of the Lord! This last week of this change we are going to show them what we can do and these new people are going to realize why they need the gospel in their lives! Thanks for your prayers, love and  all you do for me! You are the greatest!!!! Keep up the good work at home! and stay warm! LOVE YOU ALL! 

Hermana Bauer!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A New Year

Sounds like you had a good New Years and Brae yeah she is a trouble maker!  She told me so did Brock haha the little turd!  Well we just had a small dinner with a family other than that it was a normal day but a dead one! NO ONE was home hahahaha but its okay! The next day was the same, because everyone was asleep or hung over but it was good. I ate cow intestines this week covered in cow hair still. I got sick and it was terrible, but I did it!!  Tell grandpa for me. Goals I have lots!!!!!!!!  I am going to finish the Book of Mormon!!!! We are actually going to do it as a mission in 45 days 15 pages a day.  I want to invite you guys to do it with me we start Wednesday! I am really ready to work with all I have all the way to the end! I am going to study an attribute of Christ every day! I want to learn to have more caridad or charity the pure love of Christ in my life. Baptize semanas segidas again! I am going to have better prayers every day and do more exercise!  The goals go on and on, but what I have learned about goals, is we have to have little goals between or you'll never make it! So that's what I'm going for, the little weekly goals right now!  Hermana Carrillo and I are great, we haven't gotten lost and this next week we are going to have lots of divisions!  Hope you guys have a great week!  I know this church is true and this new year is going to be amazing.  I am so thankful I could spent this past year here in the mission with my time and mind in the work of the Lord! Not another thing I would trade it for! Now to finish strong! I have really learned what the atonement of Christ is and humility and how we can apply these two things in our lives each and every day, to help one another grow and learn to be more like our Savior Jesus Christ! I love you! hope you have a great week MUAH! hermana bauer!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Should I go on a Mission?

Its crazy how the small things matter so much! when it comes to the love or friendship of a cousin, or just realizing what an impact you can make on someones life, for a smile even when you don't want to put it on. Later you find that you cannot live without it! crazy huh! At Kyle's farewell is when the idea came into my mind maybe I should serve then came the prayers the reading and the answer! Crazy how everything comes around, Tyler going on  his mission after living with us... and how one of the biggest examples in Kyle's life is his older brother. The strings are a lot closer than we would ever think! Every step we take we should think twice we are always effecting the lives of others! ALWAYS!!!! no mattter what it is.  I am sure thankful for the strings that I have come from and the ones connected to me! The ones I am throwing out and the smile I have been blessed to share! I was so happy to see you all and talk to you it doesn't even seem like it was real! but it was! What a short time I have left I am going to make the best of it! This week we start divisions!!! I am so excited these sisters are going to teach me a ton! and I am really working to have the trust of each and every one though the pure love of Christ!   
We got super sick this week too even had to take a day in the house the day after Christmas it killed us both like a flu bug ew it was terrible but were cured now! LIFE IS GREAT HERE! nothing much has happened new! don't have much time but I sure love you and miss you! it was so good to see you all! how are things at home! things are getting better here! I ate goat on Christmas! that was cool! and we finally have someone progressing we are staring divisions and I am kinda nervous to get lost in my new area but I am getting it learned so were gonna be fine! Well i hope to hear from ya soon and we are going to the offices this week twice hope your package is there! say a prayer or five thanks for everything! your the greatest! MMUAH! 

hermana bauer! su hija mayor

Much work to do

First of all FELIZ birthday DADIO!!!!!! to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if you do it the mexican way mom will shove your face in the cake when they sing to you all yelling mordida mordida! hahah hope you can have a great birthday and enjoy every second of it! I am still on the look out for the boots say a prayer in my last area we can find some if not we will have to make a trip back you and me to go shopping they are SUPER CHEAP HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!! like 50 bucks! for 300 dollar boots!!!!! thats right! 

Anyway okay yeah its like a zone leader for sisters but we have to TRAVEL to see them because they don't live close we have 6 companionship's! We call them get them excited to work help them when the fight go study with them once a change and do divisions once a change pretty much we don't sleep! haha.  We did our first visit this week! had to wake up at 4:45 yeah haha it was killer and we go to bed late because our planning time goes away with the phone calls! Its super awesome! but its gonna be a load to haul! I am so STOKED!!!! we have our leadership meeting Wednesday so we can plan divisions we are in charge of the Christmas party my comp and I !!!! oh and my comp is like my best friend! she is NUTS!!!!!! I love her!  We are in a DEAD area!!!!! but we are going to change that!!!!!!!!!!!! It is time to bring obedience before everything back here the elders pass about and hour two days a week playing football with the kids... they go to activities for NOTHING! Man I wanted to rip my hair out my first week me and my compa we had a very serious discussion and she said she fell into following their disobedience here! Well we are gonna change them all! from the sisters to the investigators clear to the zone leaders who are DEAD! with the area! so yeah!  We had a miracle baptism!!!! that was amazing with a man named Guillermo he had the missionaries before and was so ready he realized it with us! two lessons! and BOOM! baptism Saturday and confirmed Sunday!

When you work how you should set goals and really keep your mind on the REASONS why we do what we do as missionaries not LETTING the time fly by WASTED!!!!! the Lord puts his trust in you! We are so ready for the change and we are going to show them all that we came here to help others! I am stoked and both of my hijas are in our group!!!! WAHOO!!!!!! Well there is the update better write some other people but remember how muuch I love you thanks for your amazing example of determination and teaching me how to be hard headed for the better! hahahah I love you happy birthday!!!!! 

 painting the house of prayer that is now going to be a rama!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!! yeah 100 people go to church here! and it was blue pink orange green and yellow!!!! WE DID WORK!!!!!! love you all hope you have a great week! work hard play hard! and always pick the Lord first on your team!