Friday, September 16, 2016

Week 64: District Conference in El Fuerte and a Hurricane

Riding in the back of a truck to get to our Saturday priesthood meeting for District Conference.
Well this week a ton of things happened. On tuesday we were hit by a hurricane in los mochis durning our district meeting. And we had to go to downtown to pick up the results of a medical test for Elder Ramirez. But all of the streets in mochis were flooded. All the streets were like rivers. So we started out climbing over cars, riding in the back of trucks to avoid getting our shoes soaked, but in the end we had to walk through all of the water :( . I put a bunch of videos on dropbox so I hope that you can all watch them. 

Then this week we spent pretty much the whole time helping the members to get ready for the district conference in El Fuerte, which is like 1 and half hours from where we are. So everyone needed all lot of faith in order to attend. So we hardly had time to visit our investigators. But we had a miracle. We were able to help like 60 people attend the conference. That is more people than we have ever had in any of our sacrament meetings. We had many inactives and less actives attend. It was pretty great. We filled the bus so much that there was not enough room for everyone (us) to sit. 

On Saturday we went to the Saturday session of priesthood. It was pretty interesting because we had quite a few people from the branch, but only one person in the the branch has a car. So we all had to fit into his truck. So we had 6 (very large men) inside the truck and 5 people (including us) in the bed. So we had like an hour ride in the back of a truck to get to El Fuerte. It was pretty funny when we arrived and we saw President Myers and his family in their car changing their clothes. And when they saw us arriving in the back of a truck they just smiled and asked how everything was going (because they know that we dont have that many options). 

And this week, our new branch president has started making changes. He is giving everyone a calling. He has been visiting the members. He is going to give us a mission leader (Finally!!!!!!). We are finally going to have branch counsel. And we are changing the time of the branch and the extension so that we can attend the 2 meetings. In Rosales it is going to start at 9 and in 4 milpas it is going to start at 3. We are going to be like the catholics and have mutiple meetings one the same day haha. 

But that is about it for all the things that happened this week. I love you so much. Miss you alot. cant wait until christmas :) 

te amo
Elder Snyder

Elder Wahlstrom and I…He's such a great guy and one of the hardest working missionaries I know. 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Week 63: Zone Conference and Salmanila (or however you spell it)


This week didnt go too well because my companion got sick. He has been sick since the last Sunday. So in the beginning of the week we could not work as hard as we would have liked. And on Thursday, after our zone conference we went to the hospital to get him checked out. So then they told him that he should not have been out working and now he needs to rest for 7 days. So we didnt leave for one day and the rest we just took them really easy so we didnt really do much as far as our indicators are concerned. And today we went to the hospital again for a follow up appointment. They said that he has Salmanila (or however you spell it). And tomorrow we have to go back to the hospital in the morning so that he can have tests done. Hopefully he gets better soon. 

So we had a zone conference. And it was pretty awesome once again. I love President Myers and his wife. They talked about how to teach with the spirit and what we need to do. They showed us alot of ways that we can use to teach better. One of the things that they showed was that when we are sharing something important like the first vision, we need to talk alot slower so that the people can concentrate on the words and what they are feeling. Also that when we share our testimonies, we dont need to use a bunch of words. It should just be a simple and powerful testimony. Then we had a practice using all the things that we had learned and I could definitely feel a difference. 

This week we have a district conference, and we are really excited because we get to travel to El Fuerte. And I believe that a district conference is like a stake conference only for branches. I will be sure to let you all know how it goes. 

This sunday was a little sad because only 11 people came to church this week. And after sacrament meeting the other half went home. :( We only had 5 people for our 2nd hour and one of them was Maria our recent convert. Hopefully everything will get better with our new branch president. But after church we had a great experience when we brought the sacrament to an elderly member that could not attend. We got to her house and she didnt have any bread so we had to use a tortilla. :) But we could tell that she was so grateful for our visit. She had tears in her eyes after we had blessed and given her the sacrament. It really helped to strengthen my testimony of the sacrament and how valuable it is. I wish I would have had a better attitude when I was a priest and had the prevelige of bringing the sacrament to the people who were not able to partake of it at church. 

I hope that everything is going great at home. Love you all so much.

Con Amor
Elder Snyder

Zone Conference games