Thursday, February 23, 2017

Week 87: I love Sundays and Mexican Food!


This week we started off with intercambios. The other missionaries in my district had another person that was ready to get baptized so we had exchanges to take advantage of the situation. So I got to go to EstaciĆ³n Bamoa this week with one of my good friends Elder Chichia. EstaciĆ³n Bamoa is a ranch that is like an hour away from Guasave. So we had a pretty good time. Their investigator, Jesus, passed his interview and was baptized and confirmed this last weekend. 

Then when I got back to Alameda we had a branch activity, which was our branch family home evening. We have started organizing activities in the branch so that the members can hangout more rather than just on Sundays, and because the church is really far away from everyone, we have been hosting the activities in the houses of the members which are a lot closer. We hope to be able to have these FHEs every two weeks. We had a pretty decent turnout this week and we were able to have a few investigators come. 

On Saturday we were out working when it started to rain really hard. So we took refuge in hermana Pati´s house. There we waited for the rain to stop, but it never did. Then hermana Pati told us that she had to go to the grocery store to buy food to prepare for us the next day. (We eat with hermana Pati every sunday after church.) It was still raining super hard and hermana Pati does not have a car so she was going to walk with her little handcart to the store in the rain, so instead we offered to go because we have bikes. So she gave us a list and when we left the house, I felt like it started to rain even harder. We got to the store soaking wet, bought all of the things that she needed, and went back to her house. I was happy that we could help her. I knew that there was not really much we could do in the pouring rain, but I was glad that we had another opportunity to serve. 

Sunday was a great day also. I just love Sundays. We had a lesson in the morning then we got to go to church and help out with the classes. Then we went to hermana pati´s house to eat fish tacos. I just love the food here in Mexico. it is the best. 

The mission has been going great. I am happy and I know that I am working well. This area has been kind of tough because there have been many difficulties. And even though I have not had really any baptisms here, I have been able to help reactivate quite a few members so that has been were I feel some success. But I am going to keep going out and working hard because I know I don't have much time left. 
I cant believe how quickly the time goes by. I almost dont want it to end because i know that I will not have an opportunity like this in my life ever again. I only wish that I could have had more success in the past 20 months of my mission, but I also know that I have done my best and that there is nothing that I can do to change the past. I love this work and I love Jesus Christ and all that he has done for us. 

I hope that you all have an amazing week. 
Les amo
Elder Snyder

Riding in the back of a truck to Bamoa
Our Branch Activity

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