The Schmidt Missionary Updates! Although Lexi's
pictures are from last week, we are grateful to
hear that they are doing good and all is
well in their mission fields.
So life goes on and the things I am experiencing get to change me for the better!!! This has probably been the best week of my life ever! So I have been having trouble setting goals lately so I finally got up the courage to do so and I have been seeing the changes in my life! So first I need to touch on a important topic and that is, that God answers our prayers. I have received so many answers this week it has been almost overwhelming! Every single time me and my companion go to a house and it looks like no one is home and we really need them to be there I always say a quick prayer when it starts to look doubtful, and then almost instantly after a person opens the door. Every time! Heavenly Father truly does listen to us and answers us daily!
Then another cool experience my companion and I ran into someone she used to teach who had decided to stay in her church and not be baptized. So we went to go talk to her, just about five minuets prior to this my companion had prayed for a miracle, and she told us that she had prayed that God would send a man in her life that was strong in the gospel and she had just found out that the guy she was engaged to was a member of the church and that because of that answer she would continue to be taught the gospel and eventually baptized!!! Our prayers were truly answered and I know that our Father in Heaven was listening to us.
Then, the most greatest experience of all, it was one that changed my life; I went to church and it was just a normal sacrament meeting not very different. I was sincere in remembering my promises and felt that peace that comes from doing so, I decided to read the scriptures and I read verse after verse that I was inspired to look up and Every Single One, was an answer to my prayers. Answer after answer without end, making my Faith unshaken. I have never felt the spirit so strongly in my life! I finally knew for myself that this Gospel, Christs Gospel, is so very true! I wanted to shout it from the rooftops, I wanted to hug every human being in my sight. Tears came to my eyes as this truth was revealed to me. I felt the spirit testify to me throughout the rest of that day. Even during my gospel principles class we talked about personal revelation and answers to prayers. And then the teacher read some of the same scriptures that I had been inspired to read and I knew that he was my second witness.
I am no longer afraid to teach. I know that the Lord is there and that he guided me, step by step, to this, the greatest experience of my life. I no longer have to question I no longer have to doubt. I once was lost, but now I am found. I KNOW and I testify of the truthfulness that is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yes we all have times that we begin to doubt, do not fear this. It is the first step to receiving your own personal witness that this is Christs church restored to the earth. But remember, when you get that answer, you have to act, be it changing your life or trying to change others this witness can not be taken lightly for it is one of the greatest gifts you will ever receive from your Father in Heaven.
I know He Loves us. I know He Listens. I know He's There.
All you have to do is ask and act. My dear Family this Gospel is True. We have been so blessed to be given this amazing gift. Let us Treasure it and NEVER give it away or give it up. I love you all more then words can tell, and our Father in Heaven and his Son also love you. Even more than I do. Always be searching for ways you can change, can become better, and become the Sons and Daughters who are worthy to dwell in Gods presence and be an Forever Eternal Family!
Love x Infinity
Sister (Alexis) Schmidt
Things have been very bust here and we have 2 more investigators with baptismal dates! Now that Elder Tubban is gone, I have a lot more responsibility so things are a bit hectic. Elder Pacanos and I are tracting and teaching more and more, we are also at the gym every morning and he is pushing me to my limit, he is crazy and strong.
The world is getting to be such a crazy place and there have been so many people that are just against the church, so that is kind of stressful. Also some people are protesting in Hawaii because of the telescope that some want to build on Mauna Kea Mountain. Hawaiians believe that Mauna Kea Mountain is sacred ground, they believe that when Jesus came, he came down on Mauna Kea and then that is how he went up again to heaven, it is also the heart of Hawaii or one of the hearts of Hawaii. Anyway, there are already alot of teliscopes on the top, and now they want to bulild the biggest teliscope on earth on there mountain, so to do that they would have to tear a bunch of land off the mountain so the people are mad and there has been protesting all over because of it.
I miss you guys but all is going good, because I am doing Heavenly Father's work and He is with me. Thank you for all the prayers, I pray for you all as well. Can't wait to see you and talk to you on Mother's Day!!! Keep moving forward!!! Never Give Up!!!
Love you all,