Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hey so P-day was on Tuesday again this week because of the New Year.
This week was amazing. I have learned so much. As always, the
highlight of my week was the Parque de Retiro. I was paired up with
Hermana Merrill and thankfully she is not scared to go up to people
and start talking. We walked up to one young man who was sitting on a
bench, and he was very friendly and was from Barcelona, but knew
English very well, but he had to go pick up his girlfriend before we
could teach him anything about our church. He gave me his contact
information so that I could look him up when I get to Barcelona
though. I have a contact already! :) The whole time I was talking with
him I could just see him dressed in white. He doesn´t know it yet, but
he is going to be getting baptized. I´m excited to teach him the
Gospel when I get into the field. 

There was a lot of rejection in the park, but Hermana Merrill and I took that knife out of our heart and
pressed forward. We saw an old man sitting on a bench, and decided to
go and talk to him. At first he didn´t seem very interested, but as we
got to know him he started to open up more. I felt impressed to sit
next to him, so I did. That broke the ice, and he seemed a lot more
cheerful, and spoke openly about his feelings on religion. I felt such
a great love for this man whom I had only known for maybe 5 minutes,
and it was easy for me to bare my testimony and to be persistent. He
never took the Book of Mormon I offered him, but I believe that one
day he will be baptized. He´s the German I sent a picture of to you.
Every week I meet a German. The sad thing is that there are no German copies of The
Book of Mormon here. The Austrian gives me a new German word
everyday. So far he has taught me to say ¨shut your trap¨ ├źnough¨and
¨go away.¨ I think the Germans at the park will really want to listen
to me! 

Sometimes my companion and I just need to take a break and
relax, so we dance in the elavator, and we did the laughing game with
all of my roommates. We are planning on having a dance party with all
the girls one night. We are getting some more missionaries who are
going to Russia.

 More adventures to come! Love you all!
 -Hermana Schmidt

1 comment:

  1. You look so great Mackinzee! We've been thinking of you- the girls told me today that they need to get going on their valentines cards! I know the Judy family!! They just a few houses away! They have a daughter Sydney's age. You are already doing so well! I hope you are loving every minute! Thanks for letting us peek's late but I'll have to show the girls some of this in the morning:). Hope the Spanish is going well!