Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Week 34 - Leaving Federal and going to Pergamino

Wow this week has just been out of control! This week we had a family home evening with a family and we made them tacos and salad with ranch dressing! It was so good :) They even tried the hot sauce that we brought with us. Haha they can´t handle spicy food at all, but they loved the ranch . . . . . LOVED it. After that on Saturday I had the opportunity to baptize a beautiful daughter of God. It was an amazing experience. Sorry this is short, but I am leaving Federal and I am going to Pergamino. I have no clue what to expect at all!

Elder Smart

Monday, September 19, 2011

Week 33 - Giving Blessings

Hello everyone! How are all of you? Some better then others I assume because of the recent BYU vs. Utah game! My week was really good. I had many opportunities to give blessings this week. The first we gave to a young member who asked us for one because she felt sick. After we finished I saw the mother of this young girl with tears in her eyes because she recognizes the power and importance of the priesthood. Another time one of our investigators fell and broke a few fingers and she said after the blessing she felt a peace enter in her starting from her head to her feet. She wasn´t able to go to church because she had an appointment Sunday so she will not be able to be baptized until after I leave (if i leave this area that is). I love this area and the people here. I have learned so much here. Transfers are this coming week so I will not right until Tuesday next week.

This Sunday was really great, a young member received the priesthood and is way excited about passing the sacrament next week! I am going to give him a tie ;) I taught the class and i talked about always choosing the right. We aren´t immune to the world but we can still protect our selves from it. Satan always works little by little I used a scripture in Alma 47 6-19 which I really like. After the class I taught primary for the second time in 2 weeks! WOW that is a mad house with those little kids. I have a new found respect for primary teachers. I was pulled every way and was drawn on with chalk and the kids always take the plaque.

An inactive family came to church and the president was talking to the young girl who turned 8 a little while ago. He asked her who do you want to baptize you? The father in the family is not a member and her uncle is the president. She told him that she wants me to do it. I am honored that she would chose me to do it. The baptism is this Saturday and you are all invited ;)

That is all for this week Thank you for all the love and support!
Love, Elder Smart

Monday, September 12, 2011

Week 32 - Special P-day

Hello everyone!
Sorry last time I was really pressed for time because of our special p-day which was awesome! I have attached some pictures of when we played soccer and when we visited a castle! Let me start from the beginning. We woke up late on Monday morning and when I say late I mean 4:30 am and we had to catch a bus at 5:00 am. So we woke up and threw all our stuff together and ran and caught the bus to Concordia. Which is 2 hours away. We arrived and got ready to play futbòl which was sweet. But I am not really good at it. The Latin elders play very well and made me feel very small. haha Then after we played basketball :) which was the opposite effect for them. Then the Mission President and his wife came and the assistants. We went and visited a sweet castle all together and then after had pizza. Then futbòl again but this time the President played :) he is awesome and he has still got game! His wife also told us about something she did recently. Well she was reading PMG and decided she wanted to see what it was to be a missionary. So she went and lived with a sister missionary who wasn´t going to have a companion for a few days. She did all that a missionary would do with no shortcuts at all! I have tons of respect for that.

After that awesome day we had divisions and I was in Concordia for a day. There is a lot of hills there and a day after so much physical activity it killed me. haha It was cool though to be in a different place for awhile. A change of scenery :)

Yesterday we had an investigator come to church. One who I didn´t expect to come and a member just made it a great experience for her. She loved it and talked about being baptized a lot but we will see what happens. Tribulation in all things and her boyfriend is making things difficult.

That´s all for now! Love you all ;)
Elder Smart