Monday, May 26, 2014

I love Omagh!

I love Omagh! Let me tell you a little bit about this town first! 

Omagh is a really small town about the size of Shelley, Idaho! The people here are very friendly!  They still slam doors in your face, but they do it so nicely!  It's the best!  Oh yeah, Omagh is seriously out in the middle of NO WHERE!  It’s pretty great!

There is a branch here, about 30 people or so attend church each week! They all love missionaries and they love helping us! 

There is a member named Tom, he is SO COOL!  He loves missionaries!  He always has us over for cupa (cup of chocolate)!  He does joint teaching with us whenever!  He even buys us food!  He’s great! 

His story, however, goes like this!  Three years ago there was a man named Tom! Tom lived a pretty normal life!  He had a wife, a job, and a house over his head!  What more could he ask for?
Well, one day the unexpected happened to Tom!  His wife died!  Tom was very sad!  He was sad for quiet some time!  But not for long because three weeks later someone chapped his door!  You will probably guessed who that was? You're right, THE MISSIONARIES!  They taught him the discussions and he's been a member ever since!  The missionaries sorta replaced his wife!  He is awesome! 

The gospel is awesome also!  It gives people the chance to live with their loved ones again!  What a blessing! 

My companion is great!  He is an Englishman!  He LOVES to work!  It's great!  His last companion didn't like to work at all!  Now we have no investigators!  So we must work extra hard to find people!  Which is fine by me!  Once we start finding them, we will start teaching! 

That sums up my area, but I really do miss you all and I wish I could be there! But the work must go on! 

I love you all! 

Elder Smith is out!!!!!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Zone Development

So, we had no appointments this week!  But that still didn't stop the work from going!  Let me explain! 

So, no appointments means no investigators, which mean no one at church, which means no baptisms, which mean no one is coming unto Christ!!!  And that’s not a good thing!


I did however set up five potential investigators appointments! That means at least five people want to come unto Christ!!  And that’s a good thing! 

I had a new goal this week!!!!  That goal was to make a new friendship that could change someone’s life!!!  and I did achieve that goal!

We have a member, who’s name is Jonathan, he is 22 and doesn't want to serve a mission!  I really want him to serve a mission!  Not only because it will change his life forever! (like it is doing to mine!) but because the mission field needs him!!!

He is a way creative guy! super organized! he can talk to basically anyone! and he is not afraid to talk to anyone! he would be an awesome missionary!

Basically we went on splits, I was with him! then a few days later he sent me a text asking where can he find missionary clothing! Now, he is very big into fashion, so I told him then he asked for any other ones!  I told him for missionary approved clothing he could check on  Besides that I don't know of any other ones!  So, my example could have him thinking about serving a mission!!!! 

I hope he does!!!!!

But now the fun part!!!  Yesterday was Zone Development!  It’s a new thing the mission president decided to build zone unity!  It was so much fun and let me tell you why....

So it was from noon until 9:00 p.m.!  During that time we just played the whole day!!!  We had an art contest!  My team lost!  It was good though!!  We played some chair football!  Then we had real fun! we did go-kart racing!!!! and finally a BBQ!  Let me tell you how came to pass!!!! 

Well, there‘s a member who owns like 5 bakeries! He is very well off with his money!  Well, he heard about the Zone Developments and wanted to help because he loves missionaries!  So he paid for it all!!!  It was a great day! 

But I love hearing from you guys and I love you all!!!!

Take care my family!!!!!!!

Elder Smith is signing off!!!!