Monday, November 24, 2014

The devils and the pigs!

Okay so I don't have much time on my hands so i'll tell you about our investigators and what the focus is on this week! 

Gillian and Charley... we got both of them with a date and they are doing fantastic! they just need to come to church then they can be baptise! they only been once and they on stayed one hour! so my comp said that is they so two  more times they can be baptised! I told him no, we got to have them come out a bit more then that! We don't want them to be baptised then never come to church! he disagrees with me, but we are still working it out! Oh the funs of being in a companionship! 

Thomas, Still clean from drugs and we are now working for him to get off the cigs! so he said he'll switcht o the E-cigs for a bit! then slowly get off that! Great guy, Still on course of being baptise! 

Dave! he is a work in progress! he is work 7 days a week to get his kids something nice for christmas so he is litterally drained! So we have to work with him one thing at a time! right now we are going to try to get him married!  that will be on christmas eve! FUN FUN FUN! :) the we have to get him off the drugs!

Shawna! Didn't see her this week, My bad! 

Marcin, 1st time seeing him in a long time (the whole time i've been here, my bad agian) and he is just more interested in why mormons do what they do! However he looked into so anti-mormon stuff so he thinks since we beleive in the mormon religion that we don't look at that anti-mormon stuff as bad! we can look at it as bad  but we jsut kow that the book is true! we try to explain that to him and he is just not understanding it!

so my gaol for this week is to see all our investigators twice this week so that way we know who were are working with and who we aren't! 

Now my from my person studies I read where where Jusus cased out a bunch of evil spirits into some pigs then the pigs went crazy and ran into the sea and drowned! I just thougt that was FUNNY! but it show us that no unclean thing can even be close to godly things!!

well I love you all I hope all is well and no one got sick! I hate being sick! Good thing I'm not sick, touch wood! 


Elder Smith! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

So and So...

Okay, so I'm going to start off with all the poeple we are working with! 

Shanwa... She is about a 60 year old lady and she lost both of her kids and she is taking care of her grand kids! So you can kind of see why she needs the Gosple! However, when we taught her the plan of salvation she didn't have any questions! Then at the end of the P.O.S. lesson she said somethig along the lines of, "I believe that there is some type of after life! I don't know what!" So next time we are going to have to reveiw it with her! she what her thoughts are! 

Dave... He is quite the character! He served in the Royal Army! He's seen a lot of death and He believes that this life is his and he only gets one! However, He has a strong testimony in the Book of Mormon! Before I got there and he was contacted by the Elders and he was given a B.O.M.! HE read it and LOVED it! He loved how it got ride all his worries and how he recieved directions from it! He shares his testimony to his co-workers and he's awesome! But back to the only one life thing! He feels like he can do whatever he wants because of that! So we are going to remind him of the Plan a Salvation! P.S. he wants to be baptized He just has to get married first!

Thomas... He a a recovering Drug Addict! A few years ago he got stabbed in the head with scissors so he is kind of a slow thinker! still a really go guy! He thinks that us missionaries are prefect! We are far from prefect! He has  date for the 4th of Janaury! So we need to get him off the Cigs and he'll get good! 

Gillian... She is the BOMB! She is a single mom and has a Nine year Son! She wants the best for her son that is why she is so interested in our church! She Does have a date... it's on December the 6th! Whoo hoo! BUt we are trying to work really hard on her son Charlie! He'll be touched by the spirit! I now he will! 

So those are the Main poeple we are working with! And I would Ask if you guys could Pray for them! I do have a strong testimony on prayer! Being on my mission it has opened my eyes to A LOT of the Gosple! prayer is an important part of the plan of salvation! Without it the plan would work! 

So when we pray, we really should give out our heart to our Heavenly Father! The More you let Him know the more he will tell us! How great is that blessing!

So let's all pray! 

Besides that I've been studying out of the New Testiment and I LOVE IT! I study the BEATITUDES! what is so great about those is that they are they way to be Prefect! At the end of the chapter Christ tells us to be "...perfecteven as [our] Father which is in heaveis perfect." And chirst has perpared a way for us to fulfil that comandment!

Well I love you all and I sure am missing you as christmas is drawing near! but it's okay, I will celebrate christmas with my companion! 


-Elder Smith

Monday, November 10, 2014

Good Morning...

Good Morning Everyone! 

It is a nice day here in Airdrie! The Sun was shining for a bit so I can't complain! But now it's Dark! So yeah! I love it! 

I'll Tell you about my week! 

Monday until Wednessday I was saying goodbye to some the members in Omagh and I was also packing! I Did enjoy Omagh the member there treated me REALLY well! Maybe even TOO well! yeah were Awesome! 

Then on thursday I travel from 8:00 in the morning until 8:00 at night! From Omagh to Airdrie! That was fun. One of the members in Omahg gave a a balloon and I tied it to my backpakc and then I walked EVERYWHERE with it! I got some good looks! it made traveling a Blast! 

Then I got to Airdie! Met my Companion Elder Glasgow! He just got done beign trained and he is a BOSS! HIm and his trainer started from 0 investigator the jumped the having 3 witha date! crazy right so he's knows what he's doing! However, we are still settling in this new companionship, and he's getting use to leading out the aera so we basically have been tracting the past couple day! So i'm going to tell you about the area and then tell you about this guy we talked to that really interesting!

So we have a ward and it's pretty strong ward! The members and great like always and the aren't afriad to talk to poeple abouth their beliefes! There is this one guy that baptised 15 poeple! how great of a blessing is that! anyways just this town respects us! they see us about but they are willing to talk to us about there beliefe in christ! It's Crazy! 

The crabby library lady needs me to get off so i'll finish up really quick!

This guy that we met thought our church was crazy to let some criminals into our church! I asked if he read from the bible and he said yeah! It's just intereting how even though read from the bible, they get nothing out of it! 

So make sure to read AND PONDER! 


-Elder Smith

Monday, November 3, 2014

Moves call came in...

I got moves call, and I'm not going to tell you where I'm going until the end of the email! :) Only because I love you! 

Anyways this week was another week in Omagh, let me tell you all about it!

Tuesday we had district meeting. I still love elder Yates! He is FUNNY! anyways, He instructed on the importance of companionship unity and unity with the Savior! I loved it like always! So i decided to start my studies in the new testament! How can you build unity with someone you don't know! so that will be fun! 

Then Wednesday we try to find someone... enough said...

On Thursday, we had the great Omagh Bake Off! It was our Branch Activity! That was pretty fun people sang Karaoke and we just ate sweets! I got fat like always! My comp is from New Zealand so he's a Kiwi! He knows how to do the Hakka that was very intimidating! A member also served his mission in New Zealand so he joined Elder Smiler! That was a pretty fun party! I even sang!

The on Friday was Halloween, it's a big deal over here! Kids get off school of it. there is a Halloween firework show. It's big yo! but our recent convert and her Niece and all their kids knock on our door! I gave them all the lollies I got in my package from my mom! But before the knocked my companion scared the pooh out of them! it was funny! 

Then on sature day we tried to find someone once again!  

Now finally Sunday! It was moves calls I got reassigns over in Scotland! I'll be a Glasgow, Once again! 

I flippin Love the BIG CITIES! 

Sorry, about the boring update. It's been a boring week! 

I love you all and keep on choosing the right! If you aren't then that's okay, just repent! 


Elder Smith