Monday, December 29, 2014

The Three in the tree...

Hey yall! 

I'll update you on Gillian and Charley!

Gillian and Charlie
So they ended up being baptised this week! That was cool! Gillian wanted her's to be done in private! So, I baptised her while everyone sang the baptismal hymn! Then Elder Harman baptised Charlie! There was also Another girl who got baptised that day too! Her name is Emma and the other team was working with her! So that is great! Then the next day they showed up to church and theyI had the chance to comfirm them! That was scary! I hope I did fine!  

Besides that It has been really hard trying to get poeple to teach! Everyone is to busy with the christmas season! 

I'll tell, everyone who hasn't already heard, What I did on Christmas! We went over to a mambers home for lunch and he has schizophrenia! He's crazy! IT was alright! Nothing crazy happened there! Then we went over to Dave's house! That was crazy! when he walked out of his kitchen there was a trail of smoke following him! Then we sat down and do brought out our food he spilt turkey juice all over the floor! However, he gave us a mountain of food! Then elder Harman looks at me and said, "I can't eat this!" I just chowed it down the best I could! 

Besides that on my birthday I really didn't do anything specail! I went to McDonold's! It was a party! I was just happy to be apart of the baptisms! 

Take is easy loved ones and remember Light and truth forsake that evil one. 


Elder Smith! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

MERRY Christmas to all!!

Hey all,

So it's the Christmas week coming up and I'll tell you about our investigators really quick!

Gillian & Charley
So They are still being baptised on the 27th (It's still my birthday!) So that is good! Gillian wants her to not be an open service, but her son wants his to be seen by the whole world! So I'll baptise Gillian and then my companion will baptise Charley! That will by fun! They seem to be really happy every time I seem them! I can't wait! It will be fun!

So he has postponed his baptism! It's mostly because it isn't worthy and he knows it! So that is Great! I really can't complain about that! He has been looking into anti mormon stuff still! It wierd though! He has BIG doubts about Joseph Smith being a prophet, BUT he is still trying to live righteously! That is fantastic! He has so much faith that I'm surprised! He has way more then me for sure! So he is awesome! I love that guy! We are going to see him today! I can't wait!

So Dave is getting married! which is a good thing! He are helping out with that! I think I am giving a pray! who knows!? But We are just focusing on that however! Then once christ mas and new years die down we are going to teach him every thing over agian! I was talking to him and he said that hardest thing for him is to sit down and read his scriptures! it's because his house is crazy and so he can't focus! I told him that we can kidnap him and take him to the church to teach him! 

Shawna Barown
She just got prepare this passed couple weeks! She her husband, son and daughter died, Right? So a couple weeks ago she took a stroke! and now she is worried about dying! She is mostly worried about leaving her little grand daughter! So she is "white and readery to harvest"!

BEsides that I got my new companion! His name is Elder Kyle Harman! He's a stud! He's form California and Carona area! He has a way good testimony! It's been taught though because he's not much of a talker! So It's hard to get a conversation going! I's get him talking soon!

Then last night we went caroling! That was fun! We went around to poeple that we didn't know and sang them a sang! It was a blast! Also it was pooring rain but still fun!

So that is my update and a shout out to my family! I'll be Skyping at 8:00pm (about 1:00pm) so prepare yourselves! And can we do the same thing as last time? Let me know!

I love you all! 

-Elder Smith

P.S. It's birthday friday! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Time is Here!

Christmas time is here no one wants to talk but the Lord prepares away so how! 

I'll tell you about our investigators! 

Gillian and Charley! 
Still on track to be baptised on the 27th (My birthday!) WOOO WHOO! They are progress along quite well! They missed churchthis Sunday because Charley had a pee infection! What can you do about it! so he's doing good! But we'll see them tomorrow! So no worries! 

Been looking up at anti-mormon stuff! Started doubting the Joseph Smith as a Prophet! (I hate anti-mormon stuff) If the Book is true then what more do you need! as my friend Jonathan Robert Meenan from pollok said "The church is true! The book is blue! The cows go moo!" What more do you need? I love that kid! However he still know the Book of Mormon to be the word of God! So I can't Complain! All I'm hear is to help him understand the truth!

He's our new investigator! Sadly he's busy untill the new year and we can't see him until after that! Cool thing about him is that I fasted for him and God answered my Fast! That was a Cool experiance! BUt with Barry! He fell off a latter and broke his back! After recovering, he can still walk! But It looks a bit different! However, all he wants the learn more is about god!  When we were teaching him the restoration! he said to us in the middle of the lesson, "wait, this seems a LOT more then what I though it would be!" LEt me tell you! It is A lot more then what we think it is! then he asked us if we think we will ever comprehend it all! I feel like I never will! But it's good thing he is telling us this thing that means he is actually listening! 

Besides that, We did a lot of tracting this week! And I am getting a new Companion! His name is elder Harman! PARTY! I don't know the kid though! 

My doctrinal insight for the day! is this...
Faith is knowlegde, So read your scriptures! 

Now my challenge for you all is to figure out HOW faith and works are connected!

I want to know your guys insights!

I love you all I'll hear from you next week!

Elder Smith! 

Monday, December 8, 2014

They really don't know!

It's snowed here yesterday! It wasn't really snow it was more like falling slush! good thing I was inside most of the day! 

I'll tell you about our investigators That we saw this week! 

Gillian and Charley! 
They are so excited to be baptised! We taught them the Word of Wisdom and the law of thithing this week and gillian kinda of had a probablem with the law of thithing but she basically said that she has to trust what we are telling her! Nest lesson However I am going to Kinda go over it and tell her to pray about it! and give a lesson about the spirit!

He was really hard to get a hlod of this week and finally on saturday we saw him at his house and he said that he had friends in and then promised us that he would come to church! I texted him the next morning and he said he just woke up and was really tired! I kept encouraging him and he finally came and REALLY enjoyed it! Then he told him the thing that really got him was when he texted me he'll try to come to church I replied back saying, "The great Yoda once said, do or do not there is no try!" He said that really lifted his spirits! Thomas Is great!

That really who We saw this week! So I tell you about all the cool stuff and try to spiritually up lift you because that is my job! 

So on friday we had teh oppertunity to go to the christmas missionary chior! That was so good! IT's amazing how many different ways we can feel the spirit! I Flippin Love it! 

Today in my personal studies I read something very cool! 

Matthew 18:20
 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

When I read this I though how great of a blessings that is for us missionaries! That is a promise saying that if we doing everything in His name then He wil carry us forth in the work! And I know that to be true!

My companion is a bit crazy and want to carry around a sack lunch so we can only take 15 minutes for lunch instead of an hour and I told him that is would be a bad idea but we can fast instead then he said that we can do both! So I told him We'll try it out! saturday was a very hard day! but I know that the only way that I made it through without freaking out at my companion was because Christ was with us! So I made it threw! 

I just love the scriptures!

well that is my weekly update at least the fun stuff!

but take care everyone! And I love you all!

Elder Smith is out! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Another one came, Another Gain!

FAMILY is sounds like you had a great holiday! it looked fun i got all the pictures! let me tell you though , you missed out here more then i missed out there!  

Oh yeah mom I did get this weeks email from you! SORRY!!!!!!!! get a new email!

Anyway, this week was kinda fun but wierd! BUt fun! 

basically we service for the first half of the week! Just helping memebers with thier home teaching working at salvation arm! Simple Stuff like that right! 

We still tough gillian and charley! We though charley wasn't paying attention during the Plan Of Salvation lesson! Then the next time we saw hime we asked him if he remembered what we though last time! And he knew it all! My comp and I probably POOPPED our pants! actually we did! However gillian came to church but not her son! So we are going have to talk to him! IT will be a party for sure! 

Then we tought shawna and ever time we teach her she seems to be more and more interested! so that's good! we are going to start teaching her grandkids however! 

that is all who we tought this week! The chirstmas season is tough! Everyone is to focus on the worldly stuff and not the spiritual stuff! So we have Dave who is working his butt off to have a good christmas with his family! then also thomas who is going out clubbing every night! IT's so hard to tell them that, that stuff is not fun! that is is stuff out there that lastes longer! then that! 

So we are just going to have to Sit them down and refocus them on the gosple! So we'll see how that goes! 

anyway to the fun part of the week! We were out tracting and we came went to go find someone but we got lost! so we knocked on a door and just did a normal door talk! what erever you want to call it! then he turned out to be SOOOOOO prepared! like honesty he was so lost and wondered why there were so many churches and only on god! He was so opened to us comming back and tach his family! and he is very smart so and pretty clever! I'm excited to teach him!

The the UK missions and Testing out this new project called the AUF (address unknown files) to find "lost sheep"!  And we were doing them and found the most solid lest active! She'll let us come back on friday! Party! 

so the is my week and did have a thanks giving feast! MERICA!!!!!!!!!!