Monday, July 27, 2015

Spiritual Awakening

So this week is what I am going to call a normal now! 

So nothing much happened this week! 

So we did have Zone Interview Training this week! 

President Donaldson is great! I feel really inspired by him and motivated to work! 

we talked a lot about finding and it was rather fun! Nothing new just a lot of information 

Then I went to Omagh to conduct a baptismal Interview. His name was Zoltan and he is great! At the end of our interviews I shared Isaiah 1:18

He was so much appreciated about it and his whole countenance looked as though he was relieved. That was really awesome to see the power of the Atonement work in his heart! 

then later threw the week I felt as though I was having a hard time recognizing the Spirit! Then on Sunday I was asked to give a member a blessing. I was confident that God would give what to say to help this young sister, But I was still worried because I had a hard time recognizing the Spirit so I Had to have faith. So I started to blessing and I don't remember much about what I said, but after the blessing the sister describe to me as though a warm blanket was covering her and she felt calm and it was a very cool experience! I wish words could describe it! 

well Family I love you all! take it easy! 

-Elder Smith

Monday, July 20, 2015

The refiners Fire

Holy cow it was quite the week! 

Nothing got done just a lot happen! 

starting with Monday! it was the 12th of July and so we had to stay in our apartment all day. that because the Protestants they celebrate their independence. They do have these massive bond fires. it's just to taunt the Catholics because they don't like them here! So while I was in the flat all day I studied the book of Revelations. I got to chapter 8! 

Then on Tuesday we had district meeting. I talked about find! It was really fun. I had everyone bring something random then they had to talk to some in the district about their random item and it was funny stuff. Then I went to Bangor and met the Peacock Family. they are great. A cool story about the Peacocks is that they have a son in Hong Kong right now serving a mission. but when I was at the Provo MTC he was the last person I met, and so the peacock has always wanted to meet me! They are great.

Then Wednesday we had Zone Leadership Council. then we didn't get back to our area until 3 and We did a bit of Finding and also helped out indexing at the church.

Thursday I went on Exchanges with Omagh and They are doing good. we are working on Finding Skills which we ALL need! 

Then Friday We exchange back and taught Raymond and Siobhan. She doing alright. She is reading the Book of Mormon and so we watched the Prophet of the Restoration film and It may have helped her. so It is still a work in progress. but when I came back to Derry I left my Bag on the bus that was sad.

The Saturday I retrieved my bag from the Lost and Found and some one stole my Camera. It sucked. Then we volunteered at a British Heart Foundation. then we found the rest of the day. no one answered their Doors. I mean like NO ONE.

Then Sunday Morning I lost my glasses so I has to church with no glasses. I did meet though the BYU Rugby Coach! then a member fed us which they are so lovely and Great. then we found my glasses and went finding, then we went to the new area that I have never been to before and started to treat us like Idiots and I was Raging. I was really annoyed. so went back home and had dinner.

so this  week has been a refiners fire indeed. I could say more but I am going to make these next week different. for sure.

Well I love you all and hope you have a great week. I know I will.

-Elder Smith

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hello everyone!

To let you know, I am okay. I am always trunky! I call it a healthy Trunky! like way I am going to be Homesick and miss home, But I know that I am doing good for the Lord and so it out ways the trunky! So no worries! 

I am still working hard! 

Until the work is gone! 

So this week was moves week! right! so we get an extra P day! so that twas fun. 

So on Tuesday, we literally went street contacting in the rain all day! that was fun. we planted plenty of seeds and plenty of the "rocks" were taken out. 

Then Wednesday we went to see a castle and 

Then Thursday was planning and correlation.

Then Friday We went finding found this really solid guy. it's really cool! 

saturday we did finding! 

then sunday we had church and a meeting with the bishopric which is a shock! and we talked on Member missionary work!  Which is a shock! 

then Monday was the 12th of July look it up it's kind of cool! 

12th of july in Northern Ireland!

Monday, July 6, 2015

New changes same old place

Hello everyone! So I will give you a run down each day of the week! 

So on Tuesday was district meeting and I instructed on planing it was kind of boring!! But now I know what I need to do to make it fun! the we found for the rest of the day!

Then on Wednesday we went to Antrim! That is where they told us we need to be more obedient and consistence! I really felt like nothing has done! so I and just going to keep finding them people! 

Thursday was planing and finding! 

Now, Friday was the BIG day! That was the say we met president Donaldson! He is a GREAT guy. it will be fun to see what  changes he is going to make to the mission! He talked a lot about sanctifying ourselves and to be creative! 

Then Saturday, we did kinda get a new investigator! Her name is Margret, so was interesting in how the Book of Mormon could bring us closer to God! she said she wants to read it! but I don't know how interested she is in learning about the truth. It's kinda cool we got a new investigator!

Now sunday was moves call! I am staying here for at least another 6 week! that means I am going to be in the same district for half of my mission! Well all I know is when I come back to visit I am not going to have to travel far! 

so that is my wee updates! I really do feel like I am doing the same thing every day! But one of the hardest thing that we have in this mission is receiving referrals from members! so me and my comp were thinking about working more with the youth! it will be fun to see what we have in store the next 6 weeks!

Well nest week you will hopefully get a better detailed letter! But I love you all! take care! 

-Elder Smith

P.S. 211 more days until my plane home! and yes I am trunky but some how it keeps me going! :)