Monday, April 13, 2015

It stormed like never before...

As the transfer comes to a close, i must say it was the fastest transfer of the whole mission. I am not even exactly sure why but it FLEW by. 

It stromed like never before last night. In just seconds it started, lightening every 3 seconds and pouring rain. Aaaaand with our windows open we recieved a bit of that rain in the house. I forgot to mention i think that i had a comp a while ago from Peru that had NEVER seen lightening in his entire life..and was very suprised to see flashing lights in the sky. 

I saw a nun this morning, for the first time in mexico.

We got to play soccer again in the night for the first time in a while.

A family of 5 that we teach came to church for the first time. Sadly, in the ward we start with about 15 people, including the bishop(without his consoulers) and us with our investigators. Everyone arrives so late its embaressing for me with our investigators to sing the opening hymn with less than 20 people. Also this less active woman came to church that we visited. I am so confused with her because she talks about the church sarcastically and never really shows a desire to go..never told us she was going to come..and didnt come until like 3 weeks later. Hopefully she continues.

And Later..the transfers. I will be leaving The Ward Florida to go to a ward named Reynosa. It is like 40 minutes away which is awesome because i didnt want to leave Reynosa the city. Everything happens here. The good news is i will be training a newly an elder that arrived today, the other news and i say news is because i dont know if it is good or bad. We will be opening an area, which basically means you start with no investigators which isnt a bad thing i like contacting and finding and working from scratch i think. But yeah its mixed emotions because i have been in this ward for well 6 months its been my home for so long..its tough to say goodbye but i am ready to meet new people and have new experiences.

I know nothing right now about the new comp..i havent had any really, really tough companions so its probably about my turn. I have heard good things about the zone there, but i will know more the next week.

Until then, take care and enjoy the week.

Elder Smith

Monday, April 6, 2015

I love clouds.

What a great week we had! We had some great success in finding some new people that accepted us these past few weeks. This one little part in a colony here we contacted that i dont think has ever been contacted before..we found someone thats been praying to God to send someone to help her..annnd she wants to be baptized immedietly. She has a few challenges things and stuff shes gotta leave behind but we have faith.

And then later was General Conference. I hope to enjoy it as much as i did this weekend for the rest of my life. Never before have i wanted MORE of conference when it ended it was espicially powerful. I learned so much and recognized a lot of things i need to improve/change. I invite anyone that missed a session to go to and watch them all. I cant think of one that didnt intrigue me.

On that note i also invite all to share to family and friends on social media or through other means. Its a video similar to ``Because of Him.´´

Everything in the mission is going swell. I have a feeling with the transfers coming this week there might be a change for me..considering i have been here for 6 months haha. In the same ward at least. 

My companion from Lehi lives like 10 minutes away from my family. He tells me he has a huge box with mixed up star wars legos..and with all the instructions. I am trying to buy them from him while on the mission haha i tell him that is worth more to me than gold..the adventure of searching, finding and completing those things hahaha we have to meet up now after the mission for sure.

The weather has been geeting progressively hotter..but with clouds recently which is the best. I love clouds.

I had to negociate(spell check haha?) a contract for the rent on our house. The owners wanted more money. Basically i went to go search for other houses and when i talked to the owners about leaving..we settled on a more appropiate number;)

I have my health, support from my family and firends, my happiness, and my calling what more could i possibly want?

Take care all!

Elder Smith