Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Holy Toledo it's Cold!

Good day FAMILIA :)

Last week of the transfer has arrived!! Super excited to see what happens :) honestly I have no idea what to expect, President always has a few cards up his sleeve! I'm happy  where I'm at and whatever happens will be great. Today for P-Day we went to Toledo so I'll put some pics of that at the bottom! Here's a bit about the week! 

We had the wedding celebration for Elena on Friday! She was so happy and when we met up with her this week, she was getting all ready for the celebration. When she went up to talk at her wedding, she exclaimed to the crowd... "I will be baptized next week!" Haha it caught us off guard but now we definitely will have a baptism within the next few weeks! She has taken the lessons a long time ago so we just need to go over all the doctrine, have her interview, and get her dunked! It was kinda a gift that fell out of the sky but seriously she is so awesome. We are working on her husband as well :) then when he gets baptized, their goal will be the temple in a year! CHAA HOOO!! 

Next thing cool thing to report would probably be that we had Stake Conference yesterday. It was super awesome, we had an area seventy visit us and he talked to us about how converted we are unto the Lord. And our stake president talked to us about different ways that we can show the Lord that we will do anything to serve him. And i got to see my friends from Talavera so that's obviously a plus :) we took our friends from Honduras with us and had our friend Erik come too! It was a huge success. After stake conference, we did weekly planning and had our correlation meeting with our new ward mission leader! It went super well then had a Noche de Hogar with one of our favorite families in the ward. Solid Sunday :) 

We got this new app called Area Book Planner for our iPads which is supposed to make things a ton easier but honestly has just added to the stress pile haha. Im not the biggest fan of it yet but hopefully with more time and practice, i'll get the hang of it. Some weeks i feel like there is more to report than others, but yeah. There's the basic summary of all that we had :) lots and lots of contacting and failed lessons too which always stinks but just part of life. In order to teach, you gotta find :) 

As i was reading this morning in Helaman 3:35, it says "Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God." It stuck out to me big time and I don't know why. Wouldn't it be so awesome to sanctify our hearts unto the Lord? And show him that we love him with everything we have got? When we give him our all, he promises us so many blessings, he just asks us to devote all we have to him. I hope that we can all look for more ways this week to sanctify ourselves and come closer unto our Heavenly Father who loves us so much :)

So yeah, there you have it :) sure do love and miss you all! Have a fantastic week and we will be talking before we know it again!

Con Amor,
Elder Smith

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