Monday, July 10, 2017

Que os Cuideis


Hola ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ

It's been another great week as a missionary in Leรณn :) not a whole
lot to report on but I'll try to include some stuff that's happened!
We are actually currently in Ponferrada for P-day and tonight and
tomorrow we have intercambios so that should be fun! And later this
week I get to go back to my birthplace, o sea, VALLADOLID and do
intercambios there
๐Ÿ˜ so it's gonna be a good week!!

So the brother and sister from Honduras that I told you all about last
week??? Well, they came to church on Sunday! It was so awesome! They
really seemed to enjoy it and the members made them feel right at
home. They are timid but realize that the gospel is something good for
them and they want to learn more. We had a few lessons with them this
week and we have focused a lot on teaching them about who Jesus Christ
is and why he is so important. We watched a couple bible videos and
poco a poco they are starting to get it a little more. I really hope
they keep going with the good attitude they have cuz there is a lot of
potential with these two! Keep praying for them!

Curve ball of the week : Lina moved to the islands right off the coast
of Barcelona this week :/ she called on Monday night to give us the
news and then Thursday morning she was gone! She got offered a job and
she's been praying to find something for some time now and so she
left. It was really sad. She was crying and didn't want to leave but I
know the Lord is opening up doors for her! Overall it will be a good
change. She emailed me this morning and told me that she went to
church yesterday in the islands and met the missionaries! So she was
happy and she'll keep up the good work out there. We still have
contact with Diego and her mom so hopefully we can get out there this
week to visit them at home :)

I wanted to share something that my mom forwarded me that made me
think a lot about the role of the Holy Ghost. It was a talk from Elder
Holland at a new mission president seminar last month and he shares a
story about an elder who decided to open his mouth and follow the
promptings of the spirit. He said the following... "We are sent by God
to invite His children home. We do that through the Holy Ghost, the
Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, on the strength of the Atonement of
Jesus Christ. Welcome to the divine companionship.” I have felt many
times on my mission the guidance of the Holy Ghost and when we heed
its promptings, we are always blessed and miracles happen. I think
it's so legit how he talks about the divine companionship and to be a
part of that is quite the privilege! I loved the talk. You should go
find the article (I think it's on Deseret news) and read the whole
thing
๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ

Things are great, รกnimo is high, and I'm still loving every second in
Spain! I'm trying not to focus on time hahaha because there isn't much
left, but there is a lot more to be done out here in Spain. I love you
all and I'll be chatting you one last time la semana que viene :):)
have a great week!!
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Con amor,
Elder Smith

Monday, July 3, 2017

Pics from this week

TThis is stefany from Valladolid! She got her call to Barcelona
during my 2nd transfer and now she is home!! I remember watching her
open her call up and it was pretty crazy to see her again in person :)


P day adventures :)

descansando un poquito, sabes?

Hood ratz

Abuela... eres una cabra!!

¡Hello!

Nobody told us but this week the fiestas continued all week long here
in Leรณn!! I was asking people when they were going to be over and they
finally finished late last night. Someone told me "why have a party
for a few days when you can have a party for a few weeks?!" Hahaha it
was pretty awesome. But finally things are back to normal and we are
working hard and sweating while doing it :)

We managed to find a couple new investigators this week, but the
coolest ones were a brother and sister from Honduras! They've been
here for 8 months and believe in God but don't have much of a
religious background. They've read the Old Testament a couple times
but never understood what it was saying and so this week we gave them
a copy of the New Testament along with a Book of Mormon and asked them
to read and they said yes! They both agreed that when they came to
know that the message we were sharing was true that they would be
baptized! So now it's just a matter of time :) but that was a cool
experience this week. Keep them in your prayers!

Yesterday we had a noche de hogar with our recent convert Lina and her
mom and brother. We are trying really hard to get them to read in the
Book of Mormon and come to church because if they do they'll feel the
spirit and be more inclined to act on the promptings of the spirit.
Well yesterday we watched "Conozca a los Mormones" with them to give
them a feel for what we were all about and it was a huge success! The
mom absolutely loved it and Diego liked the American football part! So
hopefully that helped them a bit to realize that we are normal people
who have normal lives and jobs and believe in Christ as well :)
they're a great family!! And when I watched the part of the missionary
leaving home I got the chills so hard... pretty sure that was me like
yesterday... what the heck happened to all the time?!

I'm happy, healthy, and loving the remaining time I have as a full
time representative of Jesus Christ. I know this is His church and He
directs the work here on the earth. I am giving it all I can every day
to leave no gas left in the tank, or as dad would say, LEAVE IT ALL
BETWEEN THE LINES! I love you all and I want to thank you for your
support, I'll talk to you more next week!! Oh, and happy birthday to
America maรฑana ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‰⚾️๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ


Con Amor,
Elder Brady Smith