Monday, November 24, 2014

day 208

So i dont know if i already told you but my mission is doing a thing called White Christmas where each set of missionaries will baptize one family a man, woman and kids. So President Canuto has challenged us to get at least ONE family for the date of December 20th but now Pres. Canuto moved the date for the 27th so idk if we have to find another fam or what i just emailed him and asked him. But back to the family, It was a contact that Elder Jimenez and Elder Cortez did when they first got here and they just wanted a burger, so they passed about six little food carts on the side of the road, and they went to this one called Pedróka. Then they asked for their food and the food guy made it and then after when they were eating the food guy asked them who they were and what their job was and they talked about the church the normal stuff that we do when we make a first contact with and he said come to my house this coming Monday and we'll make dinner and we'll talk a little more. 

So that Monday they went to his house and they just talked they didnt teach a lesson or anything just friends, then when i got here he invited us over again for dinner and we went and we ate and he came out with a FLIPPEN BOOK OF MORMON me and Elder Jiménez looked at each other with a sign of Baptism in our eyes!! IT was flippen cool!! Then we talked a little about the BOM and then we had to go cuz of the time it was almost 9:30 and we went back home and we talked and said we gotta baptize this dude!! 

So these past couple weeks he's been progressing without us even teaching him. He said that he read the story of Ammon and he said he prayed and asked God if this is true?So this last week we went to his house for a REAL lesson he told us that he already knew that the Church is TRUE and the B.O.M. is TRUE so after the lesson we invited him to be baptized on the20th of December AND HE ACCEPTED and now we just gotta marry this guy with his wife!!! So hopefully that can happen in the next week or two. 

But thats about all from me "The Restorationer" 
Elder Smith

do they have a children's program there? where they sing/do parts the whole time (we're having ours today)?
Nopes the wards here are just a liiiiittle too small to do that!

in the last picture that you sent with your companion and a huge big group of people sitting on benches...what you doing?  is it church? 
Its an activity that we do every Thursday that we do a big cool lesson and stuff and this was a lesson on the Three Kingdoms so we all were in white and in a room and the people had to choose which rooms they wanted to go into. We had good rooms and bad rooms and a point system where they would go to the Kingdoms. It was pretty cool!!

what you going to do today for pday?
Teach People!! We slept in till about 8 and we cleaned the house and stuff and then went and ait Pizza Cones pretty good!!

Will you be eating/celebrating anything/anyone for Thanksgiving?
Nopes the people here dont do that...

Best thing about your companion? 
He's with me and we just mesh together

Do you live with 3 other elders?
Yup one from St. George Elder David, and one from porta alegre Elder Cortez.

Are you friends with any sisters?
Well I am pretty famous in the mission...The only Elder SMITH

Monday, November 17, 2014

day 201

So this week wasn't a whole lot of activity but it was good we didnt do all that much but we did alot of classes. 
Since last week we started every day of the week having a class so on tuesday we have a music class and then on wednesday we have an English class then on Thursday we have Integration night, then on Friday we have a spanish class, then on Saturday we have English again and then right after we have drama class which is pretty gay nobody goes and we have to wait till someone shows up which like 5 people show up and they want to do a peice but nobody is consistant in coming so idk if we'll do it... But other then that this week has been pretty chill...

Love Elder Smith

This week the RS is planning an activity for the missionaries in our ward.  Is there anything you'd like specifically from them?  Would you like people to write testimonies in books of mormon? the little kinds?​
Idk whatever i guess...

Can you use Portuguese boms?  the ones I sent?
If you can get little ones in Portuguese that would be flippen awesome 

Do they celebrate thanksgiving there? or have some sort of thanksgiving holiday?

​You look so good in all your pictures and very nice harmonizing with the singing!  Is one of those your companion?  they all speak english?
The ones in the video all speak English cuz we're both Americans and a chileno who learned English 

what is the temperature there right now?
Flippen hot!!!!!!!!

would you EVER need a jacket/coat?
Nopes doubt it!

In one of the pictures you're crouching down on a that water flooding? fire? what?​
It was raining for currumba like MAD but its good cuz were low on water.

You made the cake that I sent you?  Is that your little oven?  Does it work just as good as ours?  You put 20 candles on?  fun times! 
hahaa good joke mom nothing here will work as good as the one we have at home...

Monday, November 10, 2014

day 194 the big two OHHH

So as ya'll know i did 20 years this Friday and i'm really feeling it on the mish... getting up and feeling like your back is going to snap cuz its so sore...Going to bed with your whole foot in a blister and telling your younger comps to calm down its not fun!!! I dont want to get old its not going to be fun. 
 So this week we did alot but most of our appointments fell but we did better then we planed to do so that was the good part!! We found out that one of our investigators is REALLY reading the BOM we went to his house and we asked him if he read and he told us about the story of ammon and he is really liking it but he hasn't come to Flippen church yet so thats going to be our next focus with him and the next one is the family that i told you about last week they are going to read and pray and if they feel like they got an answere they are going to be baptised. I dont know the date we're going to set for them but we'll pray and find out that "little" detail!! We had stake confrence too and Pres. Canuto came and spoke and it was just a complete BURN session with a little of aloe vera on the side to cool it down!!! He talked alot about that the missionaries are here for them and that they should be here for us too!! So that was pretty good! 

Thats fun that you went to Park city. I miss all the people in the soccer world that we live in... Dad tell the office peps that i say Hi!!! Mom if you see Rick (the bus driver) tell him I say Hi also.

Thats all Love Elder Smith

why were you called up to the pulpit? Elder Joseph?  And why was that funny?  cause she couldn't remember your name or it was close to joseph smith and you're elder smith?  
Sister canuto called a bunch of missionaries up to read a schripture and give an answere to the question she had for us. And alot of people in the Mish call me Elder Joseph just cuz of smith so thats just a funny joke in the mission cuz im the only Smith here

do people say your name like the latin people do elder es-smith
Yup and the say it Esmitch

I'm so curious what you thought of all the stuff in your box?
I liked all of the things especially the little BOMs those things are sick!!!

What did you do for your birthday? Did anyone sing for you?
Not much in the morning my roommates woke me up and sang for me then i made a cake at night and we ait it for breakfast the next morning with the FROSTING YUMMMMM!!

Any questions for me?
Not that i can think of a the moment

I asked you what you were going to do for pday last week and you mentioned that you wanted to play soccer and your companion wanted to get a cane sugar drink...can't you do both? or would you just have to choose one activity?  what did you end up doing?
We ended up doing both so that was fun we went to the little street stand and baught some suger cane drink and then we went the the church and played a little 

What's different about this city than the last?
Its a whole flippen city!!! My oher was just a little neighborhood in the city

What're you going to do today?
Going to hang out till 5 then go to our Ward Mission leaders house and eat the brazillian version of Navahoo tacos

Are you happy?

Anything you wished for in the box that didn't come?
Nopes im happy 

What were you glad that came?  take any pictures?
The whole box!!!! i took one of my cake!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

day 187

Hey Fam, This week was great i have a lot of stories to tell but little time i'll save some stories for next week.
The reason i have Elder Joseph is cuz this week we had zone confrence and Sister Canuto called me up to the pulpit using the name Elder Joseph it was really funny!!! 

This week we did some power training from Pres. Canuto where we bless the house and ask each of the members of the family if Jesus Christ was in front of your face what would you ask him?? And most of them say peace and happines and stuff like that and we did the prayer with the power of the preisthood and stuff and the ladie ended up crying and her husband too they could be a great baptism for this ward if we could get them thrown in the water in the next two weeks!! 

But thats about it from Elder Joseph ;) 


last letter you mentioned that being sick on the mish is the worst...when I've asked about you being sick, you said that you hadn't gotten sick yet...have you been?  I'm is the worst!
not been sick yet

when have you felt the spirit this week?
The story above

how do you get around town?
Busses or my feets

who cuts your hair now?
My neighboor is a barber and he cuts for free too (non Member)

does Christian write you? or Jens?
Nopes their lame

Does anyone know it's your birthday this week? 
I DOOOOOOOO and my comps and the mish sends a letter to the whole mish with the birthdays of the week so i dont know...

Planning on doing anything for it?

Did your package come? do you have to go get it from the mission home or do they forward it to your place?
Yups itll get to me on tuesday 

What are you planning on doing today for pday?
IDK I wanna go kick the ball but my comp wants to get suger cane drinks so IDK