Monday, December 29, 2014

day 243 It's about 85 degrees here!

So like the title says its flippen hot here and i sweat about every minute so i dont know how i havent lost about 30 LBS just from that but whatever. This week was just so fast and went like a blur so i dont really know what to say. We went to alot of peoples houses and most of our plans fell but we went to some other houses and got some good lessons from this so that was good! So the BIG shakeup with the mission has yet to be revealed to me so i dont know why! But thats about it that i can remember so love you all and have a good week!!

Love Elder Smith


Just so I can have it written down in an email and not have to rely on my memory...Elder N. Pearce? or Pierce? Your companion is from? He's been out how many months? And he's been there for 6 transfers?  How old is he?
Its Elder N. Pearce from Tennesse out a year and 4 been here for 3 transfers 19

Are you glad to be transferred? or sad?
its whatever

Since it was an emergency transfer...did you get to say goodbye to everyone you wanted?
sortof but not really 

Do you like your new companion? (not going on the blog)

Do you like having an American companion? Isn't this your first? besides the mtc ones...
Yep its nice

Does that member that let you skype have a family?
Yup three kids

Favorite area so far?
Nova Veneza

Did you eat anything special on Christmas?
Nope not really 

When you say you sometimes shorten it just to obri?  When that member handed you the chocolate milk, I thought I heard only obri...but perhaps you said that whole thing but the last part of the word fell off and I couldn't hear it.
Say the whole thing

If you could describe the Brazilian people in one word or a couple words...what would that be?

 Atop the highest point in Botucatu
Singing in the park!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

day 237 odd transfer

nothing happened this week but i got emergency transferred and now im in Botucatu with Elder N. Pearce and this area is HUGE and has a TON OF HILLS and im fat... welcome to the jungle!!!

-- Love Elder Smith

(I was totally worried for a couple days because of this.  There were a total of 40 missionaries that were ET'd.  There is no word as to why yet)

Monday, December 15, 2014

day 229

Hey Y'all how goes things there in the cold Utah jk i heard it wasnt too cold this past week but its still colder then here. Its flippen hot here its going to get even hotter here in a little bit like in January it'll get up to 45 degrees celcius so the winter months that you have will be the hottest months here so be lucky that you have the cold!! I hate sweating like a beast everyday. Its the worst!! 

But Jens HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR YOU my brother!!! 

I want to go to Gmas house with y'all. 

Thats cool i miss our Christmas tradition of tipping the waitress alot of mula!!! 

I just sent the package today it'll prolly get to you in 6 weeks or so. 

Yea the fact that im here right now and not in the states is increível!! Im thankfull for the BOM cuz i finished it for the first time yesterday and then i went to my room and prayed and within about 5 min i got a response of its truthfulness!! Its amazing the things that the BOM can do for us in our times of need! If you need help look to the Scriptures and you will always have an answere!! Thats the cool thing about this church, there are always answeres tied to everything you have to ask!! I love this gospel and all the plans that Heavenly Father has for us!! 

Love you guys!!

#The Book Is Blue 
  The Church is True
  And Jesus Is a Mormon

With Love Elder Smith

do they have three kings day (like the shoe thing? hispanics do? 

Who has been your favorite companion so far?
My first one out in the mission field

Do you have plans for us for Christmas? skyping? or just phone? 
Yup so ill be skyping on the 25th at  my moms house and then to another members house to eat some good 

I guess this is the last week before C hristmas to get the package I sent to you.  Sorry it'll probably be late.
I'm okay with a late package!!  

Monday, December 8, 2014

day 222

so my computor crashed and im really mad cuz i had a good LONG message written for you and then the computor crashed!!! UGGGHHHH im so mad!! ohh well. So this week was pretty good we did a splits with the Assistants and that was good it got me out of my slump so im getting back in tune with the teaching and spirit to be able to teach with it!! But two weeks ago was transfere week and i forgot to tell you guys but i stayed and am with the same comp. But i dont know what else to sorry im pretty lame i need to write better!! But that was this week so peace out and i love you all so much!! cant wait to see y'all at christmas time!!!

Love Elder Smith

Monday, December 1, 2014

day 215 7 months!

So this week for me was pretty rushed. I didnt really do much it was really difficult cuz we had to go to three other cities to do some baptismal interviews and interviews with the mission president and then more baptismal interviews so it was pretty rushed with that and then on the weekend we did some cool things and sunday we did a cool activity that taught us more then the members who came. It was pretty cool. This week will be better though cuz we are trying to focus on a couple families that we are teaching and so we are doing our best to get them ready for baptism in some time in December. But thats about it for this week!

(Next week, I'll find out all the details of his vague letter...what with his cool things and cool activity.)

Love Elder Smith

Got any questions about anyone?
Nope not at the moment

what did you do on Thanksgiving?
Nothing cuz i forgot about it...

How many miles do you walk/or ride the bus everyday on average?
I think walking about 7 Miles per day and the bus not alot cuz im always broked!!

What did you mission president ask you about this last time?  How often do you get to see him?
Just the normal things you happy doing the right things and stuff like that. Almost every transfer

How far away is the mission home from where you are?
About 1 hour

Today is your click day!!! 7 months!  doing anything?  (I originally typed 6 months...and then actually counted on my was 7...where did a whole month go!)  I can't believe it!
I Know i didnt ever realize that i hit 7 months It really Flu

How many people in an average ward?
About 100, 150 is a big ward