Monday, April 27, 2015

day 362

So this week we did some work and then we did some more work then the members fought and then we did some more work then they fought again. We told Pres. Canuto and he just told us if they start talking about the fight the they have here we are to burn them and tell them they need to repent and to kill the subject and this week the stake Pres. came and talked with the families that are involved and they "settled" it so lets see if the attendece rate goes up this next week! We have some cool Investigators that are kids of an RC Irecent convert...I had to ask) they all have kids and they are all from another city and they are trying to stop smoking and we are helping them by doing a ciggaret tea that when they drink it, it takes away the desire to stop smoking and so its like an opposite reaction to the tabacco and makes them not want it anymore!! One of them went to church this week and we have an FHE  with them!! Hopefully we can get a date marked with them for pretty soon!!
Thats about it this week until next week!! 
Love Elder Smith

do you write other missionaries in our ward?  Tyler? Bekah?  Perhaps Ryus?
I have but i havent for a while

How is your ward doing?  Tell me some good things about it...I remember you told us one time that you ate some really good food at your favorite member's house.
Well its going but we'll see 

What is your favorite thing about your companion?
Even though he's going home soon he still works some...

Will you have more information about our calling on mother's day next week? or do you have some now?
We'll call on the 10th idk times yet but transfers are next tuesday so we'll see...

Did you finally get the easter package?
Yup i did!! Next one i want J-Dawg souce

Monday, April 20, 2015

day 355

So this week was a stressfull one we didnt get much done this week cuz the Branch that im in isnt the best here. They only fight one with another and its always the same people who start it every time its really affecting our work here cuz we bring Investigators to church and tell them that its an environment where its all good but then we get there and they see all the tension in the air that is here!!! Other than that its all good here in Pinhal. We dont have the best teaching group it could be better but im tired and so is my comp with the Branch here and all the crap thats going on... but its good to live in 4 (2 companionships) at a moment like this cuz then we can all talk about it and de-stress with each other. Dont have much more to say... 

Love Elder Smith

What you going to do today?
we went fishing again and we cought about 30 all together just me and my comp cuz the other two didnt want to go. no pics sorry forgot

Any sucess from door knocking?
  still not really anything 

Favorite food this week?
Lasangna from my fav member here

Any questions for me?
Who is this sam that Jens has

Monday, April 13, 2015

day 348

So this week wasnt the most productive ever but we got to watch conference so that was good we wasted almost all our money going to and from São João to watch conference and to go to Zone meeting and all that junk!!! But we did find some new peeps here so thats pretty much the best thing that happened aside from conference. Só aqui no Espirito Santo do Pinhal

Love Elder Smith

Have you met many people since being in your new area?
Yea there are some really cool members and then there are just some okay members...

Is your companion good to you?  Patient?  
Yea if anything i need to be patient with him and just wait for him to die (missionary term...end his mission)

Package come yet?
Not That i know of no not yet but we have Multi zone conference on Tuesday and we'll see there

Your companion is really young for going home in two months...did he go right as soon as he turned 18?  Is he younger than you even?
Yea he left like 5-6 months after turning 18

Greatest thing that happened this week?
We found an 18 year old and we are going to talk with him again this Thursday and if we feel it invite for Baptism!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

day 341 Transferred!

So i got Transfred to Espirito Santo do Pinhal in the Zone São João da Boa Vista its really on the other side of the map!! This week we had some fun times here in Pinhal i met lots of members. This Transfere will be a fun one cuz we dont really have any investigators to work with we have one who is going to be baptised this week so hopefully that'll go through. After that its going to be a lot of Door Knocking this week and prolly next week as well. So this is going to be fun... My new comp is Elder Picole hes got two months left on the mission so ill prolly gunna end up killing him!! Hes from São Paulo and hes 20 years old.

Love Elder Smith


Did you get transferred?
Yes i went to Espirito Santo do Pinhal

Did you have a favorite talk?  I think I missed some but I think my favorite was from Elder Michael T. Ringwood...truly good and without guile.  That talk was on Saturday afternoon.  we were listening to it on our way to grandma bs.   So this Conference was a little lame cuz i didnt really pay the best attention cuz it was in Portuguese and its still a little hard to pay attention with English in the backround and then switch to Portugese again.

Did you get to listen to it all? In English?
 I watched the Second and Preisthood session in English then the rest in Portuguese which wasnt the best...

Where did you watch conference?
 So the First session we tried to watch in the Chaple here then the internet died and then we went to SJBV the stake center and watched the rest there. Then we had lunch with a member and we went over there and watched in Portuguese Lame...

How many kids in primary?
 about 8-9

Did you get my Easter package yet?
 No not yet...

Do they celebrate Easter the same as we do? like hiding eggs?
 No the Catholics dominate here and so on friday they carried the body of Christ around the city to all the Catholic churches and they all took turns carrying him (just a dummy for the body)

Didn't you ask for shirt money a couple weeks ago?  Did that family get you some?
 Yea so they did and the Temple ran out of my size so ill have to do it later but still have the money.

Did you celebrate with some ice cream last week for your 11th click mark?  Is their ice cream the same?  Or is like sherbet?  Or gelato?
 Didnt really do much to celebrate it... Lame i know

Did you know that today is really Jesus' birthday?
 Nope i didnt but now i do.. ;) 

Are you still happy?
 Really sad that im gone but i'll get over it

Favorite scripture now?
I dont remember right off the top of my head...