Monday, August 17, 2015

256 days again.

Hey so this week was a good one that FLEW by we did lots of work but it seams like so little time has passed!! So we are working with this new family that is super super cool Joamer, Elizangela and Graziele, they are super cool we've been working with them for about 3 weeks but they havent gone to church till yesterday!! But the Dad he is SUPER shy and so its hard to get him to go anywhere!! He's almost like dad like dad just doesnt want to go...hehe. They live in our farthest area away from our house so we either walk there and go an hour earlier or we pay R$3 and get a bus which i prefer walking cuz its a cool walk!! But i swore to myself i will never ever ever again walk 30 Km 18 Miles a day to talk to ppl!!!!! And one thing that im super grateful where i live is the Temple I realized that we are super blessed that we have a temple basically in front of our house so i think that at times we take it for granted that we have one soooo close!! There are ppl here in Brazil that go 27 Hours by Bus to get the Temple and pay up to R$900 which is about $250!!! Its incredible the faith and the desire the ppl have!! Amazing!! I also made a promise to myself that when i get home imma go to the temple at least once a week to help those that cant go with such frequency!!!! Well thats my week!! Love you guys and go to the temple!!!

Love Elder Smith

Do you think karinas baptism was your most specialist?
I Think it is!
How old is karina?

One thing that would really help a new missionary: Is to really try to understand WHO he really is and what a role he really has as a servant of the lord!! One thing that Pres. Costa the Brazil area Pres. said to us that the biggest thing that missionarys have problems with is to really understanding who they are and what power they have as Priesthood holders!! Another thing is to really act on the Spirit and do it RIGHT when he says to do something!! And when you are teaching a family use the power that god bestowed upon you and use it often!!! Thats one thing i learned this passed couple of weeks. This one dude we taught was super beat up from repeated motorcycle accidents and has had a couple preachers and people from other churches go to his house to say a prayer for him, when he said that i heard a voice in my head that said "we have the power of GOD to heal people USE IT!!!! In that same moment i knew that if we were to give him a blessing that he would be cured that same day!!! I know that really listening to the spirit and acting upon the whispers that he gives it are really important!!! Thats one thing that i need to better as an old missionary so if the new missionaries learn that early they will really have a successful mission!!! Use the power that the lord BESTOWED upon you to BLESS OTHERS!!!!

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