Monday, February 29, 2016

32 days left

thursday 31st 9:10 pm to atlanta 5:50 am leave 8:05 SLC 10:25 friday morning
HERRRROOO So i just called the secretary of mission and asked him the final itinerary for my return! So i will leave here SP at 9:10 pm and arive in Georgia at 5:50 am then leave for SLC and arrive at 10:25 am.

Any ways This week was pretty good we are opening an area and so we dont have ppl to teach so its just knocking doors!! I now do not like the sound of clapping hands cuz thats what we do to knock doors but i know that im just helping to build up the foundation here in Hortolandia. Other than that its been cool with Elder Diaz. He is acctually American and his parents are from Columbia so hes American, Colombian. 
Super cool cant wait to see you guys!!!
Love Elder Smith

How long has your new companion been out?
1 Year and 7 months 

How's it been with him?
Super cool he is super funny so we get along just great!!!

What is different about your new area?
Its a little bit more poor people so its easier to get in houses 

What people are you teaching?
One dude named Neto (grandson) funny But hes a cool dude that is looking to be Baptised so we'll see what his fiancé says about getting married sooner than planed !!

Are you collecting recipes?
Sort of

Monday, February 22, 2016

37 days left

Yea so this week i received my last confirmation on when im coming home, March 30th i will be flying out from SP, to Atlanta to, SLC and ill be in SLC around 10:40ish in the morning. Im super excited to come back to my family, but im super sad to leave my Brasilian family. I know i will come back and see them, but its just one thing that i know that has it to happen!! But today is transferes and guess what!!!!!! IM going to die in a completely strange area which i did NOT want to do!!!!! But gotta do what ya gotta do... But im going to Hortolandia the "land of the Garden" Im going to be comps with Elder Dias "Days" Hes a hispanic born in USA and moved to wherever hes from... 

imma die happy working in a new are and hopefully Baptising!!! So this week we moved from our old freaking house and we moved to another New (old) house New for us but old for the house like the age!!!! But other than that that was our week!!

Love Elder Smith

Do they in Brazil eat a ton of rice and beans?  Or is that just spanish cultures?  Is there something that they eat with every meal?
Yea we have Rice and Beans FOR EVERY MEAL!!!

Have you eaten anything like brownies there?
Yes there is a bakery that is for rich ppl and they have Brownies there

Tell me your service opportunity...what service opportunities you think you could be doing if you haven't been doing any?  Remember that's your specialty!!!
does it count for myself?? and other missionaries???

So are you moving to be safer and away from your neighbor?
As well but its just a flippen old house

Tell me about your fhe lessons you taught to the recent converts?
So this family is super like "falling apart and so we got together to do a familys are together forever messege so that was cool to help them!!!

Are you ok with Julia singing a solo for your homecoming day?
YES that would be amazing

What are you most looking forward to coming home?
Driving!!! and having money!!

You know the picture on the top of your blog?  Have you even seen that anywhere in  your mission?
Negative never seen it dont know where its from...

Is there anything you would tell Courtney Child about her missionary in Teresina?  Like advice wise?  Or what to send him?
Its super HOT and Humide there!! My first comp is from around there. Its a good place. Super receptive so she can be sure that hes going to be treated super well!!! Dont worry about him being hungry.

Monday, February 15, 2016

45 days left

Hey guys so im not trunky at ALL im just getting all these phone calls from the office asking me stuff about my flights and my airpoirt that i want to go to and stuff like that!!! I tried to get the Provo airport but Provo doesnt have flights from Georgia to get but SLC is cool beans!! So ill be going from São Paulo to Atlanta to SLC prolly at like 10ish or so. Any ways our week was pretty fun we did lots of door contacts and we didnt really get much out of it but whatevs. This week we are going to move into our new house!!!

So this week we had a special episode of cops in front of our very own house, our neighbor George, he is kinda a druggy and one night we heard him and his wife (GF) (housemate) fighting and we heard lots of YELLING AND breaking of things so that was kinda scary but like at 9:30 at night the cops pulled up right in front of our house for another reason like it wasnt even for our neighbors but then at like 10:00 our neighbor comes out and starts yelling at the cops ant then they start yelling at hime and twlling him to go back inside and then George starts yelling just KILL me just kill me and itll all be over. That was kinda scary so we just sat back at the far room and just listened to it the rest of the night!! Kinda scary but its a good thing we are moving!!!
But thats about it for this week!!

Love Elder Smith

Does Brazil celebrate Valentine's day? or have a similar holiday?
June 12th is when they have their day.

What are you going to do today?
we have an FHE with a recent convert!! Fun

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

49 days left

Hey guys how you doing is your boyfriend gettin you mike and ikes? Do you like Mike and Ikes??? HAHAHAHA funny!! Well this week went soooo fast we did lots of stuff like work and work and more work!!! I got my death call on monday saying that i would be going home on the 30th of march and that i would be home on the 31st at like 9 am or somthing like that idk times yet but soon soon we will know!! We were working with a family here but we went there yesterday and i asked what they wanted from us and they said just to learn more about us!! I asked if that would change anything in their lives or if it was just studies with us!! And they said just to get to know we have no intentions of moving relegion!! So that sucks!!!
That was our week!!!
Love Elder Smith

are you allowed to sleep on pday? 
Yes we can do whatever!!
Do you have work at all on pday?
as of 6pm we have to on the street
when is the next holiday there?
we just had carnaval so thats why we're emailing today!! 
what is the season like now?  summer?
HOT HOT HOT HOT super summer. Gunna be one of the hottest of recorded history!!! 😈
what do you think is the thing you miss most?
The food and the people and speaking Portuguese  
Got a date yet?  Get your death call?
Got it on monday and its March 30th

Monday, February 1, 2016

59 days left (more more accurate date)

For lack of other title good sleep is cuz we have started sleeping in the living room instead of in our room cuz its more airish and nicer!!! This week went by super fast we did lots of stuff and had lots of fun!!! We did lots of things with little results but thats how it is here we are working really hard to get someone to teach but they are all sooooo not interested but we are doing what we need and waiting to find that ONE ✴ to put in the 🌊 so we are just going to keep searching !!!!
 I always like listening to Bro Eckstein speak hes just so good!!! 
Im super excited to get home and see you guys but i still gots some work to do here so dont worry bout me imma kick this missions butt before i go home!!!! 

Love Elder Smith


What're you going to do today?  Laundry?  Hair cuts?
Yes YEs and sleep!!!!!!!!

Do you get to see Monica or Virgillio?
almost like weekly about i talked to Monica about when i was going home so that we can see each other there!!!!

Favorite thing about your companion?
He's a dork so it makes it fun

Favorite dessert that you've had there?  I hope you're keeping/getting recipes!!?
imma learn a couple recipes for desserts and stuff!!!