THIS WEEK WAS AWESOME!!! It started off with a surprise temple trip. Right after we got done writing last week we got a call from the APs saying, "Hey guess what, you guys get to go to the temple tomorrow!!!" Best news ever! I love that place. Earlier in the week I had decided to fast so I could get a little help with this crazy adventure I'm on right now, and I got it. It was such a great experience!
I had the feeling that we should visit this lady named E****** the next day. So we went, and we talked about her life and her family. She opened up with us a little bit and told us how she and her husband had been novios (sweethearts) since esquela, which is like elementary school, and they have been in love their whole lives. But he started drinking a couple of years ago, and now she feels like she doesn't even know him anymore. That is so sad to me! It just shows how important the Word of Wisdom is. Not just for us, but for those who we love too! God is pretty smart. It's probably a good idea to listen to what he tells us to do.
The next day I went on divisions with my District Leader, Elder Reyes. He is the best Elder I've ever met. I really look up to him so much. He finishes his mission in one month from today so he's been around the block a few times. He's from Boston, but his parents are both Guatemalteco so he's Latin too. Anyway, while we were working I could really just feel and see how much love he had for everyone that we taught! It was incredible. He has helped me more than a few times and I really feel like the help I was asking for in the temple was given to me through the day that I got to work with Elder Reyes.
I'm really sorry that Stef injured her shoulder. But I'm so proud of her for being tough and going through with the dance competition and trying her best anyway. That's my sister! (: I'm actually teaching a little girl named Stefany right now! Cute little girl. Every time I say her name I think about you, Stefanie!
I have definitely felt the effect of my family's help in our "Hour Of Power". It is honestly like plugging into a power source for that hour! I can feel the spirit so strong and I really want to thank you all for that.
Today we got to play soccer! We only get to play one p-day each month...and it was rico! I love soccer! I decided that I will know who to marry when I would rather spend time with her than play soccer. It has been a good day!
I'm so proud of my cousin Maggie. Way to get your mission call! You are going to be a great missionary! Anybody else who gets their call, let me know. I love missions!
That's all for today. I love you all! Keep working hard at whatever you're doing. I know the best thing you can do in any situation is to have the spirit.
Love Elder Smith