Called to Serve in the Honduras, Tegucigalpa mission. July 2013-July 2015

Called to Serve in the Honduras, Tegucigalpa mission.  July 2013-July 2015
"I love my mission! I am so grateful to be here!." ~Elder Smith

Monday, March 10, 2014

Not My Favorite Week of the Mission

Hola Hola!

Este semana fue muy mal. Nuestro bautismos se cayeron, Yo estaba muy enfermo y todavía estoy un poquito, no tuvimos mucho exito, y ahora el hombre quien esta sentado a lado de mi esta mirando X....awkward...Pero por lo menos, hoy es un nuevo semana. Tango mucho esperanza para este semana. (Translation:  This week was very bad.  Our baptisms fell, I was very sick and still am a little bit.  We did not have much success, and now the man who is sitting next to me is viewing pornography…awkward…but at least it is a new week. I have much hope for this week.)

This week was a little rough. Not my favorite of the mission. But that's ok, they all can't be the best. The two baptisms that we had planned both fell through, one due to coffee, and the other because the kid's mom influenced him to choose against it...way to look out for your kid, mom...but I guess everyone has their free agency, right? I was also pretty sick all week. Still am a little, but it's ok. But the good part about it is that this week FLEW by! I swear someone is pushing the fast forward button on life right now.

This week has had a couple of silver linings. We started teaching two investigators who are GOLDEN!!! The first one's name is Glenda, she is married to a guy who is a member but has been pretty inactive for a while, up until about three weeks ago when we found him. He is now asking to come with us to teach almost every day, and then we found out his wife (or girlfriend...everyone just says wife here) isn't a member!!! Music to my ears! Elder Sorensen and I taught the first lesson to them and the spirit was so strong. We have an appointment with them this Wednesday, I'm pretty excited about this one!

The other investigator who we found lives with her sister and their family who are active members! She has come to church like a million times! Really all that's left is to baptize her! And figure out what her name is because neither one of us knows it...haha. Even when we have hard weeks the work of the Lord is still moving forward.

All the District Leaders were also invited to attend Consejo, which is usually just for the Zone Leaders. Elder Amado, former mission president of Mission Tegucigalpa  and member of the temple presidency, spoke to us. It was a great talk. He spoke about the power and authority that we really have as missionaries. It was incredible! We really have the power to act in the name of Christ!!! If I feel the spirit, and promise them blessings or answers to their prayers, it is really going to happen! I heard a saying that I like, "Be willing to sacrifice who you are for who you will become, at any moment." That to me means that when a good idea comes along, don't just condemn it because it is different from the way you did things before. So I have tried to apply that to my teaching, and it has really helped.

Sounds like you guys have had a pretty good week at home too. I can´t believe that its already been a year since I got my call!! haha And it's even crazier that Kaitlyn Florek got married!!! Congrats to her!

Ok, do something awesome this week!

Love, Elder Smith

P.S. Shut up Stefanie, YOU are getting weird!!!!

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