Hola Hola!Mom and Dad, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Woah! You guys have been married for a really long time! Thanks for being the best parents ever!
Starting from nothing in an area is HARD! But it's awesome at the same time because we can pretty much do everything our way. There is nothing we have to change. No old bad habits we have to break, no people who are offended if we don't visit them three times a week! Just a whole lot of work to be done. And not enough time to do it. We have knocked more doors this last week then any other week of my entire mission! So many new names! So many new faces! Its really hard to keep everyone separated! Jaja, planning at night takes like five times longer than it should because we have to try to remember all the names we have written down in our agendas! But we have found a couple of people who seem super excited to hear our message. Please pray for Franklin, and Yajaida! They are probably the most positive of all of them.
Our area is probably about two and a half miles from the church, which is pretty far! And we have a TON of inactive people in our area. Pretty much everyone who is a member is inactive. So we tried to get everyone excited about going to church this week. We told them that we should all meet up in the morning at this one place called El Palo, which is this big tree that is in the middle of a busy street, and walk together! And everyone was pumped and said, "Yeah, we'll come!" So Sunday rolled around and we were waiting at 8:00 for everyone to show up. 8:15 passed...nobody. 8:30, still nobody. At 8:40 we finally left. By ourselves. No one came! We barely got to church on time... it was a sad moment for us. A couple of people showed up about half an hour later, but very few. We have some work to do with these people. But we're going to get everything going! Some extra prayers for church attendence would be appreciated!
I also received a wedding invitation this week! Congrats Trevor and (Mom please insert the name of the girl, haha!) Gracias por la invitasion! Voy a hablar con mi presidente para ver si puedo tomar una semana vacasion para estar alla con ustedes! jaja No puedo prometer nada, pero voy a ententar lo!
Love, Elder Smith