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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We Have Some Work to Do With These People

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!
It sounds like you guys have had a very exciting week! MOM CONGRATS ON GETTING THE JOB!! That's awesome! I went to first grade at Lehi Elementary! I'm super happy for you and I know you will do a great job! I can't believe that school is already starting. And Stefanie is starting high school!! What the heck! That's crazy! And cross country tambien! Everything just keeps moving. 

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!

Well, that's all for today, I hope you all have a very good first week of school! And that you keep your eye single to the glory of God! He can make a whole lot more out of your time than you can.  Let him be in charge. Life works better that way!

Love, Elder Smith

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