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, October 6, 2014

How Great Was Conference!!

Hola Hola!

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!! I hope it was a good one even though BYU got killed... jaja.

Wow! How great was Conference!!! I felt the spirit so strongly during pretty much the whole thing! I have to say though, President Eyring's talk on Sunday morning was the one that really touched my heart. He began by saying he hoped we would all feel the love of God through his words, and I really did. I was trying so hard to fight back the tears so everyone wouldn't know what a big baby I am. But I ended up having to leave for a second... AND IT WAS THE FIRST TALK OF THE DAY! Jaja, I am now the guy who didn't even make it fifteen minutes into Conference without having to leave.  Way to go Smith... way to go. 

I have been reflecting on some of the messages that were given, and I think one of the most recurring themes that I heard was that we need to care for the poor.  The poor in heart and spirit, as well as finances. I think that's a really interesting thought. Another theme was following the prophet. And a whole lot more. It was just so good! For missionaries General Conference is like the Super Bowl, March Madness, the Olympics, and the World Cup all rolled up into one! It's really one of the best weekends ever! I am  spiritually recharged and ready to go.

Apart from that it was a CRAZY week! It started with Consejo De Lideres. On Tuesday we had to drive up to Tegus, stay overnight and then have Consejo with Presidente Bowler. It was such a great, edifying experience! There were so many great ideas passed around about how we are going to make the mission a whole lot better. I can't wait to see the fruits of these changes! Presidente told us that he wasn't thinking about doubling the success of the mission, but rather quintupling it! (5X more!) That's what I call vision! 

We got back from that and my comp got super sick... he was throwing up and was bedridden for two days. But the work rolled on! We did something called "Attack of the Area", which is when all the elders of the zone show up to one area for a couple of hours and try to find all the people they can that might be interested in listening to the gospel. It went really well and the elders from that area have been taking advantage of all the contacts we found! It also really unified our zone!

Then GENERAL CONFERENCE!  Need I say more?

 Today is the birthday of an Hermana in our zone so we had a party for her this morning! We made pancakes and smoothies, had a water fight, and threw eggs at her head! It was awesome! 

I hope that you all are applying something that you learned this weekend and that you are trying to improve and get better at something. God expects it. Conference isn't for nothin' you know! Pues. I love you all! I hope you all have a great week! Stef, I'll be praying for you at region, run hard! Dad, good luck to your team too! 

-Elder Smith

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