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, November 10, 2014

My Spanish is Better Than My English

Hola Hola!

Hi! I can't believe it's Monday again already, that was super fast!  The time is flying by. Also, my Spanish is better than my English right now. Ok, that's probably not true, but my Spanish flows better. When I speak in English I have to think hard so I don't form my sentences in the Spanish way. But what can you expect when in the last year I have only had an English speaking comp for six weeks?

We had Consejo De Lideres again! The first week of every month we have this consejo. So we travel up Tuesday night, stay the night with some elders up there and then the next day we have a great meeting. I really love going to these consejos! It is such a great opportunity to listen to and learn from President Bowler and the Asistentes! We are really changing la obra misional. And it's going to help so much!  I'll spare you the details, but when I get home I'm going to be the best missionary member ever because I'm learning how important it really is! Just wait, you'll see. Oh, also President gave us SKYPE back!!!! I'll see you on Christmas!!!

Elder Yac and I had kind of a hard Sunday. We had like 20 investigators who all said they were going to go to church with us, so we were super happy Saturday night. Sunday morning rolled around, and we woke up early like normal to go pick them all up. One by one they all told us no. "We're busy." "I'm sick."  "Something came up." The same old excuses you hear a million times as a missionary. It was a long, lonely walk to the chapel. We sat in the back row by ourselves for the first time in a while. Just crushed.

Just before the sacrament one of the inactive families we had been working with for awhile walked in the chapel for the first time in three years. There was a change in the atmosphere of the room, I was so happy I wanted to cry! It was such a tender mercy from the Lord! After the meeting almost all the members went to welcome them! To tell them how good it was to see them! 

We gave the lesson in Sunday School on the worth of souls. With the Ramirez family as our key example, it was one of the most spiritual Sundays of my life. I will never forget it.

I'm glad your primary program went so well, Mom!!! That makes me so happy! I can tell you love your calling and I know the Lord is happy with you for all your hard work! 

And WAY to GO LEHI!!! Dang, I loved going to the Lehi volleyball games! Probably one of my favorite parts of high school! Too bad they didn't win.  But good season! 

I'm feeling much better! Nothing to get in my way this week. Look out Gentile world, Elders Yac and Smith are coming straight at ya this week! Jaja.

Well, I hope you have a great week.  I encourage you to read the introduction of the Hymn book for Family Home Evening and then sing some of your favorite songs and look up some of the scriptures that go with each song. You'll have a great experience! 

I love you all, especially you, my family, And especially you, my future wife! Maybe someday you'll read this and laugh at me! Jaja, I pray for all of you every night! 

Anyway, talk to you next week! 

-Elder Smith

1 comment:

  1. LOL... your wrote very interestingly, Smith. If you give more time to your language you will find yourself more fluent. Generally people who hear and read the language they learn it faster but unless they speak it they find it hard to have strong command on it. This applies to both Spanish and English speaker. All the best!

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