Pues, Elder Martinez es un ninja porque he took me and Elder Winkel on at the same time and practically took us out in 5 seconds with his lightning quick moves.
Elder Martinez is in the middle. I miss him and the rest of that first group of latin elders. This next group just isn’t the same, but they are great elders as well.
The fast Sunday we had yesterday was great! Not only could I feel the spirit, I could understand 90% of it! Probably because I say the same types of things, just much slower.
Being district leader here is a lot different than in Provo. Not quite as much responsibility but it’s great. We conduct district meetings and we conduct one of the meetings each Sunday (zone class a.k.a. Sunday School or Priesthood). But that might not even happen as much anymore because now all our church meetings are with the latinos…everything is in Spanish.
I love it here in Guat. and I am so grateful to be called to such a place where so many Book of Mormon events happened. I am practically living in the Land of Nephi! It is so great and I love it!!
Thank you for the green package mom. I finally got it. I am so happy to have snacks. I love anything sweet! Not many things are sweet here. I guess that is good for my weight in the long run.
I will continue to pray for Dew. Please give him my love and tell him that if he wants to be happy he must come back to the church or he will always be unhappy. And that is a promise! Tell him that I love him and that there are people who have it much worse. Know that his Father in Heaven loves him and I know that he can do better. But he must have faith in himself before he can have faith in Christ.
Thanks for all the support. I will try to keep a positive attitude at all times, but it’s tough some days. That’s how it goes though. Elder Holland said these things about missions: "You will have hard days. If it was hard for Jesus Christ, it has got to be at least a little tough for you."
Here are some of the scriptures that I loved and stood out to me as I read this week from the Doctrine and Covenants:
D&C 105:40:41 Look up the poem “Footprints” – so good!
D&C 103:36, 103:12, 101:36, 95:5, 90:24, 88:6-13 (explains Bro. Campbell’s light deal), 75:10-11, 63:5, 58:2-4, 50:26
Here is my testimony in Spanish:
Yo se que el Libro de Mormon es la palabra de Dios. Yo se que Jose Smith tradujo el Libro de Mormon a traves el poder de Dios. Dios nos ama. Si obdecemos sus mandamientos, El nos bendicira. Yo se que Jesucristo es el hijo de Dios. A traves su expiación podemos tener vida eterna. Yo se que todas las personas son hijos de Dios. Yo se que la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos dias es verdadera. Yo se que tenemos profetas en la tierra en actualidad. Yo se que la obra de los misioneros es la obra de Dios. Yo espero que todas las personas leerian el Libro de Mormon para que saber de la verdad. Estoy agradecemos por el Evangelio de Jesucristo. Estoy agradecemos por mi familia. Yo se que podemos vivir juntos para siempre. Yo amo este Evangelio. En el nombre de nuestro Salvador y Redentor, Jesuscristo. Amen.
- Elder Smith