"My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes." D&C 121:7-8

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ah I just love being out here


It was good and sad to say goodbye to my mission dad...Elder Escamilla. But I am so stoked for my new comp!!!! Ha kinda funny though...Guess what his name is? Bet you wouldn’t have ever guessed that it’s....

Elder Smith too!!!

Ha his first name is Michael. Elders Michael and Jordan Smith!!!! Funny and awesome right?! I have only heard great things about him and that he is pretty much the best missionary in the mission. He is our new District leader too. Elder Dunkley went up to Peten so Elder Richardson is our new ZL still with Elder Winn. Pretty sweet stuff right!? Oh and I bought a sweet leather cover for my planner. I will have to take a picture of it soon. I will probably send a CD in a little bit as well after I get some pics with my new comp Elder Smith.

I spent almost an entire day with Elder Jensen on Thursday cuz both our comps were going home and they had end of mission interviews. He looks a lot like Ocho. He is way cool so that was fun getting to know him a little bit. Elder Winkel is still in the zone too which is fantastic! Ha! I love that Elder!

Spanish is getting a little easier. Well kind of. There have been a few days that I have understood everything. And other days where I have understood nothing at all. So it's getting there I guess. I hope to be able to understand everything, if not by the end of this change, hopefully the next one. But it’s getting better so I'm not too frustrated about it anymore. Plus my companion is fluent and he is so kind and patient and just awesome and he has only been my comp for a few hours now. I’m so excited! He is a really hard worker too. Can’t wait to work hard and actually start having real success in the mission!

This week we really didn’t work that much. Which was frustrating but I can’t wait for the improvement that’s about to happen. We did teach Familia Larrazabal again this week though. It went so great. We taught about the 3 big questions in life...Where we come from, What our purpose is here, and Where we go after this life. It went really well and we linked in baptism with it too! So at the end of the lesson, we made sure they understood everything and we asked them if they were all willing to be baptized. THEY ALL SAID YES!!!! We didn’t put a date yet, but we plan to do that on Wednesday with them. Yolanda (Mom) Darlene (20) Geoselin (17) Mario Rene (14) Juan Jose (12) and Yoli (9)! I'm so excited for them to be baptized. They are so united as a family and it will be great to see them continue in righteousness and to be able to be sealed as family for eternity in the temple! I sure hope that day will come for them!

Then we have a date for baptism this week. His name is Yefry Alonzo. He is 9 and part of his family are members, but some aren’t so it’s hard to get them to come to church. We have taught him all the lessons. We just have to make sure he understands the covenant he is making with baptism before we will be able to baptize and confirm him.

Then with Sandy, we went over for our weekly appointment but only the daughter of her aunt was there and she told us that Sandy no longer lived there and she had moved back in with her boyfriend! I was so sad when I heard that cuz we planned on baptizing her in two weeks. But we will probably go back there to possibly teach the aunt and her husband and the daughter that lives with them. So hopefully we will still find success there.

Can’t wait to get those packages. Those are always way fun!Oh I´m gonna need some more itch cream and more anti fungul cream. haha. Sorry.

Ah I just love being out here. I honestly don’t know why I wanted to go home. They were such pointless excuses. I know why I’m out here and I know without a doubt that this gospel is the only true gospel on the face of the earth and that we have living prophets, and modern revelation and it is the exact same church that Christ established on this earth during his time of mortality. I am so happy to have it in my life and can’t wait to find the people that are willing to accept it into their lives. I hope that I also will be able to know how to teach those people who are not as willing so that I might be able to leave a good impression about this church.

I love you all!!
Stay Strong.
Keep the Faith
Elder Jordan Smith ... signing off


  1. What an upbeat letter! It's great to hear that you are doing well. Love your new comps name, that is great!

  2. That is too funny about the names...glad you are enjoying things!