"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

Friday, June 18, 2010

Helping Hands

"With the aftermath of the Pacaya eruptions, and tropical storm Agatha, missionaries have found many opportunitites to help with the clean-up as well as bag supplies of basic necessities which were sent by the church to help victims who lost their homes or crops. The Church sent clothing emergency food, water and tools . None of the missionaries were affected by these events." Sister Torres (wife of mission president)
It's fun to see all the smiles on the faces of all the cute missionaries doing service. I love to see that Jordan has two of his favorite CCM buddies, Elder Winkel and Elder Bronson, still by his side. 

There was a great article in the Church News with more information, photos, and video of the relief efforts to help with the destruction of the volcano and tropical storm. It's so great to see the missionaries in action and all of the good that the church is doing down there. 

Relief efforts continue in Central America
Local leaders being lauded for their initiative, efforts
By Jason Swensen
Church News staff writer
Published: Saturday, June 12, 2010
Members left decimated by the recent flooding and mudslides in Guatemala and neighboring countries are finding relief thanks largely to the hard work and capacity of local priesthood and Relief Society leaders.
Photo courtesy Central America Area
Members and missionaries in Guatemala City, Guatemala, fill relief kits with food and other emergency provisions to deliver to victims of recent natural disasters in Central America. To view the full article, more photos and video clips of the projects in action, click here:
Jordan absolutely loves his District Leader, Elder Shawn Turek (middle elder in photos below). Can you tell that they may have a little bit of similar personalities?
Wow! Look at how brown Jordan is getting!!!
Here he is acting like his old self "Jordan," not "Elder Smith."
We miss his laugh and his crazy smile, but it's fun to see it isn't gone, just far away for now.

1 comment:

  1. Totally love seeing his personality in those, glad he has some to share it with. :)