"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, April 4, 2011

Recognizing the whisperings of the Spirit of Revelation

HEY THERE!! Well nothing too much happened this week. Elder Tanner has been super sick this week so that was rough for him. He is still kinda sick but he is improving little by little so hopefully he will be good for next week. Well what I really enjoyed in conference were Pres. Monson's talk in Priesthood about Temples and also Elder Bednar's talk about the Spirit of Revelation. That talk really helped me to be able to recognize the small whisperings of the Spirit and to try to listen to them better that I might be able to help this area progress or to at least find a few people that could be baptized one day.

The only small story is that it has been really really hot lately. Even at night. So its been rough trying to go to sleep. So the other night, we moved our mattresses into the Sacrament Hall and we opened all the windows and turned on all the fans! It felt so much better! It was just fantastic!

We did have one investigator come to the conference. But we will have to work hard with him because he really doesn't understand very many things. So we are going to try to get members to help in teaching him further. We shall see what happens! The branch got a truck to take us all to the conference and about 20 people came. That's only like 10 less than those that come to church so it was a pretty good turnout!

There are a lot of kids that go to school here. They are all learning Spanish, so Q'eqchi' is definitely a dying language but the kids learn Q'eqchi' in schools too. But 99% of them are not confident in their Spanish so they only speak Q'eqchi'. At least that is how it is up here in Santo Domingo. Everyone here only farms. They farm to sell and to support themselves. And they do it all by manual labor. There really aren't any regular jobs. You either farm, or you are a pastor, or a teacher. That is pretty much it! The pastors and teachers are the only people that talk to us in Spanish.

Well I wish I had a little bit more to write about but nothing too much happened this week. Hopefully I will have some fantastic stories to tell next week. I love you all and have a great week.
Keep the Faith
Stay Strong
Love Elder Jordan Smith

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