Behold, the field is white already to harvest; therefore, whoso desireth to reap, let him thrust in his sickle with his might, and reap while the day lasts, that he may treasure up for his soul everlasting salvation in the kingdom of God - Doctrine & Covenants 6:3
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Brasil! And The Love I have for Them...
This week I have had to pass through Sodom and Gomorrah to
get to the end: I learn about 3 bad
things for every 4 scriptures I have to teach. But at the end of the week I'm
surviving! Now that our presidents are in flux we're anxious to hear and see
him. But until Wednesday we have 2 presidents.
I've had a wild first week; my new companion is different than my others.
He's more of a teen than my others. But this makes it easier to train with him.
I'm also in an area with hills again, so I'm going to be back in shape when I
leave. And he doesn't take long with them. Better yet. Other than that, we have
an excellent ward. They are working and they seem more active than not. I look
forward to working with them.
Story time! I went to a less actives home and found ... well,
less actives. And we found a bi-polar mom with two daughters, and I about cried when I found out the situation.
She declared: “I repent of being baptized in this church!” We found a few stories
she's told, and seems to have passed to the members, and there really is no way
we can pull the whole truth from her. So we're in one of those tough spots with
We had a cool moment while teaching a recent convert! We got
to teach her son, who isn't baptized, and as his intellect is rather developed
I have the challenge to mesh with his head. I've already had to show him how
little he knows, and I made it obvious that we'll help him, but he's got to
have the desire to learn and follow, which is much different. But that's all I
have this week. Take care!
Elder Joel A. Smith
Elder Marques and the Tag
the most useless thing I learned to do on my mission