Friday, April 28, 2017

Week 88

AREA: Safford, AZ
COMPANION: Elder Inskeep 

Friends and Family,

Monday: Super crazy day... This morning I spent a majority of the day
packing, driving, and stressing about transfers happening. Got most of
my packing done and thought I could finish the rest of my packing
tomorrow. I was able to go say goodbye to Tyna and a few other members
in the ward. Tyna didn't take it too well... I think she will be okay
though.

Tuesday: Super crazy morning... I did not think I had as much stuff as
I had. We ended up showing up to the transfer sight late which kinda
was embarrassing. Had a nice time sitting in the transfer van for a
few hours driving over to the Gila Valley. Spent a good amount of time
unpacking and organizing my stuff. My apartment is super nice! It was
built very recently and has a good amount of space inside. Had a few
lessons this evening which all went really well. So far I am enjoying
Safford very much and have no complaints so far.

Wednesday: We had service this morning before going to district
meeting. District meeting went well. My district is pretty good, not
as big as the last one which is nice. Only two sets instead of three.
There is a senior couple but they dont really count I feel like. After
district meeting we got some free pizza at Dominoes because
missionaries get free pizza there! I love the Gila Valley! Had a
lesson with a less active, had dinner, and had a lesson with one of
our investigators Brianna. We set a baptismal date with her for the
20th of May! Super exciting:) we are going to turn our branch into a
ward before you know it:)

Thursday: Had service again today at a food bank which was a lot of
fun. It was a Catholic food bank and it was a pretty cool program.
After food bank we had studies and then some lessons. One of our
investigators in the family ward we serve in is named Kevin Ryan...
thought that was pretty funny being I have a brother named Kevin and
my first name is Ryan. Anyway, Kevin is doing okay, doesnt seem like
he want to progress very much which is unfortunate although I feel
like he wants to change and knows he needs to, its just its very
inconvenient for his life at the moment... Not sure if he is waiting
till its more convenient or something but he will come around. Had a
great time for this volunteer day dinner the food bank we served at
was having. A Catholic priest was there and I was able to talk to him
for awhile about religion. We may be attending one of his services
soon which should be cool.

Friday: Super exciting weekly planning day... Did our planning at the
church building in the mothers lounge because its more comfortable. We
then had a few appointments we had to make it too before dinner. After
dinner we had a great lesson with our investigator Derek. We invited
him as well to be baptized on May 20th! Picked the wrong day to stop
by to see a certain less active on 4/20... 🚬

Saturday: Today was a pretty good day.  Had a nice time attempting to
contact some people, get canceled on, and visit with people. The
visiting with people was one of my most favorite parts. I really enjoy
teaching people here. Most of the people that live here have lived
here their whole lives and have seen a lot of members over the years.
Because of that they have seen how members really are and when they
decide to start meeting with the missionaries, they really want to
meet with the missionaries and they're not just doing it to be nice.
This evening for dinner we had an activity with the Elders in the YSA
and it was a blast! We had a skeet and eat, which consisted of
shotguns, clay pigeons, burgers, and hotdogs. I love serving YSA! Even
though we weren't able to shoot the guns, it was still fun to be apart
of it.

Sunday: Super awesome to cover two different congregations again haha
kinda.... had a meeting this morning at 7am which was super
early... but the meeting went really well. I discussed a little some
of the things that I was doing in my last area with trying to get the
hometeaching up and the ward council loved it! They really jumped on
that idea and almost everything else said the rest of the meeting was
how can we get the ward members motivated to do that.

This week during my studies there were a lot of things that stuck out
to me. One of those things I found in 1 Nephi 8, the background of
this chapter is often known as Lehi's Vision. Lehi, the prophet at the
time had a vision and told his sons about it. Nephi recorded the
vision that his father had told him. This vision was very symbolic of
our journey through life and how we will be expected to try and hold
to the Word of God, and by doing that, it will safely guide us through
this dark and dreary world. One of my favorite verses in that chapter
is verse 8 because it outlines the reason I am on a mission, and it
says...

"And as I partook of the fruit thereof it filled my soul with
exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my
family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable
above all other fruit."

This verse is talking about how Nephi partook of this fruit and that
the way he felt was "exceedingly great joy." Now this is not because
he just ate some fruit, this fruit is symbolic of the the love of God,
which He showed by giving His Son to be our Savior. I testify that I
have partaken of this fruit and that I desire all of my family to
partake of it. That is why I am out serving my mission, inviting, and
helping all of my brothers and sisters to come unto Christ and partake
of this fruit also.

I love you all! I pray you all have a great week! God Bless:)

Love,

Elder Smith

Week 87

AREA: TucsonMidvale
COMPANION: Elder Edward

Friends and Family,

Monday: Today was a pretty good pday. This morning we had zone sports
which was nice. Other than that we pretty much did our normal things.

Tuesday: For service this morning we helped Brother Collingwood put up
some ceiling fans up in some of the rooms in his house. I had to go up
in the attic and it was so hot up there. Probably about 90-100
degrees. I was sweating so much! They made us lunch afterward which
was nice. Met with Sister Cole and had an interesting time attempting
to have a gospel discussion haha. The member we brought and her got
along very well and had a great time catching up. After her place we
went to Brother Collingwood's again so i could prep for district
meeting. The topic is applying scripture study in teaching and I
thought it would be cool to make Flashcards for everyone to study.

Wednesday: Had a super awesome district meeting today! Since it was
our last district meeting and it was also the first district meeting
of the month and we were going to set goals, I thought it would be
cool to do what I can to get everyone PUMPED! I bought some dry ice
and made fog, played some pump up talks, and had everyone come in
while that was going on. It was pretty cool, we then set some awesome
goals and we are  pumped! After district meeting we went home for
lunch and then headed out to Sells for the Scripture study class.
Before that, brother Collingwood gave us a call and asked if we would
pick some things up for him at this window screen place. Did that and
headed to sells and then had a great time out there. Went to
McDonald's with Brother Collingwood before going home because we
didn't have dinner.

Thursday: This morning we had to help brother Collingwood again with
one of the ceiling fans. This time Elder Edward went up there though
so that was nice of him:) After that we went and made some visits and
visited a member who had some very strong opinions about doctrine in
the church that weren't necessarily bad... they just could offend
people very much.

Friday: Weekly planning day! Other than that we had a nice visit with
Kim, gave her a blessing because she was getting surgery, and then
spent he rest of the evening with Henry for dinner.

Saturday: today we spent most of the time contacting people in the
ward/potential investigators we have. Wasn't too bad. We talked with a
few of the members and it was a pretty successful finding session.
Interviewed someone for baptism which was great. On the way home we
went to the San Javier Catholic mission. It was beautiful and sooo
old. It was built in the 1600's! Ended the night with getting transfer
news. I am getting transferred to Safford! Looking forward to it big
time. I will be serving me in a YSA branch and a family ward. Should
be a blast!

Sunday: Happy Easter! Had a very good sacrament service this morning.
There were a lot of members there with their husbands who weren't
members which was cool. Went to Sells for sacrament meeting and the
group was smaller than usual which was unfortunate. On the way home
from Sells we stopped by to say goodbye to Faith. We stopped seeing
her for lessons but I wanted to say goodbye to them before leaving.
Spent most of the rest of my evening with the Rees family for our
amazing Easter dinner. It was strange to say goodbye to them,
especially after how long I have been in this church building. It will
be good. Went over to Tyna's after that to see how hannah and her were
doing. We also wanted to check on Wesson and ended up taking him home
again for the night and am going to spend the day with him so we can
show him off at sports haha

HAPPY EASTER!
(Ephesians 2:5-10)
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly
places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

I am so grateful for my saviors sacrifice and the gift he has given us
through his sacrifice. Yesterday we celebrated Easter! Which is the
celebration of Christ's resurrection. This event was one of the
greatest events ever to happen in all of history. Because of this
sacrifice, all of us will one day be blessed with the gift of being
resurrected into a perfected body. No matter who we are, we will
receive this gift.

(John 5:28-29)
28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that
are in the graves shall hear his voice,
29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the
resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the
resurrection of damnation.

We all still need to prepare ourselves though to have our spirits
resurrected. Because of the fall of Adam, we all inherited the
affects. We now have to earn our Heavenly Fathers forgiveness and
receive a resurrected spirit that is cleansed through Christ's grace,
so we can return to live with our Heavenly Father again for Eternity.
Christ made it possible for us to return home. We need to want to go
home to have a desire to exercise our faith. Now is the time!

Love you all! Happy Easter! And thank you for everything ☺️






Week 86

AREA: TucsonMidvale
COMPANION: Elder Edward

Friends and Family,

Monday: Today was a pretty fun pday, this morning a sister in the ward that I asked if she would be able to let my pants out a little so they fit brought me to JCpenny to buy new pants. She is such a nice Sister:) very grateful for her kindness in doing that for me:) The reason she didn't let out the waist was because if she were to, she would only be able to about an inch which wasn't enough... Other than that, we did pday stuff and ended the evening by going on an exchange. 

Tuesday: Exchanges went well. I was with Elder Clark for the day and he is a pretty cool missionary. We tried to get some stuff done but everywhere we went there was a ton of traffic. Only big thing we were able to do is meet with Sister Cole and Crystall. 

Wednesday: Amazing day!! Most of the day was spent at zone conference which was amazing. There were some very good trainings done that helped me to recognize some things I need to be doing better. After zone conference we practically immediately headed out to Sells, the Indian Reservation for dinner. Dinner was very good and we had a very good lesson with John, the recent convert out there. When we were outside by our truck getting ready to leave a little puppy runs up to us while we were talking. At first we thought the dog belonged to the people who were on a walk and just passed by the house, but it wasn't theirs. We asked John if he knew who's it was, he didn't either. There are so many stray dogs out on the reservation it's ridiculous. The puppy was so cute and all alone so we asked John if we could take him and give him to someone we had in mind and he says, "I didn't see nothing." On the way home we stopped at Petsmart and got him some puppy food, found out he is 8 weeks old, and brought him home for a bath. While giving him a bath, we found probably 20+ wood ticks on him! Most of which were in his ears! There was one the size of a marble in his ear because it was hooked onto him for so long sucking blood! He was so good:) let me take tweezers to all the little things till they were all gone. After getting all cleaned up his tail would not stop wagging. We were going to bring him over to the persons house to surprise them that night but it was too late, so he spent the night with us and did amazing! Didn't cry at all and just slept through the night. I want to keep him! Haha btw... we named him Wesson, got a name tag, with Tyna's contact info on it:)

Thursday: Woke up this morning and rushed over to Sahurita for another exchange. Brought the puppy with us so we could show him off a little:) Exchanges went really well, Elder Bernd and I were able to visit a good amount of people, some of which showed a lot of interest in potentially coming back to church. Exchanged back in the evening and went and picked up the puppy at Crystalls because she was watching him all day, and then we went over to Tyna's to surprise her and Hannah. It was such a great experience 😊 she was so happy, completely speechless haha 

Friday: weekly planning day! Met up with the zone leaders for lunch and then The rest of the day planning except when we went to dinner. Dinner was great and we had a great gospel conversation with Henry.

Saturday: Good day of contacting people with Brother a Collingwood. Went to visit the Whitlocks to try and help them get e drive to come to church. That was a highlight to the day for sure. 

Sunday: had church in a different building today because our building was being used for stake conference by another stake. The building we were in had such a great spirit to it. The chapel was smaller, so everyone had to sit closer together. Such a great spirit👌🏻 after that meeting we both went out to Sells for sacrament meeting. Had a great lesson with our investigators Michael and Nicholai on the restoration/gospel of Jesus Christ. The spirit was so strong Michael, the 11 year old appeared to tear up just a little bit. 

I would like to talk about the love that our Heavenly Father has for each and everyone. This past week I was reflecting on what I felt my relationship with my Heavenly Father was like. Sometimes I feel like we as imperfect beings don't always remember that God is a God of miracles and loves every single one of us. Him being a God of miracles has time to help each and everyone of us at the same time. There is no time in the year, month, day, hour, minute, or second... whenever you feel you need guidance from your Father in Heaven, don't be afraid to talk to him. Through prayer and the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be made pure. 

Mormon 9:6-10

6 O then ye unbelieving, turn ye unto the Lord; cry mightily unto the Father in the name of Jesus, that perhaps ye may be found spotless, pure, fair, and white, having been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, at that great and last day.
7 And again I speak unto you who deny the revelations of God, and say that they are done away, that there are no revelations, nor prophecies, nor gifts, nor healing, nor speaking with tongues, and the interpretation of tongues;
8 Behold I say unto you, he that denieth these things knoweth not the gospel of Christ; yea, he has not read the scriptures; if so, he does not understand them.
9 For do we not read that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and in him there is no variableness neither shadow of changing?
10 And now, if ye have imagined up unto yourselves a god who doth vary, and in whom there is shadow of changing, then have ye imagined up unto yourselves a god who is not a God of miracles.

Hope you all have a great week everyone:) Love you all!

,Elder Smith



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Week 85

AREA: TucsonMidvale
COMPANION: Elder Edward

Friends and Family,

Tuesday: Ended up waking up super late at the mission home which was
super nice. I had the whole mission home to myself for practically the
whole day until Sister Passey came home. Spent almost the whole day
studying the scriptures. It was a day much needed. The pain wasn't too
bad for the most part. The only way I could explain it is first week
of track practice... Other than that, I ate fine, and felt fine.

Wednesday: Slept in a little today, not as long as yesterday though.
Had a great breakfast with President Passey before leaving for
District meeting. Thankfully the sisters in the district took over the
training for me because I wasn't sure if I would going or not. After
district meeting we had a great time doing things that I wasn't able
to do on pday. This evening we had a great lesson with Crystal on
callings in the church. She looks forward to receiving a calling soon.

Thursday: Had a doctors appointment this morning with my psyche. That
was in North Tucson and while we were up there I though we should go
to Chipotle so I could use the gift card I had for there. We ordered
our food and when we got to the register... they just said it was
taken care of. We are thinking that one of the workers there gave us
their family deal thing... not sure but I was thankful. Now we get to
plan another trip to Chipotle:) We had a nice visit with sister Cole's
house and then went out for some visits before heading to dinner. Had
a hard time getting the motivation to do things because I was bloated
from after the surgery which made driving uncomfortable.

Friday: weekly planning, Kim's place, and dinner with Henry.

Saturday: Had a great  time watching general conference! I love
watching general conference sooo much. The first session we watched at
the Collingwood's house and the second session we actually watched at
Crystalls parents house! It was super cool! Unfortunately her parents
didn't join in with us or anything but I figured if they weren't
listening they still must have felt the spirit that conference brought
into their home. Priesthood session we were going to watch at home
after cooking dinner but we finished cooking too late before we had to
go to an appointment. Gave a member in the ward a blessing and then
went home and ate ice cream while watching parts of conference.

Sunday- Another great day of watching conference. This time we watched
it at a less active members house named Wanda. She is 90 years old and
is the sweetest old thing you will ever meet. She forgets things
practically the second after you tell her them but she is still pretty
sharp for the most part. We all enjoyed conference very much and after
conference we went and visited a bunch of people in the area. Talked
with a woman with some cute puppies that were 9 weeks old. Had a great
time at the Rees home as well.

During conference, all of the talks seemed to talk about Christlike
attributes and how we can be more Christlike. One of the talks that
struck me the most was President Uchtdorfs talk about the importance
of Christlike love for those around us. We often try to use things
like fear, criticism, anger, and hate to win people to our way of
thinking, when we should be doing the opposite. I feel that personally
I tend to look at the negatives of what people are doing rather than
the positives, so something I have been trying to do recently is when
I have a temptation to criticize someone, give them a complement
instead. Through this excerecise I have seen the happiness in there
faces when they hear a compliment instead of a insult, recognizing I
do truly care for them and don't want to hurt them.

I love my Savior, I know He lived, died, and lived again for all of
us. Have a great week everyone:)

Love,

Elder Smith



Week 84

AREA: TucsonMidvale
COMPANION: Elder Edward

Friends and Family,

Monday: Today was pretty good. This morning we were able to relax and
regain some energy which was nice. Had lunch with my trainer Elder
Young which was awesome! He looks so much more different than he did
before! I posted a picture in last weeks email. Did laundry at Roy's
house since we were pretty close to that and then had a great dinner
with a family in the ward, then had an appointment with a member.

Tuesday: Awesome day:) Highlights for today was that we found a new
investigator named Barbara Brewster:) she was a media referral and she
was very interested to learn more about the church. Had a lesson with
Faith and dropped her so we will see how that goes. We should be
picking up again in about a month. There was no progress being made
with her and felt it was the best option. Had a crazy lesson with a
part member family casting out some evil spirits that were in their
home. It was a cool experience for sure and we later got a call from
the member who told us he could definitely feel a lot of the tension
in the one gone and things were working out better than they hoped for
with things that were going on.

Wednesday: district meeting was today so I had fun preparing a
training for that. The training was on finding although I tried to
focus more on the preparations to find rather than the actually
finding part. Everyone has been trained on that too many times to
count and they talk all about different ways to find in preach my
gospel. The discussion was on how we can be best prepared when it
comes to actually applying the things discussed in preach my gospel on
how to find. Afterward I went on exchanges with Elder Patteson and had
a great time. He is a very cool missionary and we had a great time. We
were able to visit a good amount of people and we had some good
teaching moments that evening.

Thursday: This morning was a little disorganized and off task. When
you get two people with ADHD together, we can really find some weird
things. The desk that Elder Edward used was the desk he was using and
noticed that there were a lot of legit apostate writing engraved in
the top of it so we decided to do a small project and fix it. God some
wood filler, electric sander from a member, and some paint. Turned out
pretty good and Elder Edward was happy to have a nice clean desk now
that didn't take away from the spirit as he studied. Other than the
desk we also had a visit with Sister Cole. For the lesson I set my
hand on fire with hand sanitizer. Its an object lesson about how
baptism by water is preparatory to baptism by fire. (The Holy Ghost)
and how without the Holy Ghost we can not truly receive that remission
of sins. We then went and visited some people on our visiting list
which went great. Finished the desk completely that evening with Elder
Edward.

Friday: Today was pretty fun. Had to drop off Brother Collingwood's
electric sander this morning and on the way home we drove on some very
crazy roads which was super fun! After we got back we did some studies
and planning before going off to Kim's place. Kim is doing real well
and we happened to share a scripture with her which really related to
her at that time :) spirit really does work though the missionaries to
help guide them in the work:) what a fantastic opportunity it is to be
one at this time in my life. Henry took us out to dinner this evening
which was a lot of fun. He is such a great guy. While we were out with
him we got a call about a baptism that was in the area so we rushed
over to that and it was one of the worst/unorganized baptism I have
ever been too in my life. I was very disappointed with how the elders
who planned the baptism treated this brothers special day... I did
have a word with them and hopefully nothing like it happens again the
way it did. Other than how unorganized it was, I am very happy for
Ronald and glad I was able to be apart of it:)

Saturday: Today was very productive. This morning we started out with
doing weekly planning quick before taking off to go to a lesson that
ended up canceling unfortunately. Brother Collingwood was with us
though and we ended up visiting a bunch of people in the ward. There
are so many people that should be getting visited more regularly but
are not:/ its sad because who knows if they would be coming back to
church if they saw that someone actually cares about them. We visited
with an excommunicated member this evening and he is AWESOME! His
story is so unfortunate and I have a lot of compassion for him. I hope
we will be able to help him out as much as I can before I get
transferred. Hopefully one day he will be able to get re baptized...
especially before he dies because he is getting kinda old and has post
polio syndrome or something. We gave him a blessing and it was very
interesting to give him a blessing. I felt some of the pains he was
going through and how lost he feels. It was sad and the blessing was
very powerful and comforting to me because it shows me that God loves
every single one of us no matter how bad of a mistake we have made.
That was pretty much our day.

Sunday: Church was great! We had church in Sells after normal church.
The Whitlocks, who is a older couple that we visited with on Saturday
with brother Collingwood came to church!! It was great to see them
there and it shows that prayers really do work! We challenged them the
previous day to pray for the strength to come to church. Only I went
to Sells while Elder Edward stayed back in Midvale. Had a tough time
leaving because a members key wouldn't work so we had to drive them
home to get the spare key and come back. Ended up getting back pretty
late. It was a lot of fun though. That night we had a great time at
the bishops house and Elder Edward burned a shirt.

Monday: just thought I would update you on Monday already since its
over anyway. Today was my surgery and everything went great! I feel
fine and should be back to normal missionary work by Wednesday at
least. I'm not in very much pain as of now and have already been
walking around doing things I would do normally. I just do it slower
than usual is the thing. Will let you all know though how I am feeling
next week:)

This week I want to bear testimony on the power of the Holy Ghost and
how we should always strive to stay worthy of it. The past few months
of my mission I have been struggling with stress which has made it
difficult to be willing to even try to listen to the prompting of the
spirit. I have been really focusing on controlling my stress and it
has helped me recognize the spirit more everyday and aloud me to be a
happier person. My conclusion to this experience is, don't trust my
judgement until I consult with the Lord because he knows what's best
for me... I don't.

Thanks for all the love you show and the prayers you say!

Love,

Elder Smith




Week 83

AREA: TucsonMidvale
COMPANION: Elder Edward

Friends and family,

Summary: This week we contacted some people, had some success, and had
some failure. Its all part of missionary work and what do you know??
Its part of life as well.

Highlight: Crystall was baptized on Saturday and it was beautiful!
Elder Wilson, a missionary in the mission who is a professional cello
player. It amazes me how good he is. The whole performance was done by
memory with his eyes closed! His playing was perfect for bringing the
spirit into the room, preparing for when she was baptized. The spirit
was very powerful and the love in the room was magnificent. All the
people from all over coming together to show their support to Crystall
and all the hard work she has done to make it to that day. Sunday she
was confirmed and we had Sells sacrament after that. While there we
also go two new investigators!

Sorry that this is so short, I promise I will be better next week.

Love,

Elder Smith



Ryan with his first companion, Elder Young... Although, I suppose he's not an Elder anymore.


Week 82

AREA: TucsonMidvale
COMPANION: Elder Edward

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Family & Friends:

Monday: Today was pretty busy with stuff. Elder Bradfield had to pack
up all of his stuff and get it ready for transfers tomorrow. Spent a
majority of the day doing that and saying goodbye to families in the
ward.

Tuesday: Today was a pretty busy day. Went to the transfer site this
morning after bringing all of Bradfields stuff to his new place. Elder
Bradfield is now an ASL missionary which he is very excited about.
When Elder Edward and I got back to our place he unpacked while I
sorta cleaned up a little. Went shopping, visited the Provstgaards
briefly, helped their neighbor with her car, had dinner, and then ward
correlation meeting. Elder Edward is awesome so far. He is from
Micronesia which is in the South Pacific near Australia and the
Philippines.  He speaks English very well, sometimes I cant even tell
he has an accent. He is also been out a year.

Wednesday: Had zone meeting and it was pretty good. Had a lesson with
Faith after and it actually went really well. We both felt like things
were going somewhere with her. Had dinner in Sells with John and Era.
Had a great time with them and ended up staying pretty late, not
getting home till almost 10.

Thursday: Service all day... First service of the day was at brother
Freeman's where we berried a chord that plugged into one of his sheds.
It felt somewhat unnecessary but it was fun spending some time with
brother freeman:) After his place we went to Faith's for a lesson
which ended up turning into us cleaning up after their house that
burned down about 7 months ago. That place was a mess  and were not
even close to cleaning it all up. After her place a member gave us
money for dinner so we went to Panda Express.

Friday: Did not go as planned... This morning we helped brother
Collingwood with some things he needed help to move into his place.
After that we headed back to the apartment to do some studies and do
some weekly planning. Had a lesson with Crystal and helped her prepare
for her interview tomorrow some more and went over the plans for her
baptism. Can't believe its coming up! :) super exciting!

Saturday: Service all day today! started with Brother Collingwood
again, then Brother Freeman, then our investigator Mark, and finally a
member in our wards mom's. Very exhausted and a little sun burned. Its
starting to get pretty hot. Another thing is that Crystal had her
baptismal interview and she did great:)

Sunday: Very good sabbath. Meetings went well, had good lesson topics,
and learned some new things. Crystal came to church of course and a
member brought his girlfriend to church who is a member that hadn't
been to church since she was 12 years old. After church I felt like
going by the Mormon Battalion statue in downtown Tucson so we stopped
by there and ended up spending 2 or more hours talking to this guy
named Adrian. Super cool guy, just a little crazy and has some
interesting viewpoints. We went home, ate lunch, and then went over to
the Provstgaards for a little and said hello to some of the animals.
Went to bishops as usual and ended the night with Tyna's.

The church is true.

I love you all:) Have a great night:)

Elder Smith