Monday, July 17, 2017

Great times in San Luis Pitosi


This week was fetching fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Villegas and I were so busy!!!!!!!!

We worked a ton and fetch it was so fun and funny!!!!!!!!

We finished helping Margarita for her baptism. She is so old she cannot bend her knees right, so we have a chair for her when I baptize her.   

We will have Family Home Evening on Tuesday and a member told us that she would bring 5 non-members so we are stoked!!!!!!!!!!

We received a ton of rain one day and we walked through freaking rivers it was so fun!!!!!  See the blurry picture, then squint your eyes just right and you can see the river in the street. 

Elder Rosas and I (Rosas is the comp of the district leader) were in exchanges and we had to clean the baptismal font.  We did not have keys to the janitor’s closet.... so we had to use buckets..... It took three hours!!!!!! It was so fun.  It was like I was working at home at the rentals!!!!!

We played soccer with the young people in the ward!!!! I am getting pretty good!!!!!! I made the winning goal!!  Mark, prepare yourself this Mexican air is special.  It makes US missionaries good soccer players!!!!!!!!

I will be the new Messi in Spanish Fork.
It was Yoda a couple of weeks ago, now it is R2-D2

Cleaning the Font

We were lost, and even the map above us did not help! 

All four of us, Elder Villegas, my companion, is laying down

similar to the one last week, but I threw this in to show how skinny he is now

I don't think it is beer pong, but it might be Coca-Cola pong

Monday, July 10, 2017

These are the letters that are fun to get. Cody is having the time of his life!!

I lost track of time 

The best thing happened this week!!!!! Margarita said she is ready for baptism!!!!!!! We just have to finish teaching everything and WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The best part is that Elder Villegas asked  Margarita if she had someone to baptize her.  She looked at me and said,  “Well, you Elder Smiley!!!!!!! It was just like in the movie The Best Two years.  I was like- me???? She asked, “Is that not allowed?” I said, “Yes it is.”

Elder Villegas and I are friends like Bracken and I are friends.  The bestest of friends!!!!!!! He wants to go to Utah to visit me in Spanish Fork and wants me to go to Mexico to visit him!!!!!!  We joke all the time!!!!!!!!!!
In fact, one time a Hermana told us she has not seen Star Wars......... Elder Villegas said, “Well that is ok because Jesus Christ did something fantastic for us (The Atonement) and you can repent.
I died laughing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BEFORE

...AND AFTER.  They clean up well!
-Elder Smiley

Monday, July 3, 2017

Transfers & Baptismal Dates

JAJAJAJA This week was solid dude like freaking solid!
We now have some SOLID fechas, like July will be WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!! JAJA I do not know if I have impacted many lives, but the mission has impacted mine!!!!!!!!! This past year I cannot really say that it was worth it but I did learn a lot of stuff from it!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a heck of a freaking week!

Elder Moreno and I worked dang hard with the investigators that we have. We now have two fechas!!! One is 22 and 29 of this month!  

WE HAD CHANGES! I am with Elder Villegas!  Yes he is from Mexico City!!!! All my comps have been native….SICK!  He arrived in the mission with Elder Guerrero so we know each other!!  He is so cool!!  We are going to dominate Jacarandas!!! 

Unfortunately I lost all of my P day waiting for my comp to come from the other side of the mission so nothing fun happened today...... Just worked with Elder Moreno while I could!!!! He did cry when he left and told me he loved me so that was pretty cool!!!!!!

Well that is pretty much all we did!!!!!!

Prayer list

Hugo
Magarita

Another cool thing happened!!!!!!


At church a man came up to me who I have never seen before.  He asked me what my name was. “Well, I am Elder Smiley.”  He then got these big ole eyes and asked me if I had a person in my family in Spain Barcelona.......... I said well yes my brother. He said wow you look nothing like Dave!! I started to laugh and said whoa you know my bro????? He said yes I worked in the offices in the Barcelona Spain mission and you brother was in the offices a lot!!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Another week in San Luis Potosi. Oh the life of a missionary

This week was pretty chill.....

Wednesday we had a 6 hour meeting with Pres Hernandez, and the only thing I can say about it is this, that was a loooooooooooooooooong meeting!

Thursday I ate cake and visited an investigator and we gave him a baptism goal. 

Sunday we had 3 investigators attend church!!!!! The weirdest thing happened!!!! So Rolando (a convert from my first area, Moreno, but he is drinking again and has not attended church in a long time) went to church a little drunk. When he is drunk he just blurts out a lot of stuff, so we talked to him about doing better with everything.  Then I said, “We can give you a blessing to help you!”  He asked me to give it.   I was a little nervous.  Gave him his blessing, and said to avoid the garden (the drinking place in our area)
Monday comes a long, and we see him there talking to people again and drinking so ya. 

We have found a way to teach Janet again, but it will be hard because it is only on the weekends when we can teach her!!!!


We are working real hard with Jorge Jr so he can get baptized too!!!!

P-Day excursion