Monday, November 23, 2009

Hey everyone,

I baptized an 11 year old on Saturday. It was kind of weird because we didn't have a font so we just went down to the river, but it was pretty cool.

The language is slowly coming along. I don't always understand what is going on because of the language but the work is still going forward. It is great when we walk into a home and see that the investigators have been reading the Book of Mormon or the reading assignment we gave them. The language is difficult but I see the Lord's hand in my progress. It's great to be serving and know I am doing the Lord's work.

We found a guy while knocking on doors. He is paralized from the waist down from an accident, and we had a cool experience with him. We were teaching and the thought came to me to give him a blessing. Just a short while after that my companion asked him if we could give him a blessing. I never told my companion that I thought we should. We gave him a blessing and the spirit was really strong. His wife, who hadn't been in the room, came in with tears in her eyes.

It is so great to know that this is the true church of the Lord. My testimony about this gospel is so strong and I know it's true. There is no way we can find happiness if we aren't following the Lord. It's so great to be sharing what I know to be true with others.

Love, Elder Smith

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Jacen... good to know that your mission is treating you well...I turned 20 the day before you wrote this letter(I am getting you are having a blast!! RHoward