Monday, July 5, 2010

Hello all,

We have had a good week with some ups and some downs. We have a golden investigator here, Russel. She has been to church three times but we didn't even know that she wasn't a member; she had her uncle give us a referral. We went to her home and she was really excited to hear of the Restoration. We returned the next day and she told us that she had received an answer to her prayers that this is the true church. We committed her to baptism during the second lesson and she accepted. We have continued to teacher her and she doesn't have any problems with the Word of Wisdom or going to church every week. We went to church on Sunday but she didn’t come with her uncle so we asked him where she was and he told us that she moved back to the providence. We were so disappointed because that’s the third time that has happened to us. Luckily, he was just playing a mean joke on us and she showed up a few minutes later.

So things are going good but we do run into some people that don’t really know what they are talking about. We had one lady that wouldn’t listen to us because she said “I already know everything.” We then had a guy who was willing to listen and after the lesson, we asked what his feelings were about Joseph Smith. He said “I know he is a true prophet, we are all prophets.” I can’t figure out how some people come up with this stuff. Then one of my favorites is the people that don’t want to talk to you at all. I tried talking to one guy and all he would say was “wala” meaning nothing, or you don’t have. I asked him his name and he would say “wala” (I don’t have a name).

But overall, things are going good here and I hope things are good back home too.

Love, Elder Smith

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