Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hey guys,

I've got some good news for this week; we have survived the “end of the world” that everyone has been talking about haha. It's crazy there were people all over the world that believed that guy. We actually met a lot of people that thought it really might be the second coming on May 21. We really are blessed to have a real prophet that receives real revelation from God. Whenever someone asked us if it really was “judgment day,” I couldn’t help but quote the scripture “beware of false prophets.” I guess that was his second time being wrong so you can just read the next verse that says "ye shall know them by their fruits."

Elder Taylor and I are doing great here in Pasay. We can't believe that this transfer is already half way done. The work here in the city has been a lot slower but I feel like it's picking up a bit now. We are finding some really great people with the help of the members. We taught one inactive and she has now come to church twice. She then asked us to teach her mom who is a devoted Catholic. We thought it might be a little hard to teach her because of her strong beliefs, but as we taught, she opened up and realized we had answers to questions that she had anxiously been searching for for a long time.

We had a little problem this week with one of our investigators that ended up turning into a blessing. Our investigator and some members started disliking each other because of some gossip that was being spread in the area that they live. This problem spread to our investigator's older sister to the point where she didn’t like the church or us. We have a great ward missionary that came with us to help resolve the problem of our investigator and the members. The next day after everything had been resolved, our investigator's sister wanted to hear the gospel because of the way our ward missionary took care of the gossip problem. That investigator will be getting baptized this week and we are hoping that her sister will soon follow. It’s really great how much the Lord has been blessing us.

Love, Elder Smith

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