Monday, December 19, 2016

Busy Week


So this has been a fairly hectic week, not to say that we had more lessons sadly but we did do a lot of things. First things first we had mission tour, what that means is that all the missionaries on the island of Oahu got together and heard from Elder Curtis of the Seventy (he gave a talk last conference about the religious freeze in Ghana). His talk was amazing and focused on having faith. He was so cool and the spirit was so strong, it really did show me that we need to have faith at all times, whether our situation is good, bad, or hopeless. Faith leads to actions and that's how miracles happen. After that we helped a recent convert make a 12 days of Christmas video that has apparently gone viral in Hawaii so I'm basically famous. The next day we did Pearl Harbor and so me and some of the other missionaries did service on the USS Missouri. It was nice I got to know some of the Elders and Sisters that I haven't had the chance to get to know since they got here. Then we got to take a tour of the ship. Always a blast! But yeah so for the rest of the week we did our usual thing and went on some splits with other Elders in the zone so I got to work a day with Elder Mitchell and a day with Elder Villanueva both of which were great. I love those guys. Also yesterday we had a meeting with a lot of the ward auxiliaries and basically laid down what we expect from the ward. It was really nerve racking because I feel weird telling adults how to do their calling but I definitely think it was necessary. They all seem on board with our plans so hopefully we will start to see an increase in productivity. Elder Boyd and I are excited to be busy. Also excited for our baptism this Christmas Eve. Hope Christmas is going well for everyone and that you keep on lighting the world. Mele Kalikimaka!

Attaching pics. You're welcome!

Can't wait to talk to the fam on Christmas!

Love you all,
Elder Smith

Pearl Harbor

The MTC roomies together again

Japan and California!

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