Monday, December 28, 2015


Christmas with my new compi

Ok just to let yall know. I got transfered:(  Im now back in Iquitos in a place called Punchana.  My ward and area is called Bellavista.  We are right on the amazon in my area.  Its like a pennisula kinda.  But its super rad and raining alot.  The water is coming up quick and we are going to be helping put up the bridges soon so we can we can walk around in our area because sadly it is against mision rules to go around in canoe.  Anyways my new companion is elder Muñoz.  Hes from Nebraska making him my first gringo companion! keeping my streak alive of never having 2 companions from the same place.  Ive had comps from honduras, bolivia,belize, argentina, colombia, mexico, peru and now the USA.  i just need someone from ecuador or paraguay or chile or something.  Its pretty cool having companions from all over because the way i speak always changes with all of them.  I always immitate how they speak.  It was really funny when i went to nueva cajamarca everyone made fun of me for speaking like a columbian because i dropped all my s´s.  (just like my anterior comp had done)  

Pucha my times up and these pics are taking forever to load.  Internet in Punchana is so slow.  But ya ive got a bunch of cool pics to send and stories to tell but theyll be for some other time.  
Love you all. have a good week
Elder Smith

Saturday, December 19, 2015


I still know nothing about skype or calling (we get to talk to him on Christmas!) cause changes are today and i dont even know where im going to be but we should be calling next week to set up the phone call.  im gonna write a big email but here are some pics for ya.  
1 one of my favorite missionaries in my district.  Elder Llamoca.

2. me and my buddy from close by back home.  Elder Yauney.
 he went to Troy highschool.  hes from close by.  o ya and we went to the caves  Love you mama
Woo ya ok this change has flown by.  I trained elder Castro this change.  Hes from Lima and hes an absolute stud.  He has a ton of questions all the time but hes got a powerful testimony of Christ and the book of mormon which he clutches onto at all times.  Right now in Nueva the weather is pretty nice it rains alot which i love.  The food is amazing.  Our pensionist is super rad makes something new everyday. Right now we are teaching a ton of people using the new iniciative HA NACIDO UN SALVADOR.  i think its a savior is born in english.  Anyways ive been having a lot of spiritual experiences teaching about the birth and purpose of Jesus Christ.  Mostly teaching the birth of Christ in the book of mormon.  We talk about the profesies of Samuel the Lamanite and the small group of the most rightous of people who had faith in the signs and suffered with patience all the persecution from those who didnt believe.  We talk about the darkness that filled the earth when Christ gave up his life.  And the amazing light that is Jesus Christ to cast out all darkness in our lives.  Jesus Christ appeared to a pueblo here in the americas.  Theywere the part of the nefites who were the ¨mas justo¨ and their faith was turned into knowledge, into real testimony as Christ invited them, One by One, to feel the marks in His hands and in His feet and thrust there hands into His side.  I know that Christ really did appear here.  The Book of Mormon is scritpture from a loving Heavenly Father to convince all men to come unto Christ.  Many here in Nueva Cajamarca are coming unto Christ because of the spirit that have felt as they read the Book of Mormon.  I love the power that i find and feel in the scriptures.  Share the Birth of Christ with everyone this Christmas.  He Lives.
Elder Smith
some more fotos of the caves below

Monday, December 7, 2015


so me and my comp had a cool experience this week.  We were walking out in the boondies.  super far from the city where there arent a lot of houses to visit an investigador in hopes of finding her husband for the first time.  Up until then we had only taught her and her kids.  just before we got to her house we started to hear gun shots from a pistol (says my companion)  and some guy screaming venga a comer! my comp got super scared and wanted to go back home.  I told him elder listen to the spirit if the spirit tells us to turn back well go back.  we just kept walking and went right past this guys house.  He was drunk and on top of his roof.  we passed right under him and got to Isela and Segundos house.  They were pretty scared of what was happening outside.  But ya we finally found her husband and we were able to comfort them and there kids. Now we have a whole new family that is hearing the restored gospel for the first time in there lives.  The Lords protects us as we do his work.  I know this is kind of a weird experience but it was very special for my companion and I.  Being new in the mission my comp was frightened but the he said the moment i told him to listen to the spirit he knew we would be fine.  Im so greatful for the gift of the holy ghost in my life
Elder Smith
 heres a couple of good fishing fotos for yall as well


ok i just got to tell this story.
so i went to lima with elder cooper and hes new in the mission.  so were driving from moyobamba to tarapota and theres a sign that says ¨zona inestable¨ which means unstable zone.  But cooper didnt know so he asked me and i told him.  and then under his breath cooper says ¨blasting zone ahead.  shouldnt that read road closed¨ haha and then from that point on we were rolling in the brian regan jokes.  And to top it all off we went and bought dunkin donuts before we left lima and ya we found donuts with frosting all of em and sprinkles but not all over em.  haha we were dying.