Monday, June 20, 2016


Right now im writing from Pucallpa.  Our plane leaves at 1.  This week has been awesome though.  Ive gotten to work with a bunch of missionaries here in pucallpa.  We trained a few times this week.  I loved one of the trainings that President Gomez gave about raising our vision.  He talked about living the letter of the law but more importantly the spirit of the law.  It reminded me of some words that matt sent me that i will never forget; we worship a LIVING CHRIST.  We preach the gospel by the spirit as it says in D and C 50.  Back in Iquitos the family we are working with signed all the papers for their wedding so that marriage will be happening next week on the 22.  Bummer is that we are going to be in Tarapoto.  But its cool because well be there for their baptism.   The work is being hastened.  we need to keep up.  Hope all is well
Elder Smith


hey mom i wanted to foward you this just for the pictures.  This was a family that came down to iquitos to do their sons eagle project.  It was rad. the kid was only 13.  We passed out a TON of stuffed animals to all the orphanages in iquitos.


So these last two weeks have been pretty full.  We had leadership council and transfers last week.  It was really stinkin busy.  This week has been awesome as we are starting the last gira(spin) of all the mission doing the last zone conferences of President and Hermana Gomez.  Weve already trained all of Iquitos.  Next week well be in Pucallpa and the following well be in Tarapoto and Moyobamba.  And then President and Hermana Li get here the week after.  Its gonna be nuts.  The cool thing is that weve been in Iquitos these last two weeks and weve been able to go out proselyting every night.  Romer and Olivia are going to get married on the 22.  Romer is a changed man.  We had to be really bold teaching repentance.  But he did it.  and the Lord changed him.  It is amazing.  Also Mauricio is doing super well.  he has also had a big change of heart.  He has learned to love the book of mormon.  Hes finishing up Mosiah right now.  Hes going to be baptized on the 25th of June.  Things are going well.  Hope all is well back home too.
Elder Smith