Monday, April 25, 2016

Wk 99 - Nuevo Compañero

Companion: Elder Robinson
Area: Tome'
New Comp Elder Robinson
elder watts. he has been my good friend through my whole mission.
 he played and will play after his mission football for air force.
we got to chile together. 
well this week has been good. i forget to tell you guys about an experience i had when i was with elder stallings and it was my last week that i had with him. so there is this less active monica and she showed up to church randomly and i didnt know who she was and we talked and she said she was a member and we were like cool! so she told us to come by here house during the week and we actually didnt end up going by that week but she still showed up to church and we were pretty impressed. we went up to her and set up an appointment. when we went by we asked her what made her decide to go back to church all of a sudden. she said that she saw my comp and me walking in the street and she was driving and she looked over at us and saw that we werent alone. now i am not sure exactly what she saw but as she talked i felt the spirit very strong. she decided to go back to church from that experience. 

My comp is sweet. (Elder Robinson)he is from bountiful utah and he is a good singer and is a cool guy. I am excited for this transfer! 

This past week it rained a ton and there were rivers in the streets and i tried to take more pictures this past week so i will be sending some. 

love you guys and have a great week!!

elder smoot

Mission Leadership Council
pics from the mission blog

Monday, April 18, 2016

Wk 98 - nuevo cambio y el último...

Companion: Elder Stallings
Area: Tome'
 well this is the old zoneand the zone before the transfer.

the 4 missionarys are from sectors kinda far away
 so they showed up late for the group pic but these are them.
one elder is from brazil and actually where he lives is the teresina mission
where tanner served! pretty cool!

          huge chocolate squares a member gave us
this past week was pretty good with elder stallings. this past week we found a person names marcelo and he has a little store in the center of town here in tomé so we have been sharing with him right there in his little store and he is way cool! he has a baptismal date for the 14th of may and he is a way chill guy. he couldnt come this past week and he told us that the first time we invited him but told us he will come next week. as well we got some references from some members this past week and i am way excited to see what happens to them. we have plans to meet up with the references with the members. 

elder stallings was a great guy and he will actually be in utah on wednesday afternoon and later that day he will be going to idaho. i know he has family in orem but i am not sure what his plans are. 

my new comp is elder robinson. i think he will be finishing the transfer after me or something like that. he is from bountiful utah and he is a great guy. i have known him my whole mission almost. 

but sounds like you guys had a great week. i honestly love this sector and the members. thats one thing that is good is we have the confidence of the members and the bishop and honestly this has been one of my favorite sectors. 

well love you guys and have a great week!

elder smoot

Monday, April 11, 2016

Wk 97 - la última semana del cambio

Companion: Elder Stallings
Area: Tome´

tanner dealership (thought it was funny because that isnt a common name here)
this is the last week of the transfer and it is kinda weird because this transfer has been so long!! (8 weeks)

this past week i did a mini cambio with an elder in dichato. it rained that day but he let me use an umbrella he had in the house so i didnt get too wet!:) sometimes here it rains sideways so an umbrella doesnt do you much good!! haha it was a good time though. dichato has some dirt roads so luckily i had my boots on that day and it didnt really matter that much!! it is pretty cool to see how much it rains here some times! we are now in the fall here is it is cooling down a bit. the thing that is nice is that is that it doesnt get too cold here unless you are far away from concepción then it will be pretty cold! haha 

well this is going to be a great week and i am excited to help our cristina. we have talked to a member that has the same age as cristina and we are going to be visiting cristina on friday with this member. it will be awesome! i feel the member will help her out a lot!! 

well i am doing good and happy :) love you guys and have a great week!!

elder smoot

Area Conference pictures from the mission blog 

Tome´ Zone

Monday, April 4, 2016

Wk 96 - conferencia general

Companion: Elder Stallings
Area: Tome´
the mini cambio with elder jensen in andalién(lorena, ignacio, diego)

walking up a stairway in tome´
this past week has been an incredible week and i feel so lucky to have a living prophet and apostles on the earth. this past week has been amazing and i will tell you why.

this past week i had the opportunity to have a mini cambio with elder jensen. i lived with him when i was in chillán and he is now the AP. the assistants actually work in my first sector i had in my mission in andalién. i had the opportunity to go back and see all the people i knew way back at the begining of my mission. i visited a yound man named ignacio that i had the priviledge to baptize and his mom. i saw them almost two years after and seeing them still going in the church as active members. it was so amazing the feeling that i felt. it was amazing to see them happily living the gospel. it was a really cool experience. 

i have to say that the priesthood session was incredible. it is crazy to think that before i thought at times that the general conference meetings would never end and now by the end of a session i am wanting more!! haha it is incredible to see the work of the lord go forward!!

love you guys and it seems like lil chief is doing good!! 

have a wonderful week and tell trenton that he will be serving in the best mission in the world!!!

elder smoot