Week 9

Hola from El Colorado, Argentina!

This week was a fun one in El Colorado. We always try to find and meet new investigators which can be tricky. Some people are very open and welcome change, whereas others are very, very stubborn. So everyday is different.

Probably one of the biggest highlights this week was that we made empanadas!! Ever since I´ve been in Argentina I´ve wanted to learn how! Super easy and I might be in love. Pictures to follow.

A very interesting experience this week: one thing about Colorado. There´s really only one family that´s active and a ton of menos activos. So every now and then while tracting we run into a member. While we were in this one area we met this member who loved the gospel and loves the missionaries. He even has a poster about the church in his house. Unfortunately, he didn´t come to church this week, but keep with hope.

Something that I´ve learned while being here is that the Lord really does prepare his people to accept the Gospel and to listen with their heart. We met this one lady who has three kids and she´s from Paraguay. She was a little bit harder to understand because it´s different than Castellano / spanish. She was so welcoming and I felt the spirit so strong with her. More on here next week, possibly. It´s the worst when you share something so dear and precious to your heart with an investigator and you can see the light of Christ in their eyes, then the next time you visit, they don´t want to hear you. But that´s the life of the average missionary.

Spiritual thought: For the past couple of weeks I´ve been reading in Alma about the Sons of Mosiah and Alma who in the Book of Mormon go to journey to another land to preach to people.
I absolutely love in Alma 28: 14 where it says “14 And thus we see the great call of diligence of men to labor in the vineyards of the Lord; and thus we see the great reason of sorrow, and also of rejoicing—sorrow because of death and destruction among men, and joy because of the light of Christ unto life.”

Life here in Colorado is hard. But is possible! Spanish is hard, but is possible!!
Last week seeing Adrianna in the waters of baptism brought so much joy to my heart. I hope to bring as many people as I can to baptism.

Every day is different and full of adventures here. Here in Argentina, life is very, very different, but I love it.

Hope you all have a fun Halloween in the States! Love you all so much and have a great week!

con amor,
Hermana Smith

ps the sunsets here are absolutely amazing!!!

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