Wow this week went really fast and slow at the same time! Sometimes I feel like time on the mission gets really weirdly disthorted, especially now towards the end. I'm struggling to remember stuff but here we go.
We started the week with a district meeting that was really good. We talked about member work and it was good. We left right away and wrote home as you know. I think that day we had correlation with our new WML and it was pretty good but we still have a way to go.
Wednesday we went to Conce for the Leadership council which was pretty cool. I don't know if I'm just a bad listener but it's starting to seem like the same thing every time to me now hahaha it was still really spiritual and good. Our zone was the only that completed its baptism goal in April so they gave us a tupperware of homemade cookies for the zone and sang a song for us which was fun. We got a lot of praise from everyone because we were also the highest baptizing zone but I honestly feel like I've tried less hard and been less good at my assignment then in the past so it was weird that we had more success hahaah. I guess it goes to show that it's all up to every individual companionship really. The cookies were good anyway. The coolest talk was about planning lessons that Elder Willey and his comp (the aps) gave. It was actually kind of cool because I had given a training on that to consejo like 9 months ago and Elder Willey remembered and gave me a shoutout for the idea which was really nice. I got to see a lot of old friends like Elde Molina and Aravena etc and we took a nap on the bus ride home and then taught an English class that night.
Thursday we did a gran intercambio and I worked in Villa Esmeralda which is a ton like VIlla OHiggins my first sector. I worked with Elder Figallo who is from Peru and really a killer missionary for how much time he has here. We got to teach two lessons which was fun. My cold from the week before kind of came back with a vengance from then on which was a bummer but I could work every day. It was a good time amd fun to get to know a zone memeber better.
Friday we had interviews with pres and a little practice time with the zone too which was fun. The zone is really awesome and participates a ton and it makes things really edifying and spiritual. That day we had a super miracle with a family that we had been working with who are members. They invited us to a FHE with a part member family and it went really well. The kids were SO crazy though it was ridiculous. I think we got a good message in though.
Saturday was a really boring day but the good thing was a couple lessons we had, one with a young unmarried couple but their wedding date is coming up so we are getting them re-amped about baptism. They are really great and it's fun to teach them and help them have the vision for the temple.
Sunday was good but pretty average. We taught a recent convert's mom and showed the restoration movie. I love it so much! I remember seeing it as a kid and I really feel like that's where my testimony of the restoration started. It had a really good effect and she really likes the idea of it all and committed herself to read and pray to ask if it's all true. Teaching is really a joy for me. It's the highlight of our week when we get to do it.
Wow this is a boring letter I'm so sorry! It was pretty rainy and it's getting colder here. Fall is kind of ending it seems like. Today we played volleyball with the zone and it was way fun. Our zone is awesome now. Everyone is so positive and so dedicated.
I think a spiritual high for me this week was about the restoration. By coincidence towards the front end of the week I read a lot of prophesies about the last days and the work of the restoration and the gathering of the house of Israel etc, and then towards the end of the week got to teach a lot about how it all got started with Joseph's prayer etc. We are so priveleged to have this knowledge. I thought a lot this week about how precious and valuable a testimony is. It really is important to cherish them and nurture them every day. It's a privelege to be a testator of these things, and I know that won't end when my mission does.
Ok I'm trying hard to really involve myself in the work this week! This week should be a good one! I really love your letters and sorry that mine is mas o menos this week! I'm so stoked to talk on Saturday! Good luck Taylor and Brynna with all the wedding stuff! Sorry I'm not there! I love you all so much!
Elder Trevor Smith
Elder Trevor Smith
Elder Trevor Smith is a Mormon missionary in the Chile Concepcion Sur mission, the same mission where his dad served. Although this is Trevor's own mission, he grew up hearing about the beautiful land of Chile and the loving people that inhabit it. These are the letters from his experience there.