First thing and probably the biggest thing that happened this week was that we had our mission tour this week. Every year there is a General Authority that comes to the mission and talk to all of the missionaries. This year we had David S. Baxter of the Seventy come and speak with us. It was awesome, I took the notes that I wrote down during it and just taped them into my journal because I didn't want to miss anything when I wrote down about it. I came away from the meeting with a renewed sense of purpose. Also I am starting to realize that I need to stop stressing about every little thing that happens to me. It's really cool how the Lord blesses you with exactly what you need when you need it as long as you have faith.
The lessons with the members that we are trying to do are coming slowly but surely. So far we have been able to meet with some Non-member during the lessons, which has been very cool. The main thing that we are trying to do is get members of the church to get used to having the missionaries in their home more often and more comfortable with us as teachers. The end goal is to have them invite their friends to have us teach them because they know us. I really believe that this can be an amazing boost to the missionary work in this area, I just don't know if I will be here to see the fruits. They are treating it as very much a long term thing. But just in the 2 weeks so far, I have been able to see the fruits of the work that is happening.
I am so grateful for the Gospel. The cool thing about a testimony is that the best way to strengthen it is to share it. That is why being a missionary is such a blessing, all you do is share you testimony. Therefore a mission just brings so much growth. I feel years older than I was 2 months ago. Thank you everyone for all of the support you have given me through letters, packages, and especially prayers. I hope that you can share your testimony with those around you. I LOVE ALL OF YOU GUYS. Have a great week. Till next time (Monday).
E. Garrett Smith
P.S. I should start numbering these. There will be about 100, over the whole mission. It will just be like an incredibly long loading bar. And when it's finished loading, you get a brand new version of Garrett. Garrett 2.0 :)