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Monday, July 18, 2016


So there I was yesterday, preparing the sacrament at 7:30 in the morning. I was in the kitchen and Elder Moreno was playing the piano. When I walked in the chapel I saw president Boswell sitting in one of the chairs, Shocked I asked, "Hey what are you doing here" He said, "Well being Elder Moreno's companion because you aren't".....OUCH. haha

We had ward conference and 9 investigatores came. Yasuri was sick so she didn't, She will be baptized my last week in Peru, but the other four will be baptized next week. It was a great ward conference. A lot of people showed up after Sacrament, and President Boswell didn't stop the burning with me. The bishop invited him to share some thoughts he stood up and said, "The sacrament is the most sacred ordenanze in the church.. Those aren't my words, but the words of living prophets. I invite each of you to be here before 8am to be apart of it"...OUCH. whoo Quema me! 

Then he came to our gospel principal class. That is where things got good. We talked about Repenting. and some guy from the stake said, "For more serious sins we have bishops who are called to help you overcome the sin" I said shortly after, "But for those of you who aren't members We have someone special for you, he is is in charge of us and will help you, and that is.. (Pointing to President) him." President then bore a powerful testimony of helping the people with the worst sins become pure and clean. Repetence brings peace. I know it. After the meeting President entered into an enterview, one said they wanted to prepare to be baptized, and the last said she felt she needs to talk to him... Talking about interviews I had mine with him. I have a hard time imagining myself being interviewed by anyone else than President Boswell... Really hard time. He is one of only 400 people, and believe me he is special. In our interview we prayed and he asked, "Elder Smith who needs your testimony before you leave?" That caught me off guard. It was a powerful interview where I was promised many sacred things.

I like this scripture...
 Hearken, O ye who have given your names to go forth to proclaim my gospel, and to prune my vineyard.
 Behold, I say unto you that it is my will that you should go forth and not tarry, neither be idle but labor with your might—
 Lifting up your voices as with the sound of a trump,proclaiming the truth according to the revelations and commandments which I have given you.
 And thus, if ye are faithful ye shall be laden with many sheaves, and crowned with honor, and glory, and immortality, and eternal life.
I have been blessed with many sheaves. Sheave is a bundle of wheat that the farmer tied together and put on his back and the end of the harvest. I love the imagiry of that. The lord has given me sheaves on my back and I will go home ready to share them with the world.

I will preach the gospel for the rest of my life.

Peace & Love,

Elder Smith

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