Sunday, January 3, 2010

October 12th 2009

Dear Family & Friends,

What a wonderful start to a new transfer! Megan and Taylor, Robert's daughters, were baptized on Sunday and it was such a great baptism service. A very large chunk of the ward attended and the girls were so excited. They were baptized by 2 young men, both of which had never baptized anyone before. They were so nervous and messed up a couple times, but everyone laughed and it turned out well. I'm SO GLAD I don't have to go through that. I'd be so nervous about messing up or saying something wrong.

Like I said last week, my new companion is Sister Orgil from Mongolia. She's really sweet. It took a little while for her to warm up but we're getting along great right now. Our biggest challenge is finding new people to teach. A lot of the people we were teaching before kind of flaked out on us so our teaching pool has narrowed drastically. We're having a really hard time finding people on our own. I never realized how important it is for members to share the gospel with their friends. I always thought the missionaries just do their thing and baptized people, but now I realize that the main objective for missionaries is to teach and help others feel the Spirit. They're much more willing to listen to us if someone they know and trust invites them to learn a little more about what they believe.

Well, my time is short. It's been a busy week and we have a busy week ahead of us. I hope to hear from all of you soon! I love you and miss you!

Sister Smith

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