ELDER KEVIN T. SMITH

ELDER KEVIN T. SMITH

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The latest from Elder Smith

Elder Smith got to speak and sing in church on Sunday! He said it was a neat experience and that he enjoyed himself. He spoke on the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon and sang a song called "One Voice"! He forwarded a message sent out from the church missionary department, concerning the new change in policy as it relates to missionaries and emails. It says in part, "all missionaries may communicate by email with family, friends, priesthood leaders and new converts." It went on to say, "Mission presidents are to set the time limit for emailing on P-day." Although the mission presidents of the respective missions set the time limit on emailing, his mission president is allowing them in Kevin's mission, a two hour time limit for emailing and writing letters on their p-days. Kevin said, "I'm fairly excited for it!! I can now email, which is way faster than writing letters. But 2 hours, that is it! That is family, friends, the mission president, whomever." This is good news for all of us! He also shared that the two baptismal dates previously set for new converts have been dropped but remains very optimistic for those investigators. He and Elder Davis had a great week last week as they "hit 20 lessons for the first time" since being out! He hopes all is well with everyone back home and that we're "being obedient to God's commands!" =)
Kevin's Have a Hero for the month of March is his mission president, President Jensen.
"He is an amazing person. He leads by example. He leads with love....... He preaches a lot about becoming a celestial missionary. He exhorts at least weekly to become celestial. To strive to be everything God has told us we can become with His help. Not only that, but he does not do anything halfway. His messages to us are always uplifting, and always edifying, and always increases my desire to be better.......He loves his wife with all his heart. He teaches us how to prepare to be married and enter into the most precious covenant of all. He is willing to take time out of his very busy schedule to talk with you whenever you need it. He strives to get us to live the higher law in which Jesus spoke of. He is not content with having good missionaries. He wants every single one of his missionaries to be celestial, and does everything in his power to help those that are not. He is stretched so thin right now, and yet he acts like nothing is new. And I am here to tell you, a lot is new. Everything is changing. And he just keeps it going....He is a very Christlike man, and i know that I was sent here to this mission to learn from him." :)