Letters & Emails from Elder Smith. Marshall has been called to serve in the Arizona Tempe Mission.

Letters and Emails from Elder Smith. Marshall has been called to serve in the Arizona Tempe Mission.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pink Eye

11 March 2013

A friend of the Heiden's sent this
This week has probably been the longest week so far. On Tuesday I contracted pink eye somewhere and so we were out working all day and I was miserable. So it only got worse over night so we called the mission nurse and she told me to get some eye drops and then stay in the appt allllllllllllll day. SOO BORING. I was so bored all day. I mean I love the scriptures and all but you can only read for so many hours straight and then all the words start to blend together and you get a head ache and then the day gets even worse. Luckily one of our ward mission leaders is a doctor and when he heard of my situation he had us over and took a look at my eye. The eye drops I had werent doing anything. They were for allergies not for pink eye. He wrote me a prescription and got me some antibiotics. So the next day (Thursday) the mission nurse told us to stay in again! AHHHHHH I was about to blow my brains out. Try staying in a tiny apartment for all day without watching TV, movies, books, video games, or basically anything fun. All you can do is read the scriptures and eat. Yeah my diet kind of went to crap those two days. oh well. Friday I finally got to go out and work which was heaven sent because my eye was still itchy but there was no way I was staying in again. But over the weekend all of our lessons cancelled. That sucked. But we made some good visits and met a few people that might be interested in taking the lessons. So yeah that was basically my week this week.

Since I don't have a lot to tell you about this week I will report some things I learned from this past week.
1. Being sick without a mom sucks.
2. The only reason I would ever eat ice cream is when I was bored
3. I don't mind doing laundry but I loathe folding it

Those are just 3 things I learned this week about life. It sounds like the house is coming along well. Good to hear.

I love you all so much!!!

Elder Smith 4.0

4 March 2013

This week has been good. We have been doing some teaching but could always use more. We had dinner with A. and she said she wants to get baptized but has some hesitations because of her family. I don't know exactly how to address that but we are going to keep meeting with her and make sure she has a strong testimony and will ultimately have a strong testimony than the fear she has from her family.

On Friday we went to this house to contact a guy we had talked to on the street and his sister and her boyfriend answered the door. They said the boy wasn't home but then asked us if our pastor could marry people. We told them that bishop could marry and so they came to church with their neighbors and met the bishop. They had a lot of questions and so hopefully this week we can start teaching this young family.

B. has been doing great. Reading every day and coming to church and scouts and everything. His mom has not been doing so well health wise. She had another back procedure and is pretty much just on bed rest. We haven't been able to teach her much this week because of that but she is still reading and everything so that's good. Her dad, G., sounds a little more interested than he was before so another hope is that we will be able to start teaching him along with the rest of the family. 

I would send you some pictures buuuuuuut i may have lost my camera cord...... Sooooooo yeaaaaaahhhhh
So everything here is going well! I love the work down here and everything!

Brother T, our stake high councilor (spell check) over missionary work shared a good quote with us at dinner this week. "Are we mortal beings having spiritual experiances, or are we spiritual beings having mortal experiances?" I liked that alot. 

Love you all!
Elder Smith 4.0

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