Wednesday, March 29, 2017


FFaaaammmmmmmmmmmily and fFFFFFrriiiiiennnnddsss!
How you all hangin in there? haha 
This week was an adventure ... haha our apartment building went 2 days without running water and then 3 days without hot water this week. So that means we were back to heating up the water on the stove and showering out of a bucket ... again haha ya it was a deja vu of my first couple months in the mission and it`s was kinda funny! My poor companion was kinda in shock but then we just ended up laughing about it! 
Tuesday night we had a little family home evening with our cute little investigator Luciana. Her mom and sister didn`t want to come :( we helped her out with her English homework and then we watched the Restoration video and she loved it! She said that it all made sense, so we gave her a book of Mormon and she said she would read it. Her best friend that`s a member, Fernanda, said that Luciana told her she feels kinda weird in the church when everyone is in skirts and dresses and she`s in pants, but Luciana hasn`t worn a skirt since she was 3. So Hna Evans and I went through our closets and took out 2-3 skirts each and shirts that could fit Luciana and we gave them to her in the FHE. She was so happy and super excited to come to church! 
We`re back into full swing with the Capilla Abiertas again!!!!! wahooooo i love these!!!! This past Saturday we had one in one of the neighboring areas, Rivadavia (which is actually one of my old areas) and it was amazing! the members were working so hard and brought all of their friends and family to come and hear the message! There were so many people and i loved seeing all the old members and converts that i had in that area again! It honestly made me so happy to see them all so happy in the church and together 😊
On church on Sunday we got to teach the primary again!!! wahoooo i love doing that! We taught them about prophets and after they all had to draw a picture about what prophets do. they were all there happy as can be chatting away like the little kids do, and then this little sassy 7 year old girl screams, in English ¨What the F!¨ .... uhhhhh my companion and i looked at each other so confused cause we couldn`t believe that we had literally just heard her say that! I was just so taken back and she just didn't think anything of it!!! We asked the little girl where she had heard that, and she said ¨From the one rapper guy¨ oh wow..... 
here`s a scripture that i love! 
Philippians 1:20
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing i shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death


i hope you all have an amazing week!!! 
Hermana Smoot

Mar 27: Stomach infections and Cat fights

A cat fight broke out in relief society, I taught my companion how to use a bidet and I have a stomach infection ... I LOVE ARGENTINA!!!! haha

Not gonna lie this week was awful  ..... First I found out I have a stomach infection and was glued to the toilet for 2 days straight .. that was lovely and then my companion came down with a fever and so we spent a good half of the week in the apartment or walking around like zombies. That just called for a lot of study time and a lot of companion bonding timing haha like how I taught my companion how to use a bidet ... But hey! on the bright side we had a Capilla Abierta here in San Martin and it was awesome!! I loved seeing the members work together and bring all their friends and family to the church to learn about Christ! 
Our cute investigator Luciana just continues being the cutest! Saturday we helped her with her English and I taught her how to play a little bit of the piano! When we asked her what she remembered about the Restoration she told us every detail! all the way down to the Priesthood! I was honestly so happy I had little tears running down my face! She`s reading the Book of Mormon almost every day and you can see it changing her. Luciana and her sister Sofia both came to church yesterday but we`re still trying to work with her mom who's a little more difficult .... but we`re getting there :) 

Alma 26:12 ¨yea, I know that I am nothing. as to my strength I am weak, therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things¨

I love love love you all and hope you have an awesome week :) 

Hermana Smoot
Luciana and her mom

Picnic by the lake 

My future roommate at BYUI Hermana Starke

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mar. 6: Kisses and changes

Me and my new American companion Hermana Evans

This week i got a new companion that i love!!! Her name is Hna Evans and she´s from Payson, Utah and we haven´t stopped laughing since she got here! But we we´re laughing even harder when on her first night we were knocking doors and started talking to an old man that was watering his dirt. (I´m not kidding. watering his dirt. that´s a thing here and i still don´t know why) He´s was kinda weird and then it just got real weird when he looked at my plaque and said slowly ¨Hermana Smoot ..... Jesus Christ! ahhh Just let me give Jesus a little kiss¨ AND THEN THIS CREEPY OLD MAN KISSED MY PLAQUE!!!!!! honestly in the moment i didn´t realize what was going on, and when we walked away Hna Evans and I looked at each other and just started laughing so hard!!!! I cannot believe that happened!!! ya that was definitely an experience i´m not gonna forget...
This week for our ward family home evening we did a movie night and watched meet the Mormons. We had so many members bring their nonmember friends!! I was especially proud when most of the people that brought friends were the youth! What little missionaries! From these people that came we got to know 2 sisters named Luciana and Sofia. They had a lot of questions but when we explained the Plan of Salvation and Luciana (18 years old) told us all about the problems she´s been having and that she´s suicidal ...... uh ya. but she´s been praying and feels so much better! They even came to the youth activity on Saturday and watched the face to face devotional with Pres Eyring and Elder Holland!!! 
We´ve been working with this one less active couple, The Arrojo family. He used to be in the bishopric and now he´s inactive and smokes and drinks. This past Friday we talked to him very bluntly about the Word of Wisdom and i have never walked out of a lesson so heart broken. He admitted to us that he´s knows he´s doing stuff that´s breaking the commandments and that he needs to stop, so we told him we´re gonna set a date as a goal for him to stop and he said ¨no no no no i don´t want a commitment¨ We explained how it´s a commitment to God not to us. They have goals to go to the temple and the wife is suffering because she is seeing how this is effecting him and her and their salvation. We talked about that with the knowledge he has and with the errors he´s committing it´s one of the worst things he can do because he´s not acting on the knowledge. He said he wants to stop but he´s not gonna do anything about it.  ahhhhhhh i just wanna slap some sense into him!!! 

This week i was reading the story about Moses and the people of Israel in Numbers 21:5-9. Those people we´re given the easiest way to be healed, just to look at a snake on a stick, but they we´re so stubborn they wouldn´t do it! God gives us the easiest way to follow him and to keep his commandments, and if we just look we can be healed in EVERY aspect!!!! Are you going to act all look? 

i love love love you all!!!!!!
con todo mi corazon y amor de Argentina❤❤❤
Hermana Smoot

My convert Joana that I had not seen since July - I ran into her while getting ice cream.  So happy I almost started crying.

Me and Hermana Evan and Luciana and Fernanda at the baptism

I can make American food now that I have an American companion !

The San Martin Zone - the sisters are always outnumbered!