Aug 19 2014
Hola Socios!!!!! Que tal???? Everything is going so well here!!!! We baptized Ana Maria Mateo this Sunday!!!!! Man she is so solid! She has really been progressing since the first day we met her! Her favorite part about our teaching is the Restoration! She loves Joseph Smith, and she keeps telling us that the first vision is "beauty"! Her baptism was so boss! Nothing is more satisfying then bringing souls back to the fold of our heavenly father! I love her and I can't wait to go through the temple with her in a year! Elder Crockett and I went to her apartment last night to surprise her and I gave her a CTR ring! After I said Goodbye to her I started to ball my eyes out because I knew that I was going to be transferred! I have loved my first area so much and its gonna be hard to say goodbye to every one tonight! I love this Gospel and I love His work! The mission so far has brought me so much joy and happiness! I love all of you and all your support! As Cuban's say it
LOVE ELDER SMITH CHAD SWENSEN
Aug 25 2014
Hey Mom! I hope everything is going well! Im serving in the El Portal North (Spanish Speaking ward)! It's a super boss area, we do district meetings in the Miami Beach chapel! The chapel is right next to the water! Its amazing! Our house is so sweet! We live in little Haiti! Its so hood here! Yesterday Elder Cobabe and I were riding our bikes home from workat night and there was this super bad car accident, as we pulled up to the street light there was a group of fire fighters that got out and one of them talked to Elder Cobabe and I and he was like "HEY do you know what neighborhood your in????" with scared eyes! Then Elder Cobabe responded " YA, we live here." non chaulantely hahahaha! and then we took off!!! It was hilarious, I just started laughing at the fire fighter as we speedily headed home! I have seen a lot of crazy stuff so far in this area! Ill save those for when I return home from service hahahahaha! Overall things are great! I saw my recent convert at stake conferenceyesterday so I was super excited! Ana Maria is so solid! I love you guys so much!