July 17, 2017


Butler, WA, Australia


Elder Jacob Smith

Ain't No Rest for the Weary

Family and Friends,

Well, this week has been pretty busy. We had our Zone Conference and that was really good. One of the things that was stressed by President Fife is the necessity of specific prayers! I really enjoy it when President talks about how to improve prayers because that is one thing that I really need to improve. They have improved alot but they need so much more improvement. Another really cool thing is that Zone Conference was my year mark. I was able to see both Elder Neilson and Elder Richens. They both were in the MTC with me and this is the first time we were able to see each other all together since the MTC so that was really cool!
During the week we visited a family whose kids are struggling with church so, we made a promise with the members kids that if they did the things we asked we would make them a cake. So after we made it we dropped the cake off and then as we were leaving we saw a couple kids playing touch rugby. We walked over to where they were and one of them yells out "Elders!" so we go over and play with them for a little bit then we all sit down and talk about the gospel. One of the guys is about 14 and is asking all these questions like  'What is our purpose in life?' and 'Why don't we have prophets and apostles any more?' We explain about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation. We stayed there talking for about an hour, just talking. It was really cool to see how the Lord is constantly looking out for us but we just need to be listening.
Thank you so much for your prayers! I love you all!
Elder Otero


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