Trevors Homecoming

Monday, September 30, 2013

1st Baptism Congrats to SarahLee!!! Awesome week #34

Well this was a awesome week!! Yes everyone was back home killing deer!! But as for me i saved a girls salvation so BOOOO YA! Ha Yep, Sarahlee got dunked yesterday by this ginger! It was a cool experience! Sure i was a lil nervous; thought i was gonna soil myself a little but it went well! it was a really good baptism, our president came and a missionary i live with E. Platt gave a talk on baptism it was really good! Sooooo Shout out to Sarahleee!!!! CONGRATS!! But other then that this week was more door knocking! Were still really low on investigators so were trying to find some new people! So we went down to the port and knocked some of the nicer homes down there and idk if these people that lived here have never seen white people with red hair or what but about 4 out of the 6 doors that answered every time the person opened there door there faces were priceless haha looked like they just saw Micheal Jackson or something! ha But we did find some good new potential investigators so that's good. We also just started working with a less active family that just moved down to Elizabeth from Maplewood and they are awesome! their the Akanni family and their from Africa....And yes i got to eat that spicy nose watering food again!! They have 4 girls and 1 boy! i would shoot myself! :) But there good kids. We were over there on Saturday and they made us white rice with this soup stuff over the top of it with chicken! And let me tell you something! these African people dont have any taste buds or feeling in there mouth cause i asked if it was spicy and she said not really and by the time my ginger bum was done eating it my lips were bright red and my nose was running into my food haha! they were laughing cause i couldn't handle it!! oh and we also went into a Catholic church on Saturday, its huge and let me tell you,that place looked cool in there but it was freaky i got the flip out of there after 5min of standing in the back, haha !! But other then all of that we had a good week. love you guys!!
Love: E. Ginger smith

Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Hunts!

 Jason's muzzle loader deer hunt
 Jason in between hunts!!!
 Jason's bow Antelope hunt!
 Alonzo Ashworth got this in Panguitch, 420 bull, with a bow this year!!!
 Cade's muzzle loader deer
 Jason's buddy's Nevada deer
 Dad's riffle Antelope hunt
Jason's last year deer hunt

Fun times with the kids

Shad dressed up for the hunt!
 Peyton, Kobey & Dillon did a great job in the Primary program today, After the program we took a picture with the Missionaries..We laughed at the height difference....Looks like you and Elder Reeves!!
Lunch with the doors opened....funny kids!
Scott bought 2 new horse's

Erica and Ash posing for a pic with ya!

Kobey and Dee playing at Grandma's

 Trees are getting big!
 Kobey and Dillon trying to make it rin!
 I taught them the Indian Rain dance!
 And it worked!
They had to run for cover in their tent we made in the peach tree!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fishin' on PDay! Letter #33

Whats up Fam, 
This week went good. On p day i decided to find someone with a fishing pole since we cant afford that stuff cause we BROKE! But we went down to the Port which is a part of the edge of NJ and me and Reeves fished, it was freaking awesome to just sit and fish! sure we didn't catch jack but it was fun. Reeves only got to do 4 cast then he lost his rooster tail haha then he just watched me for the rest of the time. But on Tuesday i went on a exchange back over to Irvington and Maplewood. It was fun to see some of the members. And i did meet one of there investigators over there that got dunked on Thursday and when i saw him he looked way familiar and we ended up figuring it out that me and chocolate contacted him when we were together and me and Tongan use to say hi to him all the time walking by his house so that was cool. Also Me and e.Penrod contacted a bunch of these black people on this porch, they called us over and have seen us walking around every since they were little so they wanted to know what we were about, they were cool. And keep in mind they were all drinking out of a fifth of a vodka bottle and this one dude was rolling a HUGE joint! but one of the guys that was there was super drunk and high and after a while of talking to them, the girl that was there asked us if we always had to dress up everyday and i told her yes. Then she said i looked like a undercover agent and asked if i was one hahaaha so then i put a serious face on and  stepped towards them and said "actually i am and you are all under arrest!" hahaha the dude that was way drunk almost pooped himself!! I wish you could of seen his face. But then i just laughed and said i was just messin' and shook his hand. haha it was funny! they all busted up, Oh i did get to see my boy Akoto, the one who has no legs and who is on Dialysis, he was sooo excited to see me he started running in place on his wheelchair haha. But also this week Sara didn't get baptized but she is still workin' hard so she should get dunked next week. Just needs to work on some things. But other then that i got a little sick with the cold this week but im good! And today were going fishing again so wish us luck! ill try and take some pics for ya its a pretty cool place! sure its not like Lake Powell but ill take it!!!!! love you guys MORMON SWAG!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Huntin' Antelope 2013 Kelly's riffle hunt with Jason

Swaggin it up with Elder Reeves Letter #32

Hey Fam!
This week was something else! God for sure tested my patience this week. And it all started on Sept 11. Yep go figure. But this story doesn't do the justice over email so when i get home i will replay it for you... but what happened was we were at the church talking to our branch mission leader about the branch and after we headed home to go eat dinner. While we were walking home there was this white trash white dude sitting on the bench waiting for the bus. He had tats all over his body and he looked like your basic clown. Well i could tell he was staring at us the whole time as we walked closer to him, and as we got closer he called us over and asked if we had a pamphlet or something for our church so i gave him one and this is where it all started. So as i gave him it to him, he stood up and got upset and said do you know who i am and looked at E. Reeves and he said no. And he said some dumb name i cant remember as if we were suppose to be scarred. So then he looked at me and said im going to shut all you F^*(&* down! This is where this red heads Testo went up a little. And i said oh ya and how you gonna do that! then he kept saying what we teach is a bunch of shiz and were frauds and he is going to take us to court. So i told him good luck with that one. He then moved on to the card i gave him which has a picture of Jesus on it when he came to the Americas and he pointed at it and said this guy right here is a Faggot! this is where i was about to punch this dude in the face! He then asked me again if i knew who he was and i told him NO and i don't care who you are! Then what was going through my head was to just testify to him then leave cause it wasn't going anywhere! So he kept saying all this garbage which was just making me more mad then he called Elder Reeves a A** hole so i grabbed Reeves and said lets go. After i told the guy he was a child of god and he didn't like that. So as we were walking away he continued to yell at us so i had enough so i stopped turned around and told him i was not afraid of him as i laughed at him. He didn't like that very much so he kept freaking out so i turned around for the last time and said "HAVE FUN IN HELL" And we left..........ohhhhhhh man i was mad! We just went home and i sat in our study room for a good 30 min and calmed myself down. But that was the patience test i got this week but on the Jesus note we had a good week this week. Got 2 new investigators Arron And his mom Suzette. she is cool. And i officially got to touch a Yellow Lamborghini! there is a Ferrari shop by Suzette and Arron's house so we went in there and i just about soiled myself with all these cars in there. I've decided I'm going to have a Lambo one day just to let you all know! haha But as for Sara she is doing good and should be getting Baptized this Sunday if all goes well. Her and her son came to church yesterday and during Sacrament her kid was EVERYWHERE! So i felt bad for her cause she literally didn't go to sleep the night before because of work so i took him outside and watched him for the last 45 min of Sacrament so she could stay in there. And let me tell you that little boy is a Terrorist! But he is a funny kid. he is a little over 1 and a half years old. I gave him my keys to keep him busy and he tried shoving them into a light socket hahaha but don't worry nothing happened. And on top of that i took him in the bathroom to dry my suit off cause he got it wet from the drinking fountain and the little punk put his hand in the urinal haha devil child! But we did meet some people yesterday walking to a members house who just moved here from Utah last week so that was cool. But that was about it for this week. Me And Elder Reeves are still Cedar City Swaggin it up! love you guys Cedar City team is out!!
Love:Elder Smith

Monday, September 9, 2013

Letter 31 Cedar City "Swagg"

Hi Fam

This week was a busy week! Me and E. Reeves aka the Cedar City Swag Team! were 
in deep need of some new investigators. So, we did what they call in missionary 
term " hit the pavement" which means we go knock doors and talk to people on the 
street to find new investigators. We met some crazy people let me just tell you 
about some of them! ha So, our first day knocking doors we made a game plan on 
heading towards some less actives members and knocking doors around them to fill 
time. So we headed over to this area which is filled with a bunch of Haitian 
people. No one would answer the door then finally our last door we knocked on, a 
black guy answered the door with his eyes closed! I don’t know if he was 
hungover or if we just woke him up!! But the whole time we talked to him, his 
eyes were closed, the whole time!! ha ha Maybe he had a bit to much of the beer! 
But the next day we did the same thing but we went in a nicer area, but before 
we headed there we first had to make a pit stop at the church because we were 
out of toilet paper!!! haha yep life as a missionary! Sooo on the way to the 
church we walked passed this black girl who, no offense, but she looked like a 
stripper!! im just sayin! But she pretty much had no clothes on but as we walked 
by she said "you guys look really nice, I like your ties" so we laughed and said 
thanks and kept walking, well about 3 seconds later she said "you look like my 
boy friend." so we turned around and said who? And she said you the red head! 
haha so i laughed and thought to myself… if her boy friend was black or white? 
cause if he was black, I would of love to meet this black guy with red hair!! so 
we walked up to her and started talking to her and i told her what we do, and 
she wanted to learn more so we got her info and were going to go try her this 
week! lets hope i don't get raped! ha But about 2 blocks after that a guy 
stopped us and asked if we were the Elders. And we said ya and started talking 
to him and i guess he studies religions and knew a lot about us and respected 
us, he was so pumped to see us. He wanted a pic, so me and him took a pic 
together. Yep no big deal were just famous out here in snookiville! Well after 
that we made our pit stop. Then kept heading towards some less actives and 
knocked doors. We did get the classic door slammed in our face by 2 ladies who 
were Born Agains. I don't have a clue of what these clowns believe in but she 
answered the door by saying " WHAT DO YOU WANT" and poor Elder Reeves said were 
here to share a message about Jesus Christ and she said she already knew the 
message! Then slammed the door in our face! Sooo looks like were going to see 
her at Judgment day haha! Right after that i walked up to these 2 girls sitting 
on their porch and one was drinking a beer and she thought she was sneaky! When 
i walked up she hid it behind her back, but i talked to them about what we do 
and the one without the beer had been taught by missionaries before but didn't 
believe in the 3 kingdoms in heaven, so i asked if we could come back and help 
her better understand it but she said no. So i shook her hand and told her to 
have a good night and when i went to the girl with the beer to shake her hand, 
she had to switch hands so she could shake my hand and as i laughed and shook 
her hand and told her that she didn't need to hide her beer from me, then they 
just started busting up! haha  But the night ended good when we finally reached 
the less actives house we knocked on the door and they welcomed us right in. It 
was a husband and wife and they haven't been to church in 10 years, and only 
went for a year. But we just talked to them and got to know them. They work in 
NY and have 2 daughtors. And as we were talking the wife she saw the holes in 
the bottom of my shoes and asked if we walked a lot? soooo I milked it just a 
little and said ya we do and how we hardly eat good soooooooooo they gave us 
food and said to come back whenever for some more haha nice people they were 
really nice, me and E, Reeves are committed to getting them back to church. But 
we did get a big change in our branch yesterday. Were combining with the Spanish 
ward to help build our English branch up and have more support. That will help 
us a lot! But that was this week love you guys!

Love:your favorite person in the whole freaking world Elder Smith

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Clouds hovering low. What a beautiful sight! Steve and Joanne up at the cabin this weekend....Lots of rain!!

Cabin is progressing!!

Jas and Lindz went to Salt Lake with the Quastar family this weekend

 Peyton getting so BIG!
 Love D's cute smile!  & Cute BIG brother Koeb!
 Started off with a flat tire.....
 Fun At the Ogden Raptors game!!!
 Di & Kobey, I'm not sure who is driving....
 Kobey and Jas
 Jas did not want to share his shark seat!
 Three cute kids, having fun!
 Jas and Peyton
Lindz and Peyton
Three tired kids!!!