Monday, February 16, 2009

As many of you already know, we report to the Missionary Training Center in Provo on March the 16th to serve in the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission.  We will serve for 18 months.  We are busy getting our affairs all taken care of before we leave.  We have been going to the MTC three times a week for language lessons.  We are being tutored by Sister Vargas from Brazil (she speaks Spanish).  She is helping Nita learn the Spanish language.  I am working on presenting the lessons.  I have passed off the first two lessons.  It has been a delightful and rewarding experience.

Many of you have asked about our speaking assignment in church.  We will be speaking on March the 8th at 1:00.  Our chapel is located on 600 North and 1120 East in Orem.  

Our assignment will be maintaining and inspecting the missionary apartments.  We will also be working with the missionaries to help the non-english speaking missionaries to lean English.  

We have been contacted by the couple we will be replacing about the program and how it works.  We have also been working with Von Packard (who helped develop the program with Glen Probst a professor at BYU).  Brother Packard was a mission president in Chile.  The program has been approved by the missionary committee for use throughout the missions in the world. We will also be assigned to one or two wards to assist with re-activation and proselyting.

The following information may not be of interest to most of you but for those that are interested the following are the addresses to send letters and packages to. Letters are to be sent through the pouch mail service.  Each country regulates the pouch service differently.  Only post cards and letters that are single sheet, folded into three-panels, and taped at the top should be sent (no envelopes).


Elder Thomas Wayne Smith

Sister Juanita Wilcox Smith

Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission

POB 30150

Salt Lake City Ut. 84130-0150

Packages that are sent should be addressed as follows:

Elder Thomas Wayne Smith

Sister Juanita Wilcox Smith

Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission

Ballesteros 1076

1706 Haedo

Buenos Aires


This information is going out in a mass e-mail and we don’t want anyone to feel obligated because of the e-mail.  We appreciate all of our family, friends and co-workers for their love and support and pray that the Lord’s choicest blessing may be upon all of you.

Love, Wayne & Nita Smith