Wednesday, September 7, 2011

There is an alien on my door

So this has been an exciting week. First off, in the food catagory, I was able to try oysters for the first time, and I've also added to the list of fruits in water mixture: watermelon and someother hispanic fruit that I don't remeber the name, but it tasted way good. Appearantly they're like the shape of peanuts, like a big bean, and brown.
This week has also been an interesting week as far as people go. On Wednesday, we went on exchanges withing our apartment, so I spent a day being a companion to Elder Uffens (its pronounced like muffins without the m.) The first interesting character we met was born in Jerusalem, and he spoke 5 languages. He was the he was agnostic, and talked to us for 15 minutes about why he didn't believe in God. I said he talked to us and not with us becuase he really didn't let us talk. Whenever we tried to bear testimony, he would just bring up some other point and not let us speak. He wasn't bashing us though, and said he respected us for being missionaries. Later that day, at the gas station, we invited a lady to the International Night that we were going to have on Friday. It was really cool because she said she had been thinking about coming to an LDS church. She's had the missionary discussions before, and has a copy of the book of Mormon. She even has a name of one of the Characters in the Book of Mormon! We tried to get her address and phone and stuff, but it didn't quite work out. She was way awesome though, and seems totally prepared to hear the gospel again. We didn't see her at the International Night though. =(
So last week, I talked about one of our ivestigators who opened up more to us and we were able to find out more of her concerns. Well, she keeps amazing us, and she asked us to teach two of her friends! Booyah! She knows the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and she allready wants her friends to know about it! We've talked to one of them, and during our first meeting with her, she basically agreed to be baptized! The second friend who we haven't talked yet appearantly has taken the missionary disscussions in California, and moved before she was able to be baptized. I really hope that's the story. There actually might also be a third friend of our investigator, but there is a whole other story thats started unfolding last night about that, and I'll have to wait until next week to share it. =)
So the International night was awesome, and we had a ton of people there. Unfortunantly, I was only able to try one kind of food from the many different countires that had food there. I also missed a lot of performances of the natives dances because we were busy with missionary type stuff. Everybody that came got a name tag that had the flag of the counrty they were from. Now, there was a big plan in place for how we could use this night as a big missionary oppurtunity as well. The whole thing went pretty well.
Now, I write in Spanish. =)
Yo se que La Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias es verdadera. Yo se que Jose Smith vio padre celestial y jesucristo. El fue llamado por Dios, y el plentetud del Evangelio de Jesucrust fue restoruado a la tierra. Jose Smith recibio el autoridad de Dios, la sacerdocio. Yo se que la impartance de este aurtoridad. Solemente por medio de la Iglesia de Jesucristo, de las ordanansaz del templo, podemos recebir nuestro salvacion, y la vida eterna, con nuestras families en la presencia de dios para siempre. Este es por que estoy aqui en Georgia, compartir, ensenar, y predicar este mensaje a la gente que escuchara. La obra de misional es super importante, y necisitamos abrir nuetras bocas con todo.
Being a missionary is awesome. =)
 I'm afraid this comming to an end.
Thanks to all those that have written me!
That one Elder in Georgia
Elder Clark

1 comment:

  1. Good Job Elder Clark. Tell President and Sister Wolfert Hello. Mary