Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Letter From 2/21/2012

Jordan was short on time this week, so here is an excerpt from his letter to the family. His birthday is on the 27th if anyone wants to send a card.


I can't beleive I've been out for 8 months and that I'm turning 20 soon. I'm an adult?

So that super awesome family I talked about last week, we decided they're all super awesome, except the dad just doesn't want us to teach them right now, so now we're praying for them. We just have the oppurtunity to develope the Christ like attributes of patience and humility.

So yeah, I really actually nobody to talk about, except one investigator joven como nosotros, who we thought fell off the face of the earth for a while. He finally called us today and wanted to talk to us tonight, and we're not leaving his house untill he excepts a baptismal date. :)

Today was also zone conference, and Elder Galveret of the First quorem of the seventy was there. Super awesome zone conference. He talked about how right now, our mission goal of 500 baptism this year is nothing to the 100 a week we could be baptism according to our faith, heed, and diligence, and the will of the Lord. He wasn't saying we weren't good missionaries, but we should constantly strive for our best.

Elder Clark

Monday, February 20, 2012

They went to the wrong church!

Como estamos?

Its true, they did go to the wrong church, but it worked out.

We found the most amazing family of 7 this week. Well, actually we talked to one of their 5 kids outside their apartment about 2 weeks ago, but we taught them for the first time on Saturday, and it was probably the most amazing lesson I've ever been in, and it was nothing that we did. Their sons had a friend that had passed away just the week before, so we were able to teach the Plan of Salvation. The father told us as a kid in Mexico, he would would always pass by an LDS church, and he wanted to go, but he never did. He also told us about how he knew there was a lot of bad happeing in the world, and he wanted a way to help his kids avoid it. We talked about how the Gospel of Jesus Christ will help their family. When we told what the Gospel was, he said he always wondered what "gospel" meant, and we were the first to tell him what it was. The family use to pray together, but hasn't been recently, and are looking for a church to go to. They understand the importance of baptism. This family is so amazing! The Lord has really done a lot to prepare them to receive Gospel. Their daughter even wrote us a note thanking for coming over.

So we taught them this last Saturday, and they said they would come to church on Sunday. So we're at church, and they don't show up. They text us and tell us they went to the wrong church! The other church was just down the street from ours, and I guess we didn't explain very well which one was our church. In Georgia, you can't just say the church on Spalding drive near the library, because there is litterally 5 or 6. Anyway, so they waited until that church finished, and then came over to our church, about 10 minutes late to sacrament meeting. They said they enjoyed it.

We've also had a quite a few other people appearing out of nowhere and others with some big changes in their lives, so things are going amazing now, not that they don't always go amazing.

Remember the Lord in all things.

Clark the Elder

Friday, February 10, 2012

Photos 2/6/2012

 One of the 2 Mormon.org billboards you will in our area

 You will see lots of traffic at night and GPSs that tell lies

Waffle house is located every 2 blocks for your convienence.
No, really it is, theres like 5 withing 5 minutes of our apartment

Shortly behind "We Buy Gold"s are your "Checks Cashed", open
24 hours a day.
"We Buy Gold"s are the second most popular comercial
attraction, at least in our area, and they even speak Spanish. I guess
there is an excess of gold around.

Elder Laney and me. Elder Laney was my last companion, and he
just finished his mission. Elder Laney choose the backround of our
photo because the main water line to his apartment broke late at
night, and he wanted to remember the experience forever.

Yo no se manana

First amazing thing this week is our finding of an awesome new investigator. He had been talked to by the missionareis before I came here, and we had just never visited him. Turns out he used to do drugs and drink a lot, but he realized that isn't what he wanted to do with his life. He's had a hard journey leaving that stuff behind, but its amazing that the Lord has prepared him so much to recieve the Gospel. He really wants to make things right.

Second, another investigator that I've talked about before told us an awesome story, but to hear the good news, we had to go through a little bit of a struggle. First, she didn't really seem interested when we talked about the Plan of Salvation. Then next lesson we had, we had it all set up to bring a member with us, but then she canceled. The next week, we had it set up with the member again, but then the member canceled. We were just a slight bit saddened, and weren't quite sure what to teach because the lesson we had planned was going to use the members a lot. But that lesson ended up turning out amazingly well. At the end, I asked her if she had prayed about the Book of Mormon. She told us she hadn't, but that she had been praying about 2 months ago for God to guide her and show her to the way she should go. Right after that, the missionaries knocked on her door. She's still not sure if that was her answer, but we are. :) So she's not going to loose interest until she sees if really it was her answer. Yep, super awesome.

3rd exciting thing, I have pictures this time! We're going to call them the things you see in Georgia.(see next post)

Well, there are your typicall Georgia sights. Even I'm a typical sight here in Georgia now.

Have a good week!

Elder Clark