Monday, November 2, 2015

He Answers!


I hope everyone had a great Halloween! We spent ours walking around... People definitely celebrate it here. There were so many trick-or-treaters, it was crazy. They don't say "trick or treat," though. They stand outside the house and yell "¡Queremos Halloween!" repeatedly until the people open the door and give them candy. "Queremos Halloween" means "we want Halloween." A lot of people just set up outside their house with a table of candy though. (It's obviously not as cold here right now as it probably is in Colorado.)

Some people asked about the Day of the Dead. Sorry to disappoint, but I didn't visit any cemeteries yesterday or today, so you'll probably find better information about it on the internet than from me. I know that people paint their children's faces like skeletons, make altars where they put the food that their family members who have passed on liked to eat during their lives, and clean the gravestones and put flowers on them.

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:
This week's Spanish lesson is a special edition called, "What the American missionaries say when they switch from Spanish to English and what they were actually trying to say."
1. "She's progressing really well. She assists to the church all the Sunday's."
That would be "She attends church every Sunday."
2. "That member always gives us good references."
Or maybe "That member always gives us good referrals."
3. "Has she been completing with her compromises? I can't find her register in the carpet."
Translation: "Has she been following through with her commitments? I can't find her teaching record in the area book."

It's a sad thing that happens to our English...but it makes us laugh when the words come out of our mouth that way. :)

So remember that young couple we taught last week? We had a cool experience with them. We taught them one more time last week, and then on Tuesday we had an appointment to see them. That morning we were trying to plan the lesson to teach them, and we were totally blocked. We were feeling very un-inspired as to what they needed to learn. So we said a prayer to ask what we should teach them that evening. When we finished, Hermana Ferrell turned to me and said "They're not going to be able to receive us tonight." She just felt that way. So we called them and asked if we could still come by, and they said yes. They also told us that they had some questions about the Book of Mormon. So we planned a lesson.
At about 5:30 that evening, they called us to tell us they weren't going to be home and ask us if we could come by the next day. So we did, and they next day we were able to plan better how to teach them. The lesson went really well.

We also have another cool couple that we're teaching. We met the husband a few weeks ago when we passed him in the street, and we finally went to teach them on Tuesday. We talked a lot about their faith that God will answer prayers. We watched the video "Because He Lives" from Easter, and asked them how they felt watching it. She told us it gave her a lot of peace, and she thought it came from God. After talking some more about our message, he asked us how we recognize answers to our prayers. We told him that one way we recognize them is from feelings of peace, and he got super excited, turned to his wife and said "Oh! Like you felt a few minutes ago!" It's fun to see people learn and understand. :)

Remember that our Heavenly Father is the most reliable source to find the truth. When we share this message, we don't want the people we teach just to believe us. We invite everybody to pray and ask their Heavenly Father if the things we teach are true. He is the only one who can teach us perfectly.

Have a lovely week everyone! Eat lots of candy :)

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

​This is Rufus. We teach him sometimes for practice.​ He's a mandarin orange.

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