Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Feliz Navidad!

(Email from Dec 21)

Here it comes! Christmas is almost here!

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:
Bicarbonato- Baking soda. As in, "when I had somach aches as a child, my mom would tell me to eat a spoonful of baking soda." Our Bishop told us that. I tried to translate the back of the box that says "to avoid serious injury, do not consume until fully dissolved." He just laughed.
Amor- love. As in, "In the Christmas season, we can feel the love of Jesus Christ, and we can show that love to those around us.
Nacer/nacimiento- to be born/birth. As in, "On Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. More than just His birth, though, we celebrate His life. He showed us the perfect example, and He gave us the opportunity to be born again and start a new and happier life."

This week was fun. 

​On Wednesday the mission president came and we were in meetings with him all day. And he brought my packages!! :)

​We´re looking forward to opening these presents on Christmas!

Two experiences.

Remember the investigator who loves prophets and found answers from the Plan of Salvation? Well, this week we couldn´t visit her at the usual time because we had a ward activity, but she came and told us something super cool.
Her sister lives in Arizona, and she got baptized a few weeks ago. She came to visit this week and told our investigator about meeting with the missionaries. When our investigator told her that we had been visiting, her sister got super excited. Her sister had been praying that the missionaries would find her (our investigator), and that day was the day that we met her outside of her house and she let us in.

This week we had a lesson with a sweet older woman in the ward. Her husband isn´t a member and he typically doesn´t listen to us when we visit. We invited him to listen during this lesson, and he accepted. We shared what we had prepared with the sister, and then asked if either of them had questions. He asked us, "which of all the churches is the church that Jesus preached when He was here?"
We explained the message of the restoration of the Gospel to him, and there was a special spirit there. We invited him to pray and ask God if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if this is the true church of Jesus Christ. He said that he will.

Well, I hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas holiday. Amidst the presents, dinners, and family gatherings, don´t forget the real reason that we celebrate Christmas. Your Heavenly Father loves you. He loves you so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ. Discover this great gift, it´s the best you´ll ever receive.

Much love, and Merry Christmas!

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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