Monday, December 14, 2015

The Greatest Gift...

Hello! :)

I hope everyone's December is going well. We're still here working!

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:
Coro de la comunidad- Community Choir. As in, "yesterday I participated in a community choir here in Casas Grandes. Members of several religios communities came together to put on a beautiful Christmas concert, and it was fantastic. I stood next to a Menonite woman and tried to pronounce a German song. I felt very self-concious because I don't speak German, and she does."
Nevar- to snow. As in, "It snowed this week! Only for about 5 minutes, and it didn't stick to the ground, but it snowed. My companion had never seen snow, so she was pretty excited."
Principe de Paz- Prince of Peace. As in, "One of the names of Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace. Through Christ we can feel great peace, even in the most difficult of circumstances. We just have to let Him in."

This week we've been going strong with the iniciative of A Savior is Born. It's seriously super fun to go around telling everyone that we have a present for them. It's also super fun to help people understand the significance of Christ's birth and what a huge gift it is to us.

On Thursday we taught a lesson to a family in the ward. We asked them, "when you think about Christmas, what do you think about?" They said the typical, "Presents! Dinner! Family!" We talked about how great Christmas presents are, and how on Christmas we really celebrate the greatest present ever given. The opportunity to be clean from sin and healed from pain and trials. We asked them what the sacrifice of Christ meant to them, and it was a beautiful moment to hear them bear their testimonies of their Savior.

(After the lesson, the Sister taught us to make tortillas. I promise I'll be a pro by the time I get home...)

One day this week, we went to teach an investigator. In the last lesson, we were going to teach her about the restoration, but we realized that what she needed was something different. So this week when we went, we taught her about the Plan of Salvation. It was incredible. As we taught her each principle, this look came to her face. You could just see in her eyes that the truths of our Heavenly Father's plan for us were exactly the answers she had been looking for. It was such a sweet experience. She wants to be baptized and enjoy the blessings of the atonement.

Well, I hope everyone has a lovely week. Share your testimony of the Savior with someone this week. Invite somebody to discover the greatest gift of all. It's the most rewarding thing to share this gift. 
If you haven't discovered this gift, do it! It's the best!

Love you all! :)

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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