Monday, January 25, 2016

Fitness Chocolate

First off, a funny story. At lunch yesterday, after we ate, the Sister who fed us gave us some chocolates from a box of "World's Finest Chocolate." We ate a few then when she closed the box, her husband said, "ohhh I thought it said "fitness chocolate."
Hah. We laughed a lot.
If only it was fitness chocolate.
Next off,

​Happy Birthday to my sweet niece, Joya, and my awesome brother-in-law, Gregg.
This morning my companion and I went to Paquime. They're some cool ruins here in Casas Grandes. They're closed on Mondays, which is why we didn't go sooner, but we found a connection and they let us in today! So that was fun!
Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:
Familia- family. As in, "the family is the basic unit of the church."
Barrio- ward. As in, "several families who live in the same geographical area make up a ward."
Rama- branch. As in, "If there aren't enough people to make up a ward, the congregation is called a branch."
Estaca- stake. As in, "several wards/branches make up a stake."

This week all the missionaries serving in the Colonia Juarez stake (where I am serving) had an activity in a branch here. The branch has some great members, and we worked with them to find all the families who live in their boundaries to update all of their records. It made me think of the part of 3 Nefi 18:31 that says "I know my sheep, and they are numbered." It was great to all work together in finding some people who the branch had lost.
There was also a worldwide missionary broadcast from the church missionary deparment this week. It was super cool! They haven't had a worldwide broadcast like this in about 10 years, but they felt inspired to do it now. I am so grateful that I saw it! This work honestly isn't ours. This is the Lord's work. The Spirit teaches and converts people. We are just instruments in the hands of the Lord.
Our investigators keep learning, and it's a special experience to be a part of. On Saturday our investigator was telling us all about some scriptures from the Bible that she understands better now thanks to the Book of Mormon. Her knowledge of the Bible is super impressive, and listening to her find the connections strengthens my testimony of the Gospel.
We have one investigator who has listened to several missionaries but never progressed much. We were talking with her about the Book of Mormon and she asked "And who is Joseph Smith to you guys? The missionaries have never really explained it to me." So we got to teach her about the resoration of the gospel. When she heard the experience you could see the understanding enter her eyes.
"So this church is the church that Jesus Christ established, and it's led by a prophet like in the days of the Bible?"
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same church that Jesus Christ established during His life, restored in its fullness. Christ leads the church through His servants, the prophets (Amos 3:7). 
I am so grateful for the understanding I have of the retored gospel of Jesus Christ. Christ loves us, and He is the way to eternal happiness in eternal families.
Have a great week, everyone!
~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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