Tuesday, July 26, 2016

It's All Interesting!

Did I leave you hanging waiting to hear about transfers?

​I'm in the coolest trio ever with Hermana Hernandez and Hermana Ramírez! Yay! We're in Del Sol, the new ward that was formed when Del Valle split back in October while I was there. It's the Mission President's ward. There are a lot of mansions.
Hermana Hernandez has actually been sick this week and couldn't go out to work, so President authorized her to stay in a member's house with her during the day while Hermana Ramírez and I worked. It was interesting!

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:

Arcoiris- rainbow. As in, "sometimes I draw rainbows in the sky in the middle of an empty lot...good thing my companion had her camera."

​Pintar- paint. As in, "We painted a room this week. It was pretty cool!"
Bienaventuranzas- beatitudes. As in, "The beatitudes can be found in Matthew 5 and 3 Nephi 12. They teach us that as we are humble, forgiving, and bear our burdens with patience, we are promised great rewards in Heaven. The peace we can feel from living a Christlike life is also a great reward."

Two stories.
One day we were looking for some former investigators and stopped in a park to ask a lady where a certain street was. She said (in English), "you HAVE to speak English!" I told her that I did and she said "what are you doing HERE?" I explained to her a bit about what we do as missionaries. She thought it was pretty cool. She told us that she'd grown up in the states and 4 years ago she got deported so she's waiting for permission to go back. She invited us to come by another day. When we went she was painting her bedroom, so we helped her and set an appointment to teach her something this week.

Another day we went to look for a part-member family and found the husband who is less-active. His non-member wife practically went running from the room. He explained to us that she really isn't interested right now, but that he felt like our visit was a sign that he needed to start going to church, reading the scriptures, and praying. He bore his testimony to us and committed to come back to church and set a good example for his family. It was a beautiful experience.

We're working hard to find people to teach because we don't have many investigators. But we're praying so that we and the members can work together to find the people who the Lord has prepared to hear the gospel now.

Have a great week, everyone! :)

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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