Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Hey! Hope everyone is doing well! :)

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:

​Chilito con Sombrero- Little chile with a hat. As in, " I bought a little chile with a hat because independence day is this week! ¡Viva Mexico! (His name is panchito)"

​Refrigerio- refreshment. As in, "'Sisters, I just bought sushi for the refreshment, is that alright?' I'd never eaten sushi as a refreshment in a family home evening before, but it's all good. I can get used to it. They even let us take some home for dinner."
Vencer obstáculos- overcome obstacles. As in, "Every time a baptism is coming up, investigators suddenly have to face a lot of obstacles. But if the act with faith and a true desire to follow Christ's example, they can overcome the obstacles and come out stronger."

Our investigator's baptismal date is this Saturday! We're all pretty excited for him! This past week was crazy though. Something happened in his job that made him have to work crazy hours. He had to cancel 2 of our appointments. We did manage to teach him the 10 commandments, the law of chastity and the law of tithing though. He accepted it all super well and he's excited to live these commandments and receive blessings in return. Saturday he told us that he would have to work Sunday because of the situation at work. When he told us he might not be able to go to church, we got worried. By our reaction he realized that he needed to go to church to be able to follow through with his baptismal date. He said he was going to pray a ton and ask his boss for permission to take 2 hours off to go to sacrament meeting.
When sacrament meeting started, he still hadn't shown up. We were turning around ever 5 seconds to see if anyone walked in the door. We were singing the sacramental hymn when my companion jumped in her seat and elbowed me.
We just started smiling and almost laughing with relief during the hymn. We couldn't sing. We were so happy! It was an answer to so many prayers!
So we're looking forward to his baptism this Saturday!

We also found a new investigator yesterday at church! There's a returned missionary in the ward whose girlfriend has attended church with him for more than a year but has never accepted the missionaries. A couple weeks ago he told us that she finally wanted to hear the lessons and prepare for baptism, but we found out that she doesn't live in our ward boundaries. We were upset, but we explained to him and his family that we can't teach people who live outside our area without permission from the mission president. They said they'd ask him for permission.
Yesterday we talked with the president, and he gave us permission! So we taught her the message of the restoration right there in the church and set another appointment during the week. She wants to get baptized this month! We're looking forward to working with her.

We saw miracles and answers to prayers this past week. We feel blessed, and we're looking forward to working hard this week!

Have a great week, everyone!

"Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success." Alma 26:27

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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