Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Doubt Not, Fear Not.

Hey there! Hope everyone had a great week!

​Last Monday we learned more life lessons from Wendy's. :)

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:
Alas- wings. As in, "One day this week we went to eat with a member and her grandchildren were watching one of the Tinkerbell movies. I saw out of the corner of my eye that one of the pixie's wings started drooping and she started to fall. I heard a huge gasp. When I turned to look at my companion, she realized that in her surprise at what had happened to the fairy, the gasp had come out loud. We laughed a ton."
Conferencia Regional- Regional Conference. As in, "Mexico had a regional conference yesterday. It was a broadcast from Salt Lake City. Sister Carole F. McConkie from the general young women's presidency, and President Nelson and Elder Hales from the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke. I was super surprised when both Sister McConkie and President Nelson gave their talks in Spanish without a translator. They did very well speaking Spanish and their messages were beautiful."
Temer- to fear. As in, "...fear not what man can do, for God shall be with you forever and ever." Doctrine and Covenants 122:9

This week was a little crazy, but we worked our hardest.

We found out that the awesome investigator who we found in the park a month ago who was way excited to get baptized moved last week to a different ward. We super upset because we wanted to teach her until her baptism, but we passed the referral to the sisters in the other ward. They're great sisters, so we know she'll be fine.

Our investigator who postponed her baptism a month ago had postponed it for this week, but she postponed it again. We were with her on Wednesday and she told us that she still didn't know how to tell her family. We invited her to take the advice in Doctrine and Covenants 9:8, "But, behold, I say unto you, that you must study it out in your mind; then you must ask me if it be right, and if it is right I will cause that your bosom shall burn within you; therefore, you shall feel that it is right." She said she'll decide on a new date and pray to know if it's right. We also felt like we should read Doctrine and Covenants 122 with her, and when we did it impacted her. She said, "It's true, I shouldn't fear what man can do. I'll keep praying and reading and try to be brave and follow Christ."

Our investigator who set a baptismal date last week is progressing super well. She's excited to get baptized and she understands everything we teach her super well. We taught about the word of wisdom and we practically didn't have to teach her anything because she already understands it, lives it, and has a testimony of it. We're really grateful to be teaching her.
This week we moved to the same neighborhood that she lives in (which is where we do almost all of our proselyting) and we told her yesterday in a text message. Around 11 she answered and said "Seriously? Have you already eaten dinner? Do you want donuts?" It was super funny. (obviously we said no, thank you, because we are sleeping at 11).

This week we also went to see a part member family. The mom and daughters are members, but the dad has gone to church for more than 5 years with them and has never gotten baptized. Last Sunday we decided to put an appointment with him, so we went on Thursday. We went with another awesome member who goes with us to all of our lessons every Thursday and always talks very directly to everyone. She also knows this investigator very well. It was great, she looked at him and said, "God has worked very hard and spent a lot of time and resources on you. He's given you great friends, an amazing wife, and beautiful daughters. He's given you many opportunities to learn about the gospel. You are a great man. You need to make a covenant with God so that your can keep all the blessings you have for eternity."
He didn't accept a baptismal date yet, but he did accept that we start visiting him again to see if he could find answers to the questions he still has. We're hoping to help him find those answers so that he can be baptized and later be sealed to his beautiful family.

Well, we're looking forward to another great week.

"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." Doctrine and Covenants 6:36

Have a great one!

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

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