Monday, November 7, 2016

Proclaim Christ's Caring Love and Peace

Happy Halloween! Hope everyone has some good plans today.

Spanish Lessons with Hermana Clark:

​Familia es para siempre- family is forever. As in, "We went to Wendy's last week to celebrate my sweet sixteen (16 months in the mission), and when I was eating my frosty, my companion showed me what my cup said. Even Wendy's knows that family is forever!"
Pan de muertos- bread of the dead (haha, that rhymes in English). As in, "the day of the dead is this week, and to celebrate people here eat 'bread of the dead.' My companion's mom sent her a ton of bread from Oaxaca in a one-day delivery package. we've been eating a lot of bread."
Bondad- kindness. As in, "Brothers and sisters, if we have not fully done so yet, let us turn more toward forgiveness, kindness, and love. Let us renounce the war that so often rages in the heart of the natural man and proclaim Christ’s caring, love, and peace." Robert D. Hales

We had a fantastic week! Our zone leader called us last night to congratulate us for all the work we did this week. We met higher goals than last week, and we're looking forward to working even more this week.

We had a lot of lessons with a lot of investigators, so it's hard to choose what to write about in so little time. But here we go.

Our investigator who accepted a baptismal date last week has been progressing super well. She's reading the Book of Mormon and praying. She went to church on Sunday and absolutely loved it. She said that she felt like they welcomed her into a huge family. In every lesson we have she tells us that she feels so much better than before and is so grateful for the blessing God gave her to meet us. She's such a blessing to us!

I was on exchanges in our area with a sister from another area on Tuesday and some appointments cancelled on us. so we went to look for some former investigators who we had met the week before but didn't seem to interested in hearing our message. When we got there on tuesday, we could tell that they were stressed out. We offered our help to wash the dishes and they let us help. After washing the dishes we shared a message about the Atonement of Christ and asked if they'd like to hear the lessons again and see how it can improve their lives. They invited us back on Thursday and we went with a member who knows them. She bore such a beautiful testimony about how the Gospel helps us to bear our afflictions and come out stronger. She invited them to church, and they came! They'd never gone before when they had listened the first time, but they had a good experience. We're looking forward to seeing them tomorrow.

I have to go, but I promise we're seeing miracles in our area. I'm so greatful to be here with my companion. We're working hard every day and the time is flying by.

"Nevertheless, after much tribulation, the Lord did hear my cries, and did answer my prayers, and has made me an instrument in his hands in bringing so many of you to a knowledge of his truth." Mosiah 23:10

Keep praying and keep trying. The Lord hears our cries and answers our prayers.

Have a great week everyone! Eat lots of candy!

~Hermana Hannah Jo Clark

​And another companion has met the frosty. I even taught her to eat it with fries. :)​

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