Monday, November 2, 2015

Breaking Barriers

Once again the week is already over, and there is so much to tell and I don’t even know where to start.

There is a lot going on in our zone as well as our area! This last Saturday we got to go to the temple for a sealing for one of our recent converts. Sadly, though, because of some paperwork issue there were not able to do the sealing. Hopefully, in a month or so they will be able to. But it was still a great day to be in the temple, and we did a session since we were already there.  It was great to feel the peace that comes from the temple. It really just highlights the week-there is no doubt about it. Go to the temple - it’s worth it!

We also had a great week in proselyting. We have been finding lots of people to teach and we have been just trying to find those that are ready to accept the gospel now and not waste our time on those who might not be ready. As missionaries, we are just in our areas for such a short period of time that we must try to find the elect. We are also trying to shift our focus more to the members. We have a lot of missionary minded members and we really need to tap into the resource.

We had a crazy Sunday, yesterday. We had a ton of investigators not show up for various reasons, but one of them was an elderly lady. One of our members was really worried about her because she wasn’t at her house after church, and she normally doesn’t go anywhere. So the member called the cops to check up on her. We met the cops at her house and she wasn’t home. Later that night, we got a message from the sister that she was home safe. But also, the Relief Society President in the other ward called us to give us a referral and it was for that investigator. Apparently, she had showed up to church but couldn’t remember where to go and so she went to the other wards’ Relief Society instead of our Sacrament Meeting, so that was pretty crazy!

On Wednesday this last week, we had a meeting with all the District Leaders and the STLs. We gave a training on breaking barriers. We shared the stories of Roger Bannister and the 4 minute mile and of Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier. We talked about a barrier we had in our zone. We have never found, in recorded history, 100 new investigators in a week, as a zone. So now we are trying to break that barrier in our zone. It was a good training. It is hard to find ways to motivate people to raise their vision, but we have seen so much progress in our missionaries.

I hope you all have a great week!

Elder Clark

Las Vegas Temple
Saturday, October 31, 2015

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