Monday, December 7, 2015

Driving, Driving, Driving

It was a great week this last week! We were very busy and had a lot going on, as usual.

We went to Vegas for a Zone Leader- STL meeting, had exchanges, and baptismal interviews we had to do, so that makes for lots of driving! But it’s always good seeing other missionaries, especially in our zone as it is really spread out. 

Things are going really well. It’s always a learning process trying to help the zone continue to improve, and trying to become a Christ-like leader. I know it is really shaping me to become the person my Heavenly Father wants me to become. 

We were able to have a baptism this last week and it was so cool to see the change they go through at their baptism. He was a 10 year old.

We had a cool miracle the other day. We went knocking on some doors in an apartment complex and we got rejected by at least 10 people. One guy was even yelling at us and trying to kick us off the property. Earlier that day I had been rejected a whole bunch, as well. At our last stop for the night, we went to see someone we had talked to a month or so ago. They let us in and we started teaching a family of 3, and two of their friends. 

The Lord has really blessed us with a lot of families to teach! 

In church on Sunday, we had a really cool lesson in Priest Quorum (sometimes we go to class with the Young Men). We were talking about spiritual gifts and how we can attain them and how our patriarchal blessing can help us understand which gifts we have. We can also work to gain more gifts. During this holiday season, I just think of all the wonderful gifts our Father in Heaven has given us. There are probably times when we don’t even notice them.  For example, one of the young men’s leaders was talking about how he is a judge and that he actually gets opportunities to share the gospel at work. He said he can’t say it in gospel terms, but the principles he is teaching is the same. He said that is a type of the gift of tongues, and so that was really neat. You never know the gifts you have.

Things are going really well! I love our area and our ward! These last couple weeks we have been having a youth challenge where the youth get certain points for doing missionary work and family history. It has been really, really fun to have them get all excited about it. This Wednesday we are finishing the activity, and depending on the number of points they receive, they get to pie us in the face along with the bishopric! It will be fun.

I hope you all have a great week,

Elder Clark
Zone Leaders and Sister Training Leaders

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