Thursday, March 3, 2016

Miracles on Miracles

I can't even express all the craziness that is going on right now! I love my mission! It's been so fun to see our area just explode! This last weekend we had a baptism! It was really special. She was so happy! She had been taught for a while in a family ward because her grandparents were in that ward, but then she came over to YSA and she loved it. She was so excited to meet all the people at the ward and for all the new friends she made!

And then in my last area a couple that I had taught, got baptized! I am pretty sure I told the story already, but basically the wife became interested in the gospel because she saw how it was changing her husband as he came to church and met with the missionaries! They also were so happy when they got baptized. It really strengthens your testimony when you see how happy these people are and how excited they are to make this covenant with God. It inspires me to be more excited and more dedicated to keeping my own covenants.

As for our own area, we are just seeing indescribable blessings! We have one investigator who is so, so, so solid but the only reason she is not getting baptized is because she wants her boyfriend to be there and he is in the marines and isn't home right now. And so we are praying he can come back and visit or she will be ok for him to Skype in. The other day she changed her schedule to work on Sunday and so we had a lesson about the Sabbath day and that week she changed her schedule to having weekends off!! It was cool because she said she sacrificed a little extra money, but that she knew it was worth it.

Another investigator we have, has a slight mental handicap! He's super funny. I can't shake his hand or he will never let go! And I mean never ha! He is going to be getting baptized in a week or so and he understands a ton; like sometimes he surprises us how much he knows! He was raised Catholic and so at time it's hard for him to transition out of his old ways but he's doing it. And the funniest part is that he goes to two wards! The morning family one and then the YSA one. And there's nothing we can do to get him to switch to just one-haha!

Man the miracles just keep coming! There was a former investigator who cut off the elders really fast because she didn't believe the stance the church had on homosexuality. But then she was coming to church and all the activities and so we set up a time to meet with her again. And when we went by she said she wanted to be baptized and that she and her member friend had already set up the program and they just had to choose the day! It was so crazy. They even took off work to go to the temple and do the reading assignment we left them.

And then!! We meet this really cool guy from Georgia who played rugby and he came to institute last night and he really wants to get involved so we are really excited for him! And there are even more people that we are working with who are super awesome! We are so blessed and we are determined it's because of our members. The Lord can trust them to retain all these converts!

And then yesterday we had a crazy day! We got up at 4:20 AM to take a missionary to the airport and when we got back we got ready for the day and then went to the church and set up for a meeting and then we were in a meeting from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and then we went on exchanges! So it was a fun day for sure!

Hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Clark

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