Saturday, April 16, 2016
April 11, 2016
This week was really hard for the investigators. We couldn’t see like any of them AGAIN! But that’s ok. It is what it is.
I leave Bariloche on Sunday, not sure what time, and it takes 6 hours to get to the mission home in bus. Then I am there all Monday and we have classes and stuff and interviews and then on Tuesday morning we head to the airport and I travel for like 24+ hours and then I get home!
This is Elder Clifford signing off for the last time.
I’m so excited to see you all!!!! NEXT WEEK! YAY! Have a good week. Love you!!
April 4, 2016
Good morning! I really enjoyed conference. Elder Hollands talk was very good.
We had our investigator F and her boyfriend less active G in 2 of the sessions which was great! Other than that, it was a pretty hectic week.
On Tuesday we had our zone conference, on Wednesday night I had to leave for Neuquén to do my "leaving the country" paperwork and just clear everything up so I have a smooth and safe transition out. So I was gone all day Thursday and then we had conference on Saturday and Sunday and so it was crazy. But it was a good week!
Last Zone Conference
March 28, 2016
GOOD MORNING! The Obama day was boring. We could only leave for set appointments so we were stuck inside almost all day. It was horrible. It was just a vacation for the Obama's.
The investigators did better this week haha. We got to see them and we were able to get out of them some of their principle doubts so that is helpful. Hopefully this week we will be able to see a bit MORE progress and be able to get things done before I head out in a couple weeks.
We are hopeful that they will come to conference. We have to still explain to them what conference is and how that will all work but we NEED them to come. They need to come to help them progress. It is perfectly timed, haha,
We found 2 new families this week which is awesome! We taught them the Restoration and they understood pretty well and like the message. We could only see them one time each and so we are hoping this week to see them a little more and help them to progress a little more. All around it was a pretty good week. The only downside is that none of the investigators showed up to church.
March 21, 2016
GOOD MORNING! Well, this week was hard. I don’t know why but nothing went our way. Our investigators are the same as last week because we couldn’t see any of them, which sucked. BUT! I have faith that this week will be better. Please keep us in your prayers.
We got an email regarding the visit of President Obama and we are still not sure exactly how that is all going to play out. I’m thinking on Thursday when he is here in Bariloche, we are going to be stuck inside but we'll see. There are also reports that major marches and pickets and possible terrorist attacks may be planned but don’t worry. We'll be fine. :) Haha
March 14, 2016
The investigators are doing alright. This week we didn’t see much progress. In fact, we've hit some walls with doctrinal issues but we are working through it. But although they are not in agreement, they all still want to keep meeting and find the answers so that is fantastic. We really do have awesome investigators right now.
Elder Bednar came a few weeks back and we had an amazing conference with him, we learned a lot.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
March 7, 2016
Today is transfers and I am staying in Bariloche. So while everyone is coming and going we don’t have a lot planned for P-day today. We are going to eat lunch, ice cream (they have the best ice cream and chocolate in all of Argentina in Bariloche, its great!) and then go to a Catholic cathedral.
The investigators are good and if all goes well, should all be baptized before I go home. They each all have 1 assistance to church and you only need 2 minimum to get baptized. F came to church with her boyfriend G (who is inactive) and their kids. S went on a weekend trip to Chile so she couldn’t come but we left her with a LOT of homework to do haha. E we saw this week and taught her the plan of salvation. We invited her to church but she didn’t come. They are all really cool and are loving everything they are learning so it should be a good transfer.
Obama is coming to Bariloche March 24 and 25. It should be crazy. He is coming with Argentina's president too so the city should be shut down for a couple of days. They say he is bringing 850 personnel with him haha. Chaos!!
Elder and Hermana Clark came to visit Bariloche, they are an elderly couple serving in Trevelin which is 6.5 hours south of Bariloche and its the southern most point of the mission and is 20 minutes from Chile. They are really great!
Elder and Hermana Clark visit Bariloche
Presidente and Sister Casariego with Elder and Hermana Clark