Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Another Exciting Week

Howdy Folks! This week was pretty great! Mundial is keeping everything exciting and will continue to keep everything exciting! For those that aren't following, Both Argentina and the US play this week and if they both win, they will play each other. That could be problematic for our safety, but we hope not! 

We had some really good experiences this week!!! The first was with an investigator we have, N. He works with the police and is super great. He is super interested in the church and what we have to say and how we are doing. He is super nice. We visited him this week and were going to teach him, but we forgot to bring a Book of Mormon. Ok the truth is that we are out of Books of Mormon right now, but that’s a different problem. Anyway, we apologized and said we would get one to him next time. But he told us that it was fine because he had been reading online about the Church! He had been reading like what the Book of Mormon was about, and Joseph Smith and all of it! And he told us "Ya, it all makes sense. Like it makes sense that a tribe from the Israelites came to America because there were people here when Columbus arrived. And it pretty much all makes sense!" We were floored!! What a miracle. We have very high hopes for him and how he will progress, but you never know with people down here. But it should keep going well! The only problem is he smokes and his family doesn’t seem very receptive, but we can fix those. 

We also had some really cool experiences with the G family. This family is a mother, her 2 daughters and their excommunicated father. They are all converts too which makes all of this cooler! So Hna G wanted us to help her with her Family History work. So we went and refreshed ourselves on how to do it all and had some other Hnas in our zone help us. Then we headed over. So she really didnt have much information. All she has was whatever he elderly mom had told her, which were basically just names. We knew we were going to have a hard time. But we kept trying and finding people with the names and dates we had. As she was on the phone with her mom again, Elder Hanzon and I found one of the ancestors we were looking for! It was so great to actually find the person and be able to add it to her family tree. The Spirit was so strong and Hna G was tearing up because of how happy she was. It was truly incredible. I am so convinced now of the importance of Family History work. It’s Incredible. D and C 18; 15-16 talks about how great our joy will be when we bring souls unto the Father. I can truly testify that that doesn’t just mean living souls. Doing Family History work is just as important as the work I am doing here. It’s the way we can be the missionaries for our ancestors. Amazing that we have that ability. 

We also had another cool experience with this family. They are just SO great!! While we were helping the Hna with her Family History, one of her daughters was helping their cousin with English; we told them we were here to help if they needed anything. They asked if we could come over and help them study sometime. Of course we said yes! What fun! So we went over a couple days later to help them. It was so much fun helping someone learn English. It was nice knowing the language that was being used for once! But after, the conversation lead into the church and the Book of Mormon. So we gave her one and then Hna G was like "Well explain it!" and so we explained what it is and that it testifies of Jesus Christ and we explain the importance of baptism and we have her con fecha for the middle of August! We are super excited. We are going to keep helping them with English. It’s a great setup because we just go over to teach English and then just talk about the Church. It’s great!!} 

Everything is great here! I’m loving every moment! I love and miss you all!! Keep doing great things! Keep up the good work! Remember that with Heavenly Father and the Savior in our lives, we can accomplish anything! Remember that this week. Go forward with faith knowing that everything that needs to happen will happen if you try. I love you all!! 

Elder Clifford

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