Monday, September 11, 2017

Week #51

This week has been super good! We don't really know what's going on since we both got moved to a new area we are just trying to get a hold of this area! 

Tuesday we just moved in pretty much all day so we set up shop in the apartment good stuff

Wednesday we had a new leadership training. It was good and it was definitely something I needed. Some mornings we just get up and go and then don't do any studies. They told us that we need to be doing it everyday. We need to fill up our cup so we can pour it out onto others! So we have been making that a focus for this transfer. After we had a ZLC meeting with the sister training leaders and district leaders to discuss what we want to do for the zone this transfer. 

Thursday we got to know the entire zone we played some games and set some goals. Adware we had district meeting. After we finally go to go work in our area got to meet some less active sand recent converts which was awesome!

Friday got up and we and did weekly planning. For most of the day. 

Saturday we have an investigator Enrique who was sent to us by some other elders sent us a referral with a baptismal date. He lives pretty much DTLA so we ended up paying for a stupid meter so we only had an hour to meet with him! We got into the apartment and this place is huge and we got lost for like 45 mins. Finally we find his place and we talk to him for like 10 mins and tell him we need to go.... 

Sunday comes and our boi Enrique is there looking sharp in his suit at church. He could stay for the third hour but he said I want to meet at 2:30. So we get done with church and wait till 2:30. We teach him and he pretty much said I want to get baptized now. So we told him there are some things we need to teach and stuff so we taught him the word of wisdom and he said he has already been living it. So boom perfect. Then we pull up our calendars and tell him to pick a date. We said the 24 of September to give him some time. He said the 17th so guess what we are having a baptism next week! He is totally down to meet with us every single day and to know and live all the commandments! We are meeting with him on Tuesday! Keep Enrique in your prayers! We know Satan finna come at him strong this week! 

That was my week! The longer I am out here the more truths I find out about the church and God and Jesus Christ! I love it with all of my coraz√≥n! This is the best! 

Have a good week! Love you all! 

  1. Us posting up in our new apartamento 
  2. Update on my areas I have served in! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Week #50

This week was a week from hell.  Outing bad happened it was just about a million and 6 degrees everyday so that made the work a lot harder.. this week was super great!!  
A lot actually happened!
Monday we chilled with the legendary Elder Baldwin for his last full p day in the mission, he has a recent convert that lives in the chase tower in DTLA so we went to his sky deck and chilled there for most of p day. Ate food. Elder Baldwin made me pee my pants. It was great. 

Tuesday we had MLC again it was two extra hours long the reason for that is because we are getting Facebook in the mission so we can do missionary work through Facebook!! I am super excited to use this and to help people all over the world and even at home increase their faith in Jesus Christ! I know there are some missionaries from the mission on this DONT DOWNLOAD FACEBOOK OR YOU WILL GET SNIPED BY ELDER ELDREDGE AND I. Late that night we were down working by the bottom of our area until about 8 when we just decided to go back up and call referrals for the remainder of the night. As we were driving up Crenshaw and thought came to me. Monique Bland. So I cut over 3 lanes and we went and found a super prepared lady that had been turned over to the lord but she wants all of this so bad!! Her little sister is a convert of about 4 years and she has seen what the gospel has done to her so she wants it!! Grateful for that promoting to go visit her and I am grateful I actually listened and acted!

Wednesday was super cool we started at the family history library helping a lady who wants to get into it! We were there helping her had time to go have an hour meeting and she was still down there grinding away on her family tree. After I think like 3 hours we took her up to the VC and showed her around and she wanted to learn more!  We also went to our less active ladies house with the two daughters and just hung with them they are all super cool doing great and getting ready to keep making small steps. That night we were working and we stopped and talked to these people for like 45 mins just about everything, they knew us and were literally at temple square like last week. Long story short we offered them service and then the dude shoved 20 bucks into our shirt pockets because he knew wouldn't take money unless it was forced upon us... then we walked down the steel to the intersection and watched a guy do donuts in there for like 5 mins. 

Thursday we had a ton of lesson I think like 5 don't really remember what we taught but we taught some solid people and some people that just want to know and learn more which isn't all that bad. We also met with Monique again and just got to know her a little more. She is awesome! We also had our last district meeting:( this was my fav district out of my mission they were all so much fun and we had a great time together. After we through a root beer float party for the zone for their hard work for the month of August! That 40 buck the guy gave to us the night before yeah that where it went lol. It was super fun and they will all be missed. 

Friday night happened just went out and cut some meat while we were sweating off pounds. 

Saturday same thing. But we got a referral that was a member that wants to come back to church!! So we went and visited her and she was super cool!! And she came to church the next day 

Sunday nothing happened besides transfer calls so we made those and guess. What?!? Your boys are staying together BUT we are moving to LA third ward!! We are both going back to Spanish. It's rare that Zone leaders white wash an area but hey let's hit it and let's start butchin! 

Love you all have a great week! 

1-7. Last Pday on the sky deck with everyone! 
  1. This is brother Boswell from the ward. Doesn't he look exactly like Kramer if Kramer was about 85?!
  2. LA Butchery. Need we say more. 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Week #49

First off I just want to say thank you to Conor Mcgregor and Floyd Mayweather Saturday night. Parking was horrible absolutely horrible on our street. Nothing really happened this week. We had lots of fun saw some miracles but for the Most part it was slow work wise again. 

Tuesday we had to go clean another set of elders apartment. The senior missionaries complained to us saying it looked like a "pit" so we went over there with two other sets of missionaries. We had a lot of fun cleaning the 6 of us. Pretty much made a big mess then had to clean all of it up so it's about back to the same place when we walked in. It's really all started when we hear the elote man honking his horn coming for the street. First off down here there are people riding around bikes with huge built on baskets or they are pushing shopping carts with just like snacks and what not BUT the elote guy is the king of them all. Elote is the thing that the scrawny guy in nacho libre spends all of his money on. Corn on the cob with like mayo cheese and hot sauce it is the best! But once as we heard the horn of the elote man productivity crashed. 

Funny story while we were cleaning. There was just a bunch of random crap in the apartment but there were so,e gems that we said we are gonna take back to our apartment. One of those being like a hand held mirror, said I am going to take that back and use it. So eazy Elder E asks me with the mirror in his hand "hey Elder Clark you said you wanted this?" I said yeah, right as I said that he smashed it on the door frame, then we had to crack out the vacuum and clean up shattered glass on the floor. What a freaking bro. 

We made some big progress with one of the less active ladies here that has two daughters that are baptism age!! We went over there just to talk and this week she just complained how everything is falling apart and what not. At the end of her going off I just remembered what Elder Ballard had said that last Sunday about learning knowing and understanding the plan of salvation. Usually we never talk about the gospel. But I just mentioned that to her. As we were leaving she said "hey when you all come next week let's talk about the plan of salvation it's been a while. Oh and LMK when you will come cause I want to make you dinner as well!" Grateful for the plan of salvation in that fact. That it can bring peace and and purpose into this life, when we understand it all other things in this world don't matter because all the things of this world will come to an end but Heavenly fathers plan and goal for us keeps moving on. There is a great sense of assurance  we can all feel when we know that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. That right there gets to me that is the best knowledge anyone can have in this life. I know the plan of salvation is a plan of happiness for us. If you don't know the plan of salvation or don't remember everything about it brush up on it! There are plenty of great scriptures for it! 

Love you all have a great week!

1-2 absolute chaos right after these pics 
  1. Us chillin on the car staring at my freakin sick shades 
  2. #weidman20
  3. LA butchery
  4. Quick shoutout to my dad for mobbin in hotels keep butchin dude 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Week #48

It was a great week! A little slow in the work aspect because almost everyone of our lessons canceled this week but we also had an apostle come talk to us. So it evens out. 

Tuesday we just worked. But we actually had to go to the church to make a schedule for this book fair we were serving at on Saturday so that ate up most of the time for the day. 

Wednesday I went on exchanges with my boy elder Thomson!! Love that homie to death! Tuesday night we exchanged and I was at his place. He was talking to me and I straight knocked out at 9:30 because I am completely exhausted because we never go to bed on time especially when elders don't text that they are in and then we have to leave our apartment at 10:20 at night to go look for them. So I just passed out cold that night at 9:30 and the next day I felt fabulous! We went out and worked hard then exchanged back early because we had ward coordination meetings. 

Thursday was district meetings freaking love my district they are all the best. Then we went out and worked some more! 

Friday we had to wake up early and be at the temple at 7 in the morn for temple service. So we were out in the sun grinding pulling weeds at el templo until a lit noon then came back and tried to knock off some of our referrals. Friday we also go to go to el coyote! It is a famous Mexican restaurant in LA and the owners just happen to be in our ward. So my boy eazy Elder E and I got buffalo enchiladas and tacos. Oh and the owners gave us a referral from one of their staff. It was nice because we got treated like royalty in there. Friday night at 6 at a nice sit down restaurant and we were in and out of there in 25 mins. 

Saturday was the book fair at a mall. We were there from 7-5:30 in the sun just helping out where help was needed! It was fun and every member from the zone came plus we got some sick hats and a free Quran with my name written in Arabic. We also got to meet my boy Star. He is this crazy I am guessing homeless dude that was wondering around the book fair handing out vegan pamphlets with scriptures in it and saying if Jesus were here today he wouldn't eat meat! He was also wearing a Bernie sanders hat with sweet Bernie sanders buttons all over it I asked if I could have one of them but he would always change the subject! Freakin Star. I got baked by the sun that day it was bad I had a throbbing head and I wanted to go home and cry about it. But after the book fair we finally had our flood the Visitors center night! We were able to go with one of our recent converts! We watched the testaments and it was a great time!

Sunday we had a special stake conference and Elder Ballard was the main speaker! Oh man I just strengthened my testimony even more about how God works though his prophets and apostles. Elder Ballards testimony was so simple yet it hit you so hard. What he was teaching us on we so simple and it had so much meaning behind it. Elder Ballard threw some shade at us tho... he was saying how we spend too much time on social media and how when we want answers answered we go to google and the internet. Then he said I always ask them when was the last time you picked up the Book of Mormon? Roasted. But that's really all he Asked us to do! Is read and pray often and learn and know about the plan of salvation. I kw what he is saying is true because he is an apostle of the lord! That's my challenge for you all this week! Read and pray more often and know and learn as much as you can about the plan of salvation!

Love you all! Have an awesome week!

1-3 with our main squeeze Star 
  1. With the head honcho of the book fair 
  2. Most of the zone homies 
  3. Freakin Star. 

Last Monday we were sitting at the Hollywood building when a man comes up and asks if he can use the parking lot to park some equipment for a music video he is shooting around the corner. So I asked him who the artist is and he looks at all of us and goes "I trust all of you, we are filming for Jason Derulo" thought was worth sharing.