Sunday, September 24, 2017

Week #52

This week flew by! Nothing too exciting happened. Went on an exchange and pretty much prepared for the baptism. 

Monday we went on this hike that not a lot of people know about in the mission. We hiked on this dried up riverbed for a couple of miles then turn around and came back up it. After p day ended we went and had dinner with this cute little Latino family they live in this part of town were there are tons of street venders and it's just chaos. As we were walking to the house some guy stopped us and said hey I need saving. So elder eldredge tells him we can't save you but Christ can we can help you learn more about Christ here is our number. As he is writing down his number some lady comes up and starts talking to me about something weird then I just hear elder eldredge go  bro are you serious?? Then he pulls the notecard away from him and says let's go elder clark. I was like what the freak just happened back there?! We get around the corner and I ask him what happened back there?! He said that guy like lightly tapped me in my goodies... so I have been joking all week that he has been groped by a vagabundo lol

Tuesday we had a two hour long lesson with Enrique. Taught all the commandments and went over all the baptismal interview questions. He is so awesome. We asked him if he has ever committed a serious crime and he tells us the only crime I have committed is not having Christ in my heart all my life. What a man. 

Wednesday we were at the VC all day long because the rest of the mission got Facebook so they had to receive the same training we did two weeks ago. It was very boring and long.  Wednesday I think I also ate about 35 tortillas and a bowl of beans with about 13 lbs of salt in it. 

Thursday we had district meeting and what not. Then we had Enrique's baptismal interview. He gave us a little miedo because he showed up 2 hours late. But he came. He passed. So we gooch

Friday nothing happened besides we went to another district meeting then from there went to the VC to help with this kid we have been talking to and helping so,e of our sisters teach. The kid has a lot of doctrinal and factual questions about the church. So elder E and I went up there and wrecked this kids universe. We showed him what's up and created a GM using Facebook so he can just ask us more questions and we can wreck him via technology. 

Saturday we went in exchanges with elder Ortiz and Garcia. I went with elder Ortiz. Oh man we had a great time. We worked hard and saw success in our area! 

Sunday Enrique was baptized! We had to push his baptism back 2 hours because we had to go to stake reports with the Haynie's and President Rudd. That was kind of a mess but to say the least he was baptized!! Oh man he was so ready for it and he invited family and friends! He has been such a great example to me of following Jesus Christ. The humility he has showed in this passed week has been amazing and his desire to be baptized and follow has probably been the strongest I have seen ever. He has been a huge testimony builder for me because I want to follow Christ just like Enrique does! I know if we do that we are going to receive incredible blessings that Heavenly Father and Christ are waiting to give us all we need to do I follow!

Love you all have a great week! 
1-8 our secret hike last week we just ran through a dried up river bed!
  1. All of the homies in barrio tercero  teaching English!
  2. Look at this nasty dinner....
11-12 our boy Enrique getting wet. 

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.