Wednesday, October 5, 2016

This is Elder Clements...#1

                                                                            MACDO as we call it here

  Well I've been freaking out to get a letter from bro all week and now he doesn't have a P-day for the week. That's alright I'm patient.  It's a little daunting to think that MY two years of not seeing the boy starts now and its already been a year and some. That's alright too, God's in the cockpit and he's a perfect pilot. 
     I had an excellent week this week. General conference was super inspiring. What I do now so I can get more out of it is I show up with a couple specific questions in mind. After that I take notes which helps me stay focused, which is necessary when watching it in french. It's not that I don't understand it's just that it's...not the powerful voice of Elder Holland, It's the nasally voice of brother Jean-Pierre or something. Even in french though, the spirit was able to confirm eternal truths and answer the questions that I had to help me work even more efficiently as a missionary and to continue even after. There was a big theme of prayer and repentance I noticed but also a big focus on missionary work (hint hint just because there's two missionaries outside the home doesn't exclude those there from this opportunity and obligation) What a wonderful blessing it is to have the chance to be in the true church of Christ; the way back to live with God. May we all continue to advance by the little things, reading the scriptures and praying, etc, but also by helping others to know the enormous blessings of the one true church. Prepare those around you to take the missionary lessons. Have courage to know what to say and when to say it. PRAY for opportunities to share the gospel.  
     We fixed yet another baptism this week! A girl named Tamara that is going to get married to an RM decided to take the lessons and has already received a testimony of the truth and wants to be baptized the day of her marriage which is way in December but that's alright. Things are looking up in Pare! 
Hospital in Pare
     I received yet another article of good news this week! i saw Tati Liline (from way back in Papara) whilst doing visits at the hospital and she told me that Poerani, the woman we baptized last September just got her endowment in the temple!! I'm super proud of her because she was living in a rough environment and I didn't know how well she was doing but there you go. God protected her even through those situations. 
     I got a letter from grandma this week dated the 27th of July. It also has a stamp that says it was missent somewhere else. I think I've gotten all of the other ones.  Tell grandma thanks for the encouragement and love. I love getting letters and I apologize for not responding to them. love you grandma!
   Ok ïa, have a good week. Work hard and ayez de la joie!

-Elder Clements