Monday, December 31, 2012

ej et abea

 This is at Jana's baptism.  She was so nervous.  As we were walking to the font, we were leading the way. I asked "ej et abea?" Which means are you ok? And she just said "nervous" and laughed. It was funny.  The other sister in the picture is her cousin Cherrilynn who Jana lives with.  Her and her husband were baptised 4 years ago.  They are active and have 5 kids.  They're great. 


Dear Family,
  This week was really good.  Christmas was great, it was awesome to be able to talk with you.  I felt we could only scratch the surface of all the things to talk about, but it was good.  We had a really good week. Many miracles happened, and most of them can be attributed to the Christmas season. We found a part member family that I have gone to a few times, and each time got a negative response.But after an appointment fell through, we were prompted by the spirit to visit the family. The mom opened the door and immediately smiled and said "Hi Elders". There was this look of relieve and joy in her expression.  We will be seeing them on Tuesday. Her two daughters are 10 and 11 and she wants them to be baptised.
  Our sacrament was packed.  We had about 15 marshalese there. And we also found Erica this last week, I have met her before. She is Samoan and a member. She came to church and after she asked for a ride next and said it was really nice to be in the Lord's house again. 
  It's the last week of the transfer.  I'm about 99.6% sure I will be staying. We played raquet ball this morning, with a brother in our ward. It was really fun.  We are also playing basketball with some members and were bringing some marshalese with us to play, so it will be fun. 
  Well have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Clark

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yokwe Bomilay

Yokwe Bomilay (Hello Family),
  We had an awesome week. So many miracles.  Marshalese networking....complete.  We'll be baptising Jonah in two weeks.  She is marshalese and is living with her cousin who has an active family.  She is great, we found her this week. Took her on a church tour and a baptism and she came to church.  Networking with the Marshalese is going really good.  You know that when all the families know your name and they know when you visit the marshalese families in the area cause they all talk about it.  We are hoping to start teaching 4 or 5 more marshalese this week.  My marshalese is getting really good.  Hopefully in a month or so I can teach half the lesson in Marshalese. 
  We put 5 people on date for baptism in December. It was a good week for that. Also at church this Sunday, Martin just came to church on his own. He was sitting on the couch in the foyer at 11 o clock waiting for church to start.  We will start teaching him and his Sister on wednesday.  They are from Nigeria. It's going to be a miraculous month.
  Hope everyone has a great week!
Love, Elder Clark