Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lost and Found

Dear Family,
Well this was a pretty good week.  I'm having trouble remembering what happened. This week we didn't have a lot of time to proselyte. Tuesday we got Elder Yamashita moved in and everything.  One Thursday we we had weekly plan, a zone meeting, met with the bishop, and had ward correllation. So we had about two hours to work that day.  It’s amazing how many meetings we have. On Saturday we had a breakfast at the stake president’s house. It was really good, we had pancakes, egss, hashbrowns, sausage, and fruit.
Elder Yamashita is great.  His dad is a member of the 70 so that is pretty cool.  His english is coming along. He gave a great testimony in church yesterday. He said, “I love America. I love hamburger. I love five guys.” Everyone started to laugh. Hopefully we can find some Japanese people so that he can talk to them in Japanese.  So we do language study from 10-11. I am not exactly sure how to help him learn English. We usually just read out of the white handbook and any words that he doesn’t know I define for him.
I had the opportunity to do another baptism interview. It was pretty cool. His name was Jordan Alves. I don’t know if you could find another person as on fire as he is. He is 22 years old.  Elder Aiken and Elder Berry taught him 7 months ago. He then went to college and kindof got lost. But once he got back home he referred himself because he remembered the spirit that he felt when he was first taught.  He is in pre-law right now and is applying to go to different colleges. He said the elders are trying to get me to apply to BYU and I am thinking about doing that.  I will most likely get to do another interview this week as well.
This was kind of a slow week.  Because of all the meetings numbers were a little down this week.  We did find several new investigators.  We met this one guy Ken who is 46 years old. We first talked with him about three or four weeks ago and we could never catch him at home. On Saturday we did and we were able to have a lesson with him. It turns out his wife died three years ago from cancer and he has a 12 year old son.  Really nice guy, he works for Boeing (like pretty much half the people that we meet). He goes to a community church. But during the lesson he said that he has always wondered why there are so many Christian churchs and that in his mind he has always thought that there has to be one that God wants everyone to join.  So that’s a good start, hopefully he reads the Book of Mormon before we go back on Tuesday…
The Robins address is 16028 SE 148th St Renton, WA.  Did you get the CD they sent? It has about 40 pictures on it.
Sounds like Reagan had a good soccer game.  Hopefully they can win their next game. Who is her soccer coach?  Wes how do you like tennis more than baseball? Haven’t you only played tennis like two or three times…I bet you will like baseball a lot more once the games start.  The weather has been really nice the past several days. It was sunny and around 60 degrees for like three days. It’s a little gray today. But it was nice to be able to wear short sleeves and get a little tan. 
Well have a great week!
Love, Elder Clark

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