Saturday, March 15, 2014

Whatta Week!

March 10, 2014

 Wow! Lots has happened this week! And there is still so much more to come!! This week started with a basketball game. A less active member challenged us missionaries to a basketball game vs his rec team. We of course accepted on the condition that he will attend church with his family (His family has just been recently reactivated and his wife was just called as the new young women's president!) so Tuesday night we met him and his team at the boarding schools gym... man... his team was good! We had four high school basketball players on our team and they beat us 102 to 96... with 2 20 minute quarters. It was such a fun game even though we lost! We set up another challenge for next Tuesday with the same condition! We just need to play better defense. We are all so lazy and outta shape though. They ran the floor on us cause we are all just fat missionaries!

Ft Apache Elders at the Snowflake Arizona Temple
Thursday we had the always awesome opportunity to go to the temple as a zone. It was a beautiful day and as always a wonderful experience!

Elder B and Elder Clark at the Snowflake Arizona Temple

The work is really doing well here. Elder Blankenship and I get along really well and are able to just work. We found a lot of people this week and have a huge teaching pool now! With ten missionaries we can get A LOT done! We all are starting to get specific assignments of what to help with the branch and mine is the young men. I love being able to work with them! We consistently have almost all young men pass the Sacrament each Sunday which is a miracle! They are great!

Saturday we had a wonderful baptism for 3 little sisters. They are 12, 10 and 8, and all so bright and just so much fun. We started teaching them when I was with Elder Vete but strange things happened and they left for a little bit but we finally were able to get them in the water. I had the opportunity to baptize the 12 year old, Tiana. I am so grateful to have been able to do so. I think my favorite part of teaching those girls was seeing their mom become happier and happier as she embraced the gospel! They have VERY little, but those three girls and their mom are such happy, shining people now.

Sunday was really good, we were missing some of our regulars and others due to a professional bull riding event, but we still had 212 people. It was fast and testimony meeting and although the kids got antsy because it was about an hour and a half long. It was great because there was a constant stream of people bearing there testimonies.
Beautiful Ft. Apache
We were also able to go off-roading with some member yesterday in search for a trail that we could hike because the zone is coming down today to hike.. haha that was a lot of fun, and muddy!

I love seeing the gospel work in people’s lives. I love my Savior and I love my mission!

Elder Clark

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