Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Work Is Moving!

September 21, 2014

The work here in Taguatinga is really moving now. We worked and worked this week, trying to find people to teach. We talked to absolutely everyone we saw. From salesmen in carpet stores to our cashiers at a supermarket to calling families in apartments on the second floor and men selling cupcakes on the street.  We tried everything and now we feel a bit more comfortable here because we actually have people to teach now. That is always a good thing right? I am a real excited because we are working with a lot of really good families now, and the ward here is awesome and is helping us a whole lot because they knew that we knew nothing about this area.
New Area - from here to the skyscrapers.
That is a lot of walking!
We are working with one family that is really special. The husband is a member but is less active, He has been a member his whole life but we he got married he fell away from the church. His wife isn’t a member and they have a 5 year old son. They are a beautiful family and have big desires to change and put God in their lives again. They came to church this Sunday and absolutely loved it. The members here were really good with welcoming them too!

We met another woman who is fantastic. She is a friend of some members here and she lost her husband a couple years ago and still misses him terribly. She has a whole lot of faith, but she said she doesn’t know where to put it.... WE KNOW! She has a daughter who is deaf but we didn’t even realize until she told us because she reads lips... so we were having a whole conversation thinking she could hear us, but she is just a pro at reading lips!

Today was real fun! I bought a basketball here and we played this morning with some of the missionaries in our zone. We have a lot of American’s in our zone so we don’t always have to play soccer!! haha It rained today too! What a miracle! I hope it starts to cool off too because the days are killer! We are getting used to the walking but it’s still tough in the heat!

Here is a funny story, one of the young men here had a birthday, so we brought a box of chocolate to him as a present, but they weren't home... but the window to their apartment was open, so we decided to climb the building and leave the present in the window... well my companion dropped the box into a hole like thing where there was a window to an apartment underground... we couldn't reach it so we ended up knocking on the window and asking the lady that lived there for help... she helped us... which was real nice of her, but she wasn't interested in our message,,, dang it! haha So after that, I climbed the building again, and as I was putting the present on the counter in their house, through the window,.. the Dad showed up out of nowhere and we passed a could awkward 5 seconds looking at each other... and then he said "hello", I said hello back... and then after 5 more seconds of awkward silence... I explained myself and things worked out great... man, things you do as a missionary.

I am more tired than I have ever been on my mission but also I am as happy as ever, BIG OLD SHOUT OUT TO JOON HO YEO!! CONGRATS ON THE MISSION CALL AND YOU WILL DO SO WELL MY FRIEND!!

Love you all!

Elder Clark

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