Monday, May 26, 2014

We're grateful for the torta that nobody aaaate!

Hi fambam! It is sadly not a holiday here, but I think you said it right mom! Google was always! But tomorrow is dia de los madres! A bit strange that they're just having it tomorrow, but that's okay!

Well I loved this past week working along side the Lord with Hermana Crandall. The end of the week we really worked on contacting people in the street because we always ask for references and no one ever has any. Or they will give the elders and us the same references. So along with asking we have been trying to talk with everyone. Last night we really saw some wonderful miracles. We got to talk to this amazing family in the street and they were so excited for us to come visit them and teach them about this gospel. We are also teaching this other woman who was so excited when we gave her her Book of Mormon. She said, "I'm going to go read this right now!"

That's great you went and put flags on both of our Grandpa's graves! And that will be fun if you get to see Jer and Kels and Mike and Jenae! That sounds super fun! We went on splits this past week on Hermana Guaman's birthday and that was so fun because I got to go back to my old area and see lots of people! We had five pieces of cake that day.... We're grateful for the cake that we all ate! It was delicious. We also had a very interesting lesson with this girl... She told us about her witches experience and voodoo and such.. And my comp and I just said, well here is the gospel of Jesus Christ for you. Here it is, enjoy it, love it, live it, crave it. Haha The whole lesson was super..... interesting... Also, I found new shoes! So that's good! They're perfect because t
hey are really ugly. They look like typical sister missionary shoes so I really really love them a lot. That's great about Michelle getting her Bachelor's degree! Congrats Michelle!

SO I'm going into Tarija tomorrow! I am not looking forward to the drive, but I am looking forward to the conference! I will get to see Hermana Zapata and Hermana Ellison I'm pretty sure so I'm pretty stoked! I'm just praying that the drive wont make me too sick this time. Also, I want to buy vitamins while I'm there.. They have the brand of the ones we have in the kitchen. The B9 ones or something. I'm not sure which I should buy. Help! Haha.

But this week in Bermejo was really great! We have been seeing so many miracles, and we are seriously working so hard. I have never been more grateful to be serving a mission. I feel myself changing everyday. And I love teaching these children of God here in Bolivia. I will never regret serving this mission. Thank you for your love and support. It means more than you know. Trust in the Lord. Trust in our Heavenly Father. They will guide us through all things. Do your family scripture study and prayers! They bring miracles! I love you so very much. Thank you for being my eternal family.

Love from Bolivia,
Hermana Clark
my beautiful new blanket
Service projeeect. we are taking an ax to the dirt. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Hola Familia!

Weeeeell hello! I am doing great today! It does seem like forever since we last talked, and I was feeling like we had missed a week too... not sure why! We had a baptism this past weekend for a girl named Yhazmin Choque. Her sister and brother are members, and her brother is getting ready to leave for his mission so he baptized her!
Also, I am so tired! Hermana Crandall and I have noticed that every morning we wake up more and more exhausted. I think it is because we are just working so hard, so we'll just continue doing that. I am really liking my new area! There is so much potential here in this branch! I have never been happier in my life though. Helping people all the time is the best thing I've ever done. I love the mission.

Dang it I forgot we are getting off early today!!!!!!! I'm so sorry this is so short! I'll write more next week! Love you all so much!

Hermana Clark

Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Mothers Day!

It was so wonderful talking to you yesterday along with Dad and Jamie girl! I am so grateful we were able to chat. It was great talking to all of you! And it was a fun surprise to chat with Jer and Kels, and Jenae and Mike and the kids! We were just missing Johnny and Amy and the kids, and Jason! Maybe for Christmas they'll be home! It made my day to talk with all of you! I just love hearing your voices. :)

Well I have beeeeen transferred! Drum roll please..... I'm still in Bermejo! I just changed branches. So I slid my dresser with my clothes into the other room and I rolled my suitcases and put them under my new bed. It was a lot of work I know, but I'm loving my new area too. And I'm loving my new comp! I'm with Hermana Crandall, who I was companions with in the MTC in Provo! We rock together so that's pretty rockin'! I really just have a lot of respect and love for her. I can feel that we are going to do some really great things this transfer. I am loving the new area, and members. And the investigators are great! We had an amazing lesson yesterday with one of our investigators, and we prayed with her and she finally felt her answer that the Book of Mormon is true. It was such a beautiful, spiritual, and humbling experience. I am grateful to be a part of this work. For this chance to change lives, including mine. For this opportunity to work in the Lord's place in His vineyard. We are a part of the greatest work there is, building the Kingdom of God. I am so happy to be here in the mission. I am so grateful for this experience, and I am so grateful for the people that I am getting to know here.

So to answer some of your questions, church was good! We meet at 3 now so that'll be a bit different. In my old ward sometimes I would teach the class with my comp. Like the principles of the gospel class with our investigators. Also yesterday in Relief Society they asked us to teach for a bit about the apostasy. Not sure how that's spelled. And in my other ward I would give talks sometimes too, but yesterday I was just asked to bear my testimony. And we have english classes every Friday night if you would like to come! We also have the noche misional every Thursday, and the teacher of the missionary prep class asked us to come in on Saturday to help one of the girls in the class. She leaves for her mission in August! I'm so excited for her! She's going to Ecuador! So I have the same pensionista in this ward because the four hermanas here in Bermejo eat lunch together, so that's fun!

Mmm Mikes grilled chicken.... I seriously think about it sometimes... That sounds awesome you all had dinner together after! How fun! And that's so cool Jason sent you pizza for your birthday!!! Especially gluten and soy free! That must have been such a fun fun surprise! And I'm glad Jamie is feeling better, and that she scored two goals at her game! She's seriously on fire! I would love to see some soccer videos...hint hint... :)

Thank you for all of your love and support. I am so grateful that we are an eternal family. I know I chose to come to you before I came to this earth. I am also so grateful for the plan that our Heavenly Father has for each one of us. If we turn our lives over to Him, He will build us into the person we should be, the person He wants us and needs us to be. Now is the time to prove we are on the Lord's side. We already know who wins this battle, now we just have to choose the right team! I love you my dear family! Keep being awesome and doing awesome things!

Love from Bermejo still..... :)
Hermana Clark

The Mother's Day Call!

This is Hna Delia. she told me that she was so grateful for this time to know me. She said that her life is better, and different now with the gospel. She hasn't been baptized yet, but this family is like my family here in Bermejo. They've made it easier to be so far from home. And that's her son Papito! :)

Me with the familia Flores! One of my favorite families to teach.

I'm on a bike! Haha this is Hna Anita Siles. She is one of my best friends here in Bermejo! She is in the other ward though.
Here is a better pic of me and Anita.

Monday, May 5, 2014


Hi my beautiful, wonderful family who I love so very much!

First off, I HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST DAY TOMORROW!! And I hope that you know that you are the best mom anyone could ask for. The best friend really. Thanks for everything you do for me! I wish my letter was going to get to you in time for your birthday but you'll probably be getting it in about a month.. But I love you all the same!

So I'm pretty sure this is my last few days in Bermejo... I've been here since November.. Almost 6 months! I love Bermejo so stinking much I want to spend my entire mission here. We found this awesome girl that we're teaching, also this other family that we're teaching and I really want to stay and teach them. I also don't want to leave my comp yet. But I think I'm leaving because a few weeks ago I was supposed to go to Santa Cruz to do my papers for my visa and stuff and then there was the protests in Bermejo so we couldn't leave... and then they never called me to go again! So my thinking is that I'll be headed to Santa Cruz or Tarija soon and after the transfer I'll do my visa stuff. Everyone in my group has already done it! Haha

And I'm really excited to Skype you guys this next Sunday! We don't know any information on that yet! But it will be on Sunday May 11.. And I'm pretty sure it will be in the afternoon here... You should maybe just go to a ward in the morning and then wait with baited breath by the computer until I can call. Haha sorry it's a bit unorganized!

But wow this week. My goal has been to get to know our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ better. I have been studying with more purpose and diligence. And I can feel this mission shaping me into the person Heavenly Father needs me to be. I've been thinking so much of the Second Coming and how much we need to be ready for this day so we can stand worthy, and as a witness of our Lord and Savior. We also need to be worthy to help move this work along. The more I learn about this gospel the more it amazes me. It's never ending. I used to wonder what we would do for all of eternity, but we could spend the entire time learning about the gospel and the mysteries of God and we still wouldn't know them all! How beautiful is the gospel. Seriously. Sometimes when I'm teaching I'll just get so excited about the gospel I think I'll scare our investigators away... but I think they like it. We had this awesome lesson with the Ventura family yesterday and they were just so excited to learn more about the gospel, and I was too. I can feel my testimony growing through the testimonies of others, and I'm just so grateful for this experience to get to know so many different people. So many children of our Heavenly Father. Our brothers and sisters. And the gathering of Israel! Wow. I have been studying like crazy Jacob 5 for the past week, and I still haven't finished it. I never realized how much we can learn from this chapter. It is so full of goodness. I just love it. I just always read through it and thought yeah yeah trees, branches, fruit... haha And I just didn't get it. And even now there is so much more to learn! I wish I had just a week where I could just study all day.

We went to a conference of the Sisters in Tarija on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then on Thursday the stake had an activity in a place called Santa Rosa. We had food and played games and it was a lot of fun! They ended with a big soccer game and that was exciting to watch too. And then it started to rain! All in all it was a pretty good day! Today for pday we're going as a zone to lunch and then to play soccer.

Anywayssss. I love you so very very much! I hope you have a beautiful week until I talk to you on Sunday! :)

Love from Bermejo,
Hermana Clark