Saturday, April 27, 2013

Week #37

Well this Sunday I was called to be the second counselor in the Branch Presidency. Should be an adventure.

This week was amazing we saw so many miracles.
 This week was a slow week for less active work, but we were busy every single day as we finished going through all of our formers and looking for service opportunities. On Tuesday we went to a funeral to support a less active member because her brother had passed away and she really appreciated that. While we were looking for service we went to the Rainy Crest center and asked for volunteer opportunities. The lady said that the volunteer person wasn't in but she asked us what things we could do and I said I play music. She then said oh well if you want you could go play that piano and so I thought sure why not. So I sat down and started playing the piano and the next thing that I noticed was that a worker was wheeling out a bunch of old people to hear me play haha she must have wheeled out like 15 or 20 old people and the next thing I knew people were coming up and talking to us asking where we were from. There must have been like 4 or 5 workers or people that were visiting the centre that came up and talked to us. I played the piano for like 45 minutes, and it gave us a huge opportunity to tell them that we were missionaries from our church.

Also walking and talking with everyone is the way to go. We were walking home and we saw this kid sitting by a building on the main street and three other adults were standing with him. The kid had a drum pad and some drum sticks so I said Elder lets go talk to him. I go up and say are you a drummer?! He said he was and I told him that I was too. I asked him "hey do you want me to show you a neat trick?" so he gave me his sticks and pad and I pulled out this really fancy drum trick and the guys around were amazed haha. They said that they were a bag pipe marching band and we talked with them for a bit and continued on our way. Then as we were walking I was stopped dead in my tracks and the thought came to mind to go back. So I went back and said , if you need any drum instruction or help I would be more than happy to and it would be for free and the guy was super happy and said yeah come back next Thursday at 6:30. So we are gonna go this Thursday.

We were able to meet with a less active member and resolve their concerns that they had. We gave one of them a blessing and it was such a neat experience he asked me to give him the blessing for his back and he has like ankle problems. After the blessing the lady said she was feeling chills the whole time and the guy I gave the blessing to said he just felt a sense of comfort over him and that everything would work out and be ok. Lindsay is in a wheel chair and we told her we would push her all the way to church if we had to so we are going to walk with them next Sunday. The guy Zach that we contacted on the street told us to come by on Saturday @ 12:00. We went and he wasn't home :( so we were walking all day Saturday and I see this guy way in front of us with a hat and I think to myself, that's Zach! We crossed the bridge and he was no where and I mean no where to be seen. So we started walking to go visit this man Jeff who is a pastor I think just might want to bash with us...haha but after him we walked out and that same guy with the hat is walking in front of us so I speed walked as fast as I could with the little legs that I have and try not to be weird so people don't think we were trying to chase him haha but it turns out it was Zach and we got his number and we are going to teach him this Wednesday at the church.

There is a lot of work to do here, but the area is moving with less active work and that is our focus, because there is only like 6 members...and so we have to get all the less actives back, and stay.

I love this work from the bottom of my heart and everyday is an adventure. I have come to know my father in heaven more and more each day and learned the reality of patience and faith. I know that through obedience there are blessings, but with exact obedience, there are miracles. God is real.

By the way it is April and still cold and still snowing and yeah that's the great white north for ya. 

All is well, 
-Elder Clark

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