Clark Manwaring is serving a Full-Time Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in The Colombia Barranquilla Mission.
"Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever." Alma 26:12
Monday, February 2, 2015
Transfers and Such :)
I didn't get transferred, but Elder Giron did. He is now in Cartegena. My new companion's name is Elder Cavero. He is from Lima, Peru...and He is awesome! We have already had some good times together. We are working in Loperena, and it is very rich. The people we commit to baptism almost never do get baptized, they like to say "yes" to everything but not follow through, but we have some super awesome news :)
We visited Katherine Padilla this week and I asked if she was able to pray to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. She waited one moment, and with a big smile on her face she said "I actually did." so I asked how she felt. She said "It was overwhelming, I cried once I finished the prayer...I have never in my life felt such a profound peace." I almost cried! My first Golden Investigator! She came to church and the Young Single Adults were awesome in inviting her to do everything with them! She can't wait to be baptized the 14th of February. She told me she wants to be a missionary too, but cant because she has a daughter. But she will be a strong convert to the church. She also was answering questions in the Gospel Doctrine class like a pro! The only thing is that she has lots of teachings that are missing that we still need to teach. But she is progressing like crazy!
Also Valledupar had a riot (literally, I'm not joking) about the mototaxistas (Taxi Drivers) and we couldn't leave the house for a day and a half! So we just studied, cleaned, slept and ate. Interesting huh?
I am beyond happy that you guys have felt blessed by my efforts. Sometimes I go home at night feeling like I have not accomplished anything, because my area is like a desert right now. There is literally no one in the streets, and not very many people are accepting us in their homes. But Jaime is progressing for baptism. He needs to get married, and so we are setting a goal for this month for him to get married. He told us that he thought he was already a member of the church! :)
I hope that everything is going super well! Pray for us that we can teach all of the lessons to Katherine! Love you all sooooooooooooo much! Work with the Elders whenever you can!