23 March 2013



The beginning of this week Sister J. Silva and I were working really well together, planning really well, and going out with members to teach people. We were able to get Padrao de Quinta- (Standard of Thursday) which means from monday to thursday we were able to get 100 contacts, 11 people accepted the invite to be baptized, and we had 16 lessons with members. We were basically on fire! One of our investigators is definitely an elect, he has the biggest smile and it instantly brings happiness to everyone! We met him in front of his house when we were asking for directions. We talked to him a bit and taught him about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We invited him to be baptized and he rejected it because he said at the moment he wasnt ready. The next time we talked with him, we sang a hymn (Sister J. Silva LOVES to sing, and has a beautiful voice), and then taught him more in depth about the gospel of  Jesus Christ. We then invited him to follow the example of Jesus Christ and be baptized, he started to cry and said he´d been waiting for this opportunity, and this is what he´d been missing in his life. It was so fulfilling to be able to see the difference in a lesson that is simple/short versus a lesson that explains each part and the Spirit is extremely present. We love to teach short lessons to people with the Spirit rgod really knows his children!
really strong, but for this instance it was better with a formal, long lesson.
Then everything changed on friday, my foot has been throbbing and swollen for 2 weeks now and it was literally a nightmare walking on the sidewalks and roads of Ilheus which are all horrible and uneaven. I started taking strong medicine a week ago and it wasnt making a difference, so on friday we went to the hospital. We went to all of the hospitals that are in our area (4) and none of them accepted our health plan. So a member in Itabuna (my last area, that is only 30 or 45 minutes away) called and said she´d take me to a clinic there. Long story short, I have a cast on my foot because I sprained and pulled muscles in my right foot, I can´t walk on the cast, and no one has crutches so i´m just hopping around, and I am 95 percent sure I will sprain my other foot doing this.... And right now I have a really bad virus or the flu. There´s a lot going on at once... I feel like Job. Thank goodness for faith and hope!
But my perspective is positive, and my companion is awesome. The members are helping out a lot. President and Sister Andrezzo are helping out a ton, and the missionaries in my zone are all ready to help at a moment´s notice. What a great network out church has when there is an emergency!  
I go back on wednesday to the clinic for them to check on my foot and see if I need more time with the cast.
But I am doing well, and there´s tons of great people who are helping me everyday!
Peace and blessings,
Sister Clark
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