Thursday, September 4, 2014

August 28, 2014 Letter...

Hello Family -- 
How is everyone? 
Don't worry I will keep you updated on everything...I'm good at that kind of stuff. I'll let you know all the details! I got a letter from my Mission President...I'll forward it to you!

I leave the CCM like September 10th! I probably fly straight there, so we'll see! I'll get to email you like the day before! So I'll fill you in on everything!

Glad to hear there is snow already... I'll be honest I miss snow... It rains every other day here and then others is really sunny. My blue umbrella we bought saves my life every day!
Grandpa came all the way up to give dad a blessing? Are you serious? That is amazing. I love grandpa so much. I really do. I love dad too and I pray for him everyday, I know he'll pass it though. He's done what he's needed to do, and now The Lord will bless him. I know he will do amazing on the test. I love hearing that story. Made me tear up a little bit :)
I'm so glad to hear kids are loving school, and ahhh, I wish Zack could have got Mr. Nelson so bad.. he's one of my heroes. I hope he continues loving LP because it is seriously the greatest thing of all time.
Elder Cluff's district, and one Hermana :)

 Elder Lemon, Elder Tasker, Elder Cluff and Elder Pearce
Okay so these two pics.. The first one is my whole district and a random hermana who just left and wanted to take a picture with all of us lol...And the second one is the main guys I'm with, from left to right, Elder Lemon, Elder Tasker, me and my comp Elder Pearce. I share a room with all these guys! Solid dudes!
While I'm here, every single day, I realize how important it is to have the spirit with you always; to teach by it especially. The most important thing with investigators is teaching them, not lessons. I'm learning how key it is to teach to their exact needs, to answer their questions, and to ask them thought provoking inspired questions. It's so key and it's becoming so easy to do in Spanish. It's when I talk about things that aren't gospel is where I struggle, haha. But it's all coming. Also... holy cow, as I read the Book of Mormon and New Testament, I'm beginning to learn and realize how important baptism really is, and how often we are told we need it. I was reading in 2 Nephi 31 the other day and wow... The doctrine of Christ. I can't wait to share that with investigators:) faith, repentence, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end are so important and I love reading the scriptures now. And instead of searching for things that impress me, I search for things that will impress investigators and help them come unto Christ, and be taught by the Spirit. I have color coordinated my Spanish scriptures with crayola colored pencils I bought to go with topics that are key for investigators. It's pretty smooth and it's already helping a lot when I teach. Yes, this is the most important work in the world, and I'm blessed to be able to be a part of it. I love the gospel with all my heart and I want to work hard so I can be blessed.
I love you all. I hope everyone stays well and Good luck on your test dad, don't even stress. The Lord has already blessed you and will continue doing so.
I love you so much mom:)
Elder Cluff

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