Thursday, June 24, 2010

Elder Cloward's last day!

Brad & Rebecca arrived in Santiago a few hours ago and will be meeting up with Elder Cloward this afternoon. They will be back in the states next weekend. Thank you for your support of my brother and family during his mission. May the Lord bless you and your families!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Trunky Papers But I'm Not!!!!

Dear Family,
So in pouch this week I got a paper from President Jones asking me for a stewardship report. I can´t believe how old I am! I remember when Elder Noguera got his. Then Elder Jergins. Now me.
Oh sad story: Elder Jergins got to the airport and his family wasn't there! They thought he was getting home the next day. Very sad. Also he went to the doctor for a check up and realized that he had a broken rib for the last two years. Elder Jergins he´s a great guy.
Here´s a quick investigator update:
1. Karen and David: We had a frank talk with them and said that we can´t keep visiting them if they don´t want to come to church. They both said they wouldn´t come. But then... Pedro, the 16 year old son of Karen, said (without us even asking him) "I will commit to come to church on Sunday" and he came! Awesome! He stayed fore all three hours and got along really well with all the young men.
2. Antonio: had his baptismal interview yesterday. he´s still only "70% sure that Joseph Smith is a Prophet". Turns out he´s been reading some anti-mormon material online. Not the best way to get a testimony. So we´ll keep working with him.
3. Daniela: came to church and institute and is very well integrated into the young single adult group of the district. But.... aparently some Peruvian guy that served his mission in chile 11 years ago is going to come visit and Daniela wants him to baptize her, and he´s not getting here for two months. The whole situation seems a little scetch to me.
4. Andres: still adicted to video games, but hey he came to church without us having to go wake him up and drag him out of bed. He needs to be fellowshipped by the young men but dosn´t like to be away from his mom so he hasn´`t gone there yet.
We have an iniciative in the zone where every companionship starts the day with ten matches in their pocket. Every time we do a contact, we move one match to the other pocket. We really feel that that will help us to find new investigators.
Well I love you all!! I am so grateful for this opportunity that I have had to serve my Heavenly Father, Savior and the people of Chile. I have been so blessed to have given a tenth of my life back to the Lord. The church is true.
We´re gonna go play some volleyball and soccer. Should be fun!!!
Elder Cloward