Clark: Zone Conference, Exchanges and baptismal dates! ¡Oh my!

This week had fireworks attached to its roller skates. It was a disaster, it singed the hairs on its ankles, but waved as it passed.
Singed? Suinged? My english is degrading. I find myself writing “y” and “con” in my journal by accident.
This week we had zone conference! My first zone conference was hard to understand (remember, I’m in Mexico here) but I’m getting better every day. There are a handful of disobedient missionaries in our mission, so it was a lot of repentance and using the atonement. Although I don’t identify myself as disobedient (in fact my companion tells me sometimes to chillax) the atonement is always for me. And I keep thinking of these 4 words:

Don’t waste your time.

The district leaders and zone leaders in our zone went to Aguascalientes for some training, and those of us whose companions are district leaders, we had exchanges. Elders Burton (from Highland, close to Provo) and Moreno (from Vera Cruz, Mexico) and I had food, study, and taught english (but no one showed up) in our area, so I led us everywhere. It was awesome. Then we put our two beds together and had three elders sleeping sideways on two beds.

Hna Mary and her family is showing great progress! I see the light of conversion growing in their eyes. They always have questions and comments for us, which is great. After we finished the plan of salvation, we asked them to be baptized. And they accepted! Her, her son, and her mother. The spirit was palpable in that lesson. Their dates are for the end of April right now.
We haven’t visited hnas Alma and Louisa in a week or two, we are feeling that they let us in for the wrong reasons (aka they’re attracted to us)
We’re teaching the grandson of one a previous bishop of our ward. He’s 9 so he needs the teachings. It’s easy and hard at the same time to teach him, he’s shy and takes a bit to learn something, but we teach really simply. Elder Wakley is a master at this kind of stuff.

I just have to mention that WATSON IS THE CUTEST
(kay and chuck’s new puppy)

Here’s a scripture I’ve been studying a lot. I want to increase my testimony of the book of mormon in going from knowing it’s the word of God to knowing without doubt that the events therein actually happened and people experienced miracles and had dealings with their God. “Moroni 5” popped into my mind while praying about it. So I read it:

1 And now, it came to passs that when king Benjamin had thus spoken to his people, he sent among them, desiring to know of his people if they believed the words which he had spoken unto them.

2. And they all cried with one voice, saying: Yea, we believe all the words which thou hast spoken unto us; and also, we know of their surety and truth, becuase of the Spirit of the Lord Omnipotent, which has wrought a mighty change in us, or in our hearts, that we have no more disposition to do evil, but to do good continually.

If you read it, the Spirit will impess upon you the truth.
We are king Benjamin, and our investigators are his people. If they listen and ponder and study and pray, the Spirit will show them the truth.
Faith unto repentance, unto baptism and receiving the holy ghost.

Con abrazos,
Elder Shaeffer

Sorry, no pictures this week, I didn’t get that many crazy photos or bring my cord for it this morning…

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