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Sunday, November 24, 2013

To the countryside

What is going on with me you ask? Lots.

I was reading the Aug Liahona and came across this article I really liked. Its written by President Monson and he wrote down four words to live our lives by:
Listen:
I promise you that if we have an ear attuned to the Holy Spirit, if there is a desire for righteousness within our heart, and our conduct reflects that desire, we shall be guided by that Holy Spirit.
Learn:
Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. DC 88:118
Labor:
It’s not enough to wish, it’s not enough to dream, it’s not enough to promise. We must do.
Love:
They do not love that do not show their love. -William Shakespeare
I was reading in Ether Ch 2 verse 3, and found out what 'Deseret' means as in Deseret Industries.
"And they did also carry with them deseret, which, by interpretation, is a honey bee"

This week was transfer and guess what... I got transferred to the countryside!! Im the first American to come here in years!!! Its a place called Erdenet. Its WAYYYY out in the boonies! All the Americans in the city are super jealous. They all have to teach English in the city with their English sponsor but because mine is a church member he doesnt care where I go. Its really awesome! The capital is ridiculous. Tons and tons of cars (you cant even understand how annoying and loud it is. America has nothing on this city!), but the countryside is very peaceful and quite. Its really beautiful!!
Thats all here, love you all
-Elder Clement

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Baptism

гэр бүлээ,
My Family,

My mission is going good. We have a baptism this week. Her name is Enkhmaa, shes in her 20's, and shes been an awesome investigator! We should baptize her this Friday if everything works out alright.

Also I wanted to tell all of you guys about a really awesome member named Otgonbayar. She was baptized as one of the first members of the church in Mongolia! She has no legs (or very small disabled legs), and has to use a wheelchair to get around. Which is really really really hard in Mongolia. Almost all the poor or middle class people rely on buses for transportation and since she is in a wheelchair she cant get on a bus. The church is far from her home and its very very very difficult for her to come, but shes determined. We have since helped her, by coming to her house every Sunday morning and picking her up but even that is difficult for her. The bus travels on rocky uneven ground and the bus sways and shakes, which is hard for someone standing up, but for her and her wheelchair its a scary roller coaster. Her wheelchair will tip up on one wheel then tip backward then tip to the left. Its really scary for her even when we are their to try and help balance her. Her dedication though is steadfast. She WILL come to church, and she WILL partake of the sacrament. 

Also here's a fun thing that comes from teaching English, and learning a new language. You notice patterns and new things about your own language. This is one thing I learned when I was teaching some students about guys' and girls' names. The majority of male names will end in a constant. The remainder will end in a silent vowel. There are very few exceptions like Lee, and Joshua. A majority of female names will end in a vowel, then a very few amount will end in a constant. Fun fact from Mr. Clement.

-Elder Clement

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Life is Good

Family and Friends,
Life here is good. I cant even describe the peace I have felt this week. I don't know if it has come from your prayers or what but this week has been a constant source of peace from the Spirit. Its been really nice.


We are going to have a baptism in two weeks for an awesome investigator so thats pretty cool! She bore her testimony on Fast Sunday a couple of weeks ago and it was AWESOME. She's new and we didn't know her and everyone was kinda just nodding their heads not really paying attention then she ends her testimony with "Oh and Im an investigator". Every head in the audience shot up (including my companion's and I)! Nobody would believe she was an investigator. We all thought she was just an awesome member or something from a different ward. Turns out she was being taught by the wrong missionaries in the wrong area, and she came to the correct ward (our ward) for the first time that week. Shes awesome! I'm really excited. Her name is Enkhmaa.
We also just started teaching a new family two weeks ago, and they came to church both weeks! Im really excited about them, we will probably give them a baptismal date this week!
Here's a little scripture I would like to share. Its D&C 63:9. I've realized as Ive taught about faith, that's its important to remember that we must have faith, before we expect miracles to come.

"But, behold, faith cometh not by signs, but signs follow those that believe."
Sorry for the short email but to end I would like to share a quote from one of our members:
"Marriage is like baptism. As you partake of baptism and marriage you feel like a new person and you become better."
Love you guys,
-Elder Clement