Dearest Mother Dear, Papa Bear, Jeffrey, Riley, Kyle, Austin, Family, Friends, whoever...
This is Elder Clark reporting on my first Preparation day at the MTC! I love you soooo much! Thank you so much Mom and Dad for your wonderful example! You are the BEST PARENTS EVER! I want to quickly share with you my testimony because it has grown more in this short period of time than it ever has during the span of my life. I KNOW that Heavenly Father is there and he is closer to me than he has ever been. He is not even far at all but he is right here with me. The spirit of the MTC is amazing because it truly is a marvelous work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man! This is the Lords work and because I am representing him I can feel the love that he has for every single one of his children and it's amazing how much love i feel for everyone, missionaries, investigators, especially my district, and of course EVERYONE! I LOVE IT HERE and this is an inspired work!
I first will share the experiences I have had on Sunday... Because this was probably the biggest growing moment of my life! First of all my companion is Elder A. going to Tucson, Arizona and we get along really well even though he is the complete opposite personality of me... So basically the calls were arranged and I was made as District Leader I believe so that was truly amazing and I learned on a first hand basis how the Lord can work in Mysterious ways! I also knew this because I had an overwhelming love for my District. But anyways, Im about to go to the temple really soon so I can't write too much more, but I also have been able to teach these investigators about the church but one in particular I truly believe that my companion and I were the exact people who he needed to meet with because we had the most AMAZING conversation about God and Christ and the spirit was sooooooooo strong and he was like, PLEASE COME BACK! WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CHRIST MORE! So that was really cool... Hes a mountain man named B:) The teaching is hard however but I'm gaining trust in the spirit so its working out a lot better! But most truly I completely love it here and I Know that everything is possible through Christ without a doubt in my mind and I'm excited to share the amazing news of the Gospel with everyone! I love you all so much and I know that this service will bless you and me as well so I'm really happy to be helping you maybe! I pray for you every day and I have the strongest testimony of prayer and Guidance by the spirit its soooooo awesome! Also it was really cool to be an answer to another elders prayer in my room because I had an overwhelming feeling of love for him one night and I knew he was awake because I sneezed and he blessed me :) but anyways apparently he had been praying for comfort and I felt this love for him and said "Elder C You will be an amazing missionary and I love you" So that was really cool when I heard it was an answer to his prayers the next day!
Anyways I must go however I love you! and Im drinking a juice, chocolate milk, and a banana with everysingle meal so i thought that was kinda a fun tradition :) I love you! Kick Bum in life Ill get back to you next week! Hopefully with more info!