Sunday, September 7, 2014


I'm closing up the mission time pretty soon if you haven't heard...
It's really sad.

I got my travel plans in an email and I'm sure you got my travel plans
also... So if you would like to pick me up sometime that night on
October 1st that'd be alright. If not I've seen enough New Yorkers
wave down a taxi I could probably figure it all out ;)

But hey to look on the extreme positive... I've felt blessed to be
helping the right people, in the right place, and at the right time.
That's definitely something I need to carry on after the mission. Just
simply to be where I'm supposed to be when I'm supposed to be there.

Something I've learned a little about recently is that I don't realize
how involved Heavenly Father is in our lives. Even when it seems to us
like the Holy Ghost isn't prompting us because we aren't having big
noticeable experiences, we are being directed. When you look back in
gratitude(humility) for them you find how much the Spirit has
influenced your thoughts and actions. It is so sweet. When we get
closer and more obedient to the Holy Ghost it really doesn't take a
huge experience for us to go about doing good.

We have been sharing the message in Matthew 11:28-30 often recently.
It's comforting to apply.

So when I offered this old lady to help her carry her groceries she
was super cute and told me that it's helping her build her muscles.
Haha but then she started telling me her life story. It was really
neat. She survived the holocaust. She loves the US because they freed
her concentration camp. She also is very pleased in the opportunity
that America brings. Because everyone has freedom to pursue whatever
they want. Simple rights are taken for granted so often. She had
wanted to become an actor, then when she moved here she was able to be
in some broadway shows. It was super cool to talk to her.

Then that same night I ended up talking to a guy in Spanish for about
an hour. It was a miracle that I was able to understand him at all and
him me.

This week we did a ton of member visits. It has been super fun.
Members here are awesome. Gosh dang it I'm going to miss New York. I
love it. I've been so blessed to serve in this mission. I couldn't
imagine being anywhere else but here with these people I have come to
love. I fear that if I ever meet a New Yorker after the mission they
will feel overwhelmed with how much i talk to them about New York.

Also... As usual... We did quite a bit of office work too... We took
cars places, we went on Brooklyn trips, we were just kinda all over.
Helpin! :)

This truly is the best two years.

Elder Clark

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wow could you believe I'm in the middle of my last transfer?!?!?!

I'm serving in Rego Park again with Elder M (stud) and I am
really loving it. So this is my death place. It's weird. But I'm happy
to be here. It's crazy that I'm in the office again though...

So the work here is going well. Were working but as always in the
office week 1 and 6 are a lot of work... So it will be fun! Even my
last week here!! Woot Woot! It is surreal that I'm coming home so
soon... But anyways. I guess things with Richmond Hill people are
still doing well... That's fun to hear. I'm surprised at how well I
have actually known and missed the members of Rego Park also. It's fun
to be here. I plan to work hard to strengthen the members here. Were
trying to do a lot of short member visits to help them fulfill their
missionary responsibilities.

This week was cool... As you may have read on Facebook from Yoshi...
We visited him and encouraged him to read the Book of Mormon. He
didn't read and then he got a headache and when he actually started to
read his headache went away! That was cool. We got to visit with a few
people that I was working with before so that's been good and fun.

We've been helping Elder B

get cars ready to sell... So that
has been fun and a lot of work.

Honestly though I'm excited to work hard and be diligent and obedient
to go home feeling good.

Elder Clark

This is us in the process of laughing because we tried to hold off a
hole in a tire with wood glue and scotch tape... Were brilliant... It
didn't fully work... As expected. But it was fun!
Sooooo.... This week was alright. But I received some news...

IM GETTING TRANSFERRED TOMORROW! I'm super surprised... I thought this
was my last area... But now for a new adventure for another 6 weeks!!!
Woot Woot! But man I have a lot of stuff... Getting everything home
will be interesting.

So ya I don't know where I'm going or what's gonna be up with the new
area! It maybe could be a return to another old area? Maybe a fun
companion? Ya? That'd be sweet! I can't believe how fast time is
going... I can't believe I have 6 weeks left... It sounds super short
when you compare it to a 2 year mission (2-1/2.....) hahaha.

Regardless I'm really excited! Even though I really really loved
serving in Richmond Hill. It will be a good experience to have a fresh
start again and to have a sense of newness! I love all the fresh
starts in the Gospel. Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ there
truly would be no fresh starts. We would be damned with our mistakes
no matter how little or big they are. But because Heavenly Father knew
this and still loved us he provided us with a Savior, His Only
Begotten Son. What a beautiful plan and expression of love. That is
the message we are sharing. I know it is true. I know that The Lord
loves us enough to have a prophet on the earth holding all the keys
necessary for us to perform those ordinances we need for Salvation.

Sooooo goooooood news... :) I'm going to the qualifying rounds for the
US Open today with the 4 Elders in our district and John!!!!! Woot
Woot! I seriously can't wait... (Fast forward 2 hours) Ha ok nvm...
The US Open website had the wrong date on it so we went and they
weren't open to public until tomorrow... But then we watched a lot of
the qualifying players warm up on the outer courts! That was really
sweet. They are good. I love tennis. It's a great sport. :) haha I'm
excited to play!

This week has been really good in regards to missionary work. I was
able to have the greatest lesson with one of the awesome 17 year olds.
Him and I are good buddies but man he is so faithful. He is loving the
Gospel. I'm so excited for him. People like him are tender mercies on
the mission. :) He is just so stoked to align his will with Gods will.
He literally said that. It was awesome.

Next week I will tell you all about the new area and all!
I love you all!
Thanks for all the prayers and support. I'm excited to come back but
for now... work. and I love it.

Elder Tyler Clark
Hello, my name is Elder Clark.
I love you all!

This week. This week. This week. Well I'll be honest all the weeks
kinda mash together when it comes to my mission. Ha :) I just simply
love it all though.

Today I'm very very grateful for tender mercies. For some reason this
week has been a really solid week because of all the little things
that happened. I am real happy about it! Small things like more
companionship unity than before, more people that I was able to talk
to, better studies, a sweet person we were able to teach, and just
simply things went well and they were fun. We were able to talk to
visit a ton of less actives this week also. This week still had the
struggles of everyday life but the little things and the blessings of
The Lord make a huge difference. We are happy when we have the spirit
because joy is a fruit of the spirit. When we work hard to improve or
do something according to Heavenly Fathers will.

I am just grateful that Heavenly Father directs my life according to
my worthiness. It helps keep me in check. I can be happy no matter
what happens to me as I am living a life worthy of the spirit!

So also... This week I created an extension to the pull up bar we
found so that it could fit our door. It is super cool and now I'm
doing P90X with Elder M in the mornings and if the other elders
want they join in! I'll probably be doing that until I get home... I'm
excited :)

So I love you all!
Elder Clark

Street sweep this week. We took this to the corner of the street and
asked people who God is to them! It was super fun!