Elder Clifford is serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Mexico Guadalajara East from August of 2014 to July of 2016.

E a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to Mexico Guadalajara East from August of 2014 to July of 2016.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Week Seventy Four

There was no time for a letter from Elder Clifford this week, but luckily we were messaged these pictures from Sister Egginton so all is not lost!

"Leadership Council today... Love this Elder!!!"

She also posted some additional pictures from the Leadership Council on the Mission facebook page:


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  2. Hi there my name is Ximena Feliciano and I consider myself lucky enough to be born in a mormon family, unfortunately some of my relatives (such as my beloved nephew) have lost their faith. So in order to make him remember his Communion with the Holy Spirit and our Heavenly Father -since he is no longer a member of the church- I showed him several blogs where young men shared their testimonies of the gospel, and that's how we came across this beautiful and inspiring blog of yours.

    However, this quote might be a little inappropriate: "Dear Colby i love you. is there a zoo in mexico? there,s 1 oregon. do you live in a house? there,s some in oregon. love charlie.

    haha thanks charlie. i think that mexico is kind of like a zoo in general sometimes but yes there is a zoo here i think. yes i live in a house, tiny apartment thing place.
    love elder clifford".

    To me this is not a big deal at all and I'm sure your boy didn't mean any harm with his comments, but unfortunately my nephew is a little bit sensitive about these things and he was very upset about that. You see, he was working in the U.S. until his visa expired but since he still had to support his family down here in Mexico, he still continued working in Arizona until he was deported. It was a very humilliating experience for him.

    I know that there is a cultural shock and the work of a missionary is very stressful, I was a missionary myself a few years back and I have nothing but good things to say about the country I served. So my advice would be to be more sensitive about these things, especially in today's world. I know there are gonna be elections in America very soon and then we have people like Donald Trump, or the not-so-new Arizona law and all of that, so let's not pretend we don't have any racial tension between americans and mexicans wether we like it or not.

    I write this to you because my nephew was extremely upset and he started to rant about the missionaries, the church, he was saying we, as mormons, were bigots so this is my desperate attempt to make realize this couldn't be further from the truth and hopefully restore his testimony. Sorry for my broken English., I served a mission in an English-speaking country but haven't practiced in 2 decades. God bless you, your beautiful family and your gorgeous kids serving a mission, I can assure you that their faith will grow even more when this wonderful experience is over and they will received blessings from Heavenly father

    1. Ximena,
      Thank you so much for sharing with us. I think that there may be a language confusion here. It is common in the U.S. to refer to a place as a zoo that is very busy. Our son has told us many times how busy and industrious the people are, so when he said it was like a zoo, he meant that everyone is always very busy. I know he in no way meant to offend anyone, and I am very sorry your nephew was offended by his words.


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