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, February 1, 2016

Week Seventy Eight




Happy Lunes to the family! 

I hope that you have all had a great week! This week was a pretty great week. 

We had many experiences and saw many miracles! One of those was learning by the spirit! Its hard sometimes to admit or learn or see that the spirit is the real teacher here. Sometimes as a teacher I just want to talk and talk and talk and say all of the things that I know but honestly its not about that. Its all about the preparation that one puts into the teaching first off. You have to study hard, the people you are teaching have to study hard, and then you have to create a spiritual place where the spirit can touch the hearts of those present. Then you need some good interaction. You've gotta get everyone involved and participating, meditating the things that are being said. I probably won't say anything very important right, but what's important, is that they recognize the things that they are learning from what I do say. That they share them, so that others may learn and that they can then see that they are receiving spiritual impressions. Then you have to invite them to act upon what they have felt. If I want someone to change I need to invite them very specifically to change. If I want them to do something, it must be said specifically. Afterwords you've gotta check and see how it went. But either way, the spirit will do things in the way he will do things. There is no special checklist to have the spirit present in your life, or in your lessons or anywhere really. But if we humbly and hopefully invite him, willing to receive and act, he will come. I hope that this is applicable as it is what I felt like writing this week. 

Have a good week and don't do stupid things! 

Love you guys,

Elder Clifford



The pictures are from a pday trip they made to Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park right there in Uruapan.  It sounds amazing.  It is in the northwestern part of the city and completely surrounded by city development.  There is a permanent mercado, where they sell all kinds of touristy things as well as street corn and tacos.  The water is the Cupatitzio River, whose name means the river who sings.  Elder Clifford said it was so beautiful there and an incredible park.









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