November 12, 2018


San Marcos, Ocotepeque, Honduras (San Marcos Branch)


Elder Clement

Yo: "Español!" 👍 Elder Clement: "No Gracias 😂"

Ha sido una semana muy buena! Estoy aprendiendo mucho y estoy muy agradecido por estar aquí. We're starting to see more and more success here in San Marcos so that's been super cool. We did Exchanges this week, on Wednesday with Elder Palomo and Elder Silva from my District and then on Friday with our Zone Leaders, Elder Carreón and Elder Silva. We will be doing exchanges with the other companionship in my District: Elder Garay and Elder Ence. I really enjoy companion exchanges they're super fun.

To explain the title: We're working super hard on Spanish with Elder Clement and sometimes he'll try to say something in English and I'll say, "Español" telling him that we need to change back to Spanish. He then in a serious voice the other day responded, "No Gracias" and I burst out laughing haha it was awesome so that's his new thing when I tell him to speak Spanish, he says "No thanks" and it's pretty funny.

We had a miracle this week! In the beginning of the week we got a call from the Branch President, President Fajardo, and he told us that he had received a call from one of the members in the ward named Tania and that her brother wanted to get baptized. The cool thing is that her brother is José Ramirez, who we were teaching for a long time! I don't know if I wrote about him here much but we were visiting him for a good while but we stopped visiting because he wasn't making progress. But we've taught him everything and he comes to church almost every single week. Apparently this week a leader from the stake talked to him and gave him some counsel and José felt the spirit touch his heart and he knew he needed to get baptized. So now we will be visiting him this week to see how everything goes and then on Saturday he will be baptized! I'm so excited for him. It was amazing to see how the Lord works through others to touch people's hearts. It fills my soul with joy to know that he will be able to make a covenant with God and start on the path to eternal life.

On Friday in our exchanges with the Zone Leaders I learned so much and I'm so grateful for them and for their leadership. I spent the majority of the day with Elder Carreón, from Puebla, México. He actually spent 4 years in the states where my dad grew up in Camarillo, California and went to the same high school as my dad. He just finished one year in the mission and him and I go home together next November. He has learned a lot in his mission and has been a great example to me. He taught me many lessons on Friday and I'm trying to apply what he taught me and it's helping me a ton to be more happy and more dedicated in the Lord's work. I'm so grateful for him and his leadership here in the mission.

I feel like changes are coming up super fast! On December 11 we have changes and it seems like time is really flying. We're still not exactly sure who's leaving but it's probably going to me. I'm loving it here in Honduras and I'm so grateful for the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'll talk a little bit more about some of our new investigators next week! Love you all and have a great week!

Elder Ludlow


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