December 3, 2018


San Marcos, Ocotepeque, Honduras (San Marcos Branch)


Elder Clement


Hey que hay?! Una buena semana! No puedo creer que ya estamos en Diciembre. ¿Voló el año no? This week I hit 1 year in the mission which is crazy!!! Per tradition, I burned an old shirt that had a huge ink stain on it (pics included). I can't believe that it's already been a year. It flew by super fast. But I'm so grateful for all that I've learned this past year and I'm hoping to learn even more in the year to come! The mission is amazing and I'm so grateful for our Father in Heaven and his love for us. If it wasn't for Him I never would be out here and I wouldn't be having all of the experiences that I'm currently having. It's been a pretty good week here in San Marcos.

We had our Zone Conference and it was amazing! We talked a lot about Chapter 26 of Alma in the Book of Mormon. We focused in verse 22 that lists 4 requirements to having success in missionary work. Ammon declares that he that repenteth of his sins, exerciseth faith, bringeth forth good works, and prayeth continually without ceasing, to such it will be given to bring thousands of souls unto repentance. We talked about each requirement and how we can better work here in the mission. I love zone conferences they're super fun.

We've run into a few more difficulties with the work here in San Marcos but we're working through it. We're super excited for the Light the World program. Here in Honduras we are having a Family Home Evening each night with a member family to get them pumped about sharing the light of Christ. We have our first family home evening today at 5:00 pm it's going to be awesome. We're excited to see the effect that this program and extra effort from every member will have on the community here. This is my first Christmas out in the field and it's really crazy hot outside LOL. Definitely doesn't feel like the normal Christmas but we're excited to experience all of the Honduran, or Catracho traditions. We'll also see who's leaving San Marcos on December 11th. I think it'll be me just because I've been here for so long but you never know what's going to happen on transfer day.

Yesterday we had the opportunity to teach one of our investigators Lionel. He works for a Dairy company and all day he drives a truck, delivering the product to a bunch of cities in Honduras. He works 16 hour days and works every day but Sunday. But he loves coming to church and when he comes we teach him. We've been teaching him for about a month and yesterday we talked to him about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is his first time in his life going to a church but he says he's felt a difference in his life listening to us and coming to church. He also told us of his experience in praying about the Book of Mormon. He received an answer and says that he knows that it's true. We challenged him to baptism and he accepted. He's going to think about his own date to get baptized but it was such a spiritual lesson. I'm so grateful that God touched his heart.

I'm loving it out here and I'm so grateful for all of your love and support. Have a great week!

Elder Ludlow


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