Week 3 ” I wouldn’t be here, sleeping on a concrete slab of a bed if I didn’t know this church was true.”


Hola!!!

It’s been an awesome week and it went super fast so that’s exciting!! I have about 2 and a half weeks left so I’m pretty excited about that. I still love being a missionary even though I haven’t really taught anyone anything… the CCM is fun though. I love my teachers a lot. 

    We got to hear Elder Ballard and Elder Cook speak from the Provo MTC this week. They both said they didn’t prepare anything specific which I thought was super interesting. They both did super good it was very good to hear their talks.
Yesterday was Mexican independence day. It was so cool. We had a big celebration and now I’m a Mexican. I bleed green, white and red. 

     I went to the temple this morning. I love the temple and I feel such a strong spirit in there. Ive been praying a lot to feel the spirit stronger and its working. I had such a spiritual week and i can always feel the spirit with me. 

    I’m getting really close with couple different Elders and I’m so happy about that. This short six week period means so much to me. I’m learning and growing with my district everyday. Its such a good experience

     This week I’ve just had an overwhelming feeling of love for being a missionary. I know there are going to be hard times, and there already have been some, but through all of them I just love being a missionary. Its so incredible to actually feel the mantle of being a missionary. I didn’t think that there would be a different feeling, but I really can feel that I am a representative of Jesus Christ. 
     Another thing that has just been so good is how often i get to read the Book of Mormon. I’m so much more focused and I love it. I know that its true. I dont really know who reads these emails, but if you dont know if the Book of Mormon is true, pick it up and read it and you’ll know. Its such a blessing in my life especially as a missionary. 

     I’m loving this experience more and more everyday. I’m so excited to go and serve in Guadalajara. Its going to change my life and I’m so excited. 

     I wouldn’t be here, sleeping on a concrete slab of a bed if I didn’t know this church was true. But I am, and the concrete slab doesn’t get any more comfortable. I can do all things through 

Christ though. Love you all, be safe and have a good week!!!

Elder Cluff

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District 12A
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Looking rowdy at the CCM
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Elder Cluff and Ricketts
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The whole district cerebrating a birthday
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Elder Cluff and Christensen
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The life of a missionary
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Handsome Elder
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Companions
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The District
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Elder Cluff and Ricketts at the Mexico City temple

Week 2-” I love that my prayers have been answered so clearly here.”

Hey everybody!! How is everyone doing? I miss a lot of you like crazy, but I’m really starting to love being a missionary. The CCM is so fun, but also very boring lol. My teachers are the best though I love them. Hermano Trejo and Hermana Salazar. They are totally dating but they wont tell any of us. Thursday was Hermano Trejos birthday and we straight raided the Tienda and bought everything for him. We filled up a huge box of all his favorite candy and gave it to him. He was so so excited. At the end of the day when he was about to go home we all took our ties off and gave them to him (dont worry it wasn’t one of my favs) and he almost started to cry. He was SO grateful and it made me so excited to serve these humble people.
Spanish is coming along. I can teach all the lessons fairly well and I can understand almost anything somebody says to me. Its so cool. I love Spanish. I also memorized the first vision this week.
Not a ton of exciting things have happened this week, but I’m really starting to get into the flow and enjoying it. Sunday was a little hard and i was super annoyed all day but I’m working on it. I can feel the Lord changing me and molding me everyday into the person I need to be on this mission. I’m doing my best to become more humble and loving.
Ive gotten really close with Elder Christensen from St George this week. Love that guy. We shave together every night. Our whole district in general is really close and I love them all.
This week my favorite thing I studied was Alma:32. Its all about faith, and I loved it because its not always easy to know what kind of faith you have, and if your faith is growing. I loved reading it because it really answered some of my prayers as to where I am with my own personal faith. I know faith is one of the most important things in this gospel. It is the first principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I cant wait to share that with the people in Guadalajara.
My companion and I get along great and we haven’t had any trouble. Keep praying for his Spanish though. Its okay, I put our companionship on my back during lessons and its fine.
Ive made a lot of friends here and I love the spirit I feel here. I love that my prayers have been answered so clearly here. I love how its easy to get along with everyone. I love that I get to learn this new language everyday and I can feel Christ helping me. I love being a missionary, and I love being a member of this true church.
Thank you everyone for letters and packages. They make my entire week. I love you all and i pray for you guys often.
This week is Mexican Independence Day. Pray for the Mexicans to be quiet.
Love you all,
Elder Cloof
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Elder Cluff looking dapper
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Elder Cluff and Elder Knight his companion from Orem
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Elder Cluff and Christensen- Shaving buddies
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CCM basketball courts
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Elder Cluff at the Mexico temple