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Elder Cleverley reported to the Mission Home Monday, August 22, 2016!
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Elder Kade Adam Cleverley
Edificio Plaza America
Contiguo a Sears, a una cuadra del Mall
Multi Plaza
3 Nivel
Teguicigalpa, Francisco Morazán

Monday, February 19, 2018

My week was absolutely crazy! We have been running around like crazy but it was one of those weeks that ended with a good note. We were able to baptize 4 people this past Saturday. It was so cool and it just was great to see a lot of hard work paid off. I will talk more about that in my voice recording.

 Its super hot right now! Where just starting the hottest months right now so its getting super hot. It was rainy in November and December and there was a point where i was wearing a sweater in the street just because it was cold. I think its just because I've adapted to the climate over here. I think i will die over there when it gets gold to be honest. We will see though.

My companion and i are doing great. I have just loved all my state comps because we like to work in the same way. Like i said we are having success and well its time to put the petal to the metal and find more people Because everybody that we had to get baptized were dunked this last week. Lots of work ahead but we are excited for the challenge.

Monday, February 5, 2018

I am going to start off with a little scripture.  Actually, not a scripture, a quote from President Russell M. Nelson.  It is actually in Spanish but I am going to try to translate it in English for you guys.  It just says, "The Lord has more in mind for you guys than you have for yourself.  You guys have been reserved and kept in order for this time and place."   I just really, really like that phrase he said right there.  You know that he has more in mind for us than we do of ourselves.  I sometime wonder what i want to do and I start thinking of big plans I have and it is so nice to know that our Father in Heaven has even bigger ones for me.  I just have to keep doing his will and keep doing what he wants me to do so that this plan that He has for me can be put into action because I know that God is looking  out for me, ya know.  He's going to put the people in my way that I need to talk to and He's going to help me be able to be a successful person in everything.  I think that is really cool and it can apply to everybody.  God has a plan for every one of us and we might have big plans but God even has bigger plans for us.  We just need to have faith and do His will and all of  the other things will fall into place.  That's my spiritual thought for the week.  Hope you guys like it.

This week has been pretty cool.  We have worked really hard.  We actually got a cool reference.  His name is Hope.  We actually contacted him yesterday and he's like, "yeah, I will go to church!" And he went.  So that was really cool!  We will see the next visit!  We are going to get a date with him so he can get baptized so that should be good as well.  

Today was really cool.  We had testimony meeting today.  It was really cool.  We all shared our testimonies.  Actually, one of converts, Lindsey, got up and shared her testimony.  She was a little nervous at first.  I was encouraging her.  She finally went and after you could tell that her heart was so happy and that was good to see.  She says things really simply like, "I know the Book of Mormon is true.  I know that this is true church,  I am so glad that God has helped me be able to know this gospel.  I know that He loves me."  Just little things like that but you could just see that it came from her heart.  That was just a really cool experience and when she got back she just thanked me for everything and that was a really cool moment for me because she literally told me "man i just didn't think a gringo was going to baptize me.  I always had in mind that a Latino was going to baptize me."  And I was like, "Oh? Really?"    She's like, "Yeah, but when you got here I just felt the love that you have for me and I can just feel that you just never gave up on me."  Because she's actually been receiving the missionaries for quite some time now and she said they would come for a little bit and then leave.  They wouldn't come back.  She just felt that I didn't give up on her.  She just thanked me so much for that and I was like, "no, thank you!"  I know that God has put me in this area to be able to help her out so that was just really cool so I am just really glad that I have been able to know Lindsey.  

We actually had a meeting with the Stake President today.  We talked about how we could help the missionaries and their wards do better so that we can have more success as a church organization here.  We talked about some really interesting things and are hoping that we are going to be able to inspire the zones so they can start working with members more because we feel like that's a thing that the missionaries can do better.  So that we can help the members stay active and help converts keep going to church.  

I did get my package.  Thank you for the jerky and the Hersheys!  We just had Christmas here as our packages just got here!  We are eating lots of little treats right now.  We are good for the next week or two on goodies.

Tomorrow we are going to the Picacho.  That's the Jesus statue that has his hands open to all the city.  Elder Michael and I aren't super excited to go but that is what the zone wants to do so we are happy to go to help them out so they can feel happy and ready to work this next coming week.  That's about it.  I hope you guys are good.  Love you guys! Have a good week! 

OK - well - I just replayed my message and learned that my English has gotten pretty bad but I guess that is what happens when you don't speak English very a long time.  But me and my companion, we actually speak English but we say some pretty funny things in English.  The other day my companion actually said "and for the such".  And I said, "and for the such, what kind of English is that?"!  It is kind of funny.  It is common words that we say in Spanish.  We say it in the Spanish way but in English words.   It doesn't really have sense but we understand each other so it is kind of fun.  I remember my first video call with Justin he said he was going to pay someone to teach me English when I get home.  I think it might be a good idea.  I think you guys can get the point.  At least you will understand what i wanted to say.  Just wanted to say that.  Love ya!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Well, this week was a good one.  We started off the week with a zone get together.  It was like 3 or 4 zones.  I think i told you guys last week that we had to prepare a talk for all of the missionaries.  So that was good and we actually did really good.  It was really cool.  We knocked it out pretty fast last Monday so we could start playing a couple of sports.  That was nice.  There wasn't too much that passed this week honestly.  Just a normal week - working - looking for people.  We received quite a few references that we have been contacting lately and we are hoping that they can keep on progressing.  We have a lot of people right now that are progressing.  It is actually kind of hard to keep up with all of them.  We are like, "Uh, where do we have to go?"  So that's a good feeling when we have people to teach.  We do have a super cool activity because we are going to the President's house and we are inviting the investigators and he is going to give a Family Home Evening.  We are pumped.  It is going to be so cool.  I don't even know what his house looks like.  I only know one of his sons.  I think we are going to be getting to know the rest of his family so that will be really cool.  We are hoping this will help our investigators progress as well.  It should be a good one.  It will be a good email the next week that is coming.  It will be cool.  I am excited to see what is going to happen.  We are going to play some soccer and planning a trip as a zone.  We are doing good and loving life.  Hope you guys, too, are loving life.  Love ya     

Monday, January 22, 2018

hey my companion has a voice recorder! It makes things a lot easier. have a good week!

Monday, January 15, 2018

I have a new companion he is from Utah! His name is elder Michael and we are just having a blast. This past week the ward had 3 little 8 year olds who where ready to get baptized and they all asked me baptize them so it was really cool to see them and how happy they where to make the decision to get baptized.

thats about this week 

Elder Cleverley

Click below to hear Kade's audio message from today: