This week was the hardest week of my mission by far, but I feel great! Its hard to explain, but I'll do my best. We've been re-building a way that transfers can be done more effectively while still being a spiritually uplifting experience for everyone who attends. We've been helping President with transfers the best that we can, trying to give suggestions on who could possibly go where.. this of course is coupled by lots of prayer and fasting to do our best to discern where the Lord would have them go. We have been getting all housing, cars, and phones to the area where they need to be in this next transfer. It's been crazy. In addition to all of that, we had to do multiple training's this week for the Irvine stake "Missionary Training Experience" which was basically like a youth conference MTC role play thing (That was pretty sweet). We've been preparing for a visit by Elder Hamula of the Quorum of the Seventy on Friday, and all of this is going on while trying to proselyte in our area. This brings me to the title of this email:
Thank you so much Mom and Dad for all you do for me! I love and appreciate you! And I hope everyone has a great week this week!
P.S. This is the new mission president and his wife and their bio....They start their service on July 1. 2016. A factoid about lds mission presidents. They donate their time for three (3) years. The church does not pay their way. Typically they are retired and have no children at home (Not always though). They can be called anywhere in the world.
Samuel Wayne Clark Jr., 64, and Elizabeth Barton Clark, four children, Monument Park 11th Ward, Salt Lake Monument Park Stake: California Irvine Mission, succeeding President Von D. Orgill and Sister Sherri Orgill. The Clarks currently serve as area public affairs specialists. Brother Clark is a former Area Seventy, stake president, bishop, high councilor, ward Young Men president and missionary in the French East Mission. President, Dale Barton Agency. Born in Salt Lake City to Samuel Wayne Clark and Ruby Lloyd Maughan Clark.
Sister Clark serves in a ward Relief Society presidency and is a former stake Relief Society presidency counselor, ward Young Women president, ward Relief Society, Young Women, Primary presidency counselor and gospel doctrine teacher. Born in Salt Lake City to Eliot Dale Barton and Mary Elizabeth Moreton Barton.