Clarice Harrison, a native of Orem, Utah is answering a call to serve the Lord in the Yekaterinburg Russia Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the next 18 months. She will be inviting people in Russia to come unto Christ.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

2011 December 5

This week was a good week. First off we saw a lot of progress with our investigator S. He finally after working with missionaries for about 5 months got enough will power to quit smoking this last week. And he also finally connected the fact that when he drinks he smokes. So he hasn't been drinking either. This is really exciting for him. He looks a lot better and is acting a lot happier. He has even brought up baptism himself. We think that since he quit smoking he has gained more self confidence. He has been insisting that Sis Whiting and Sis Dawson will have to come back for his baptism (the sisters that taught him before us). It is good that he is talking so confidently about his baptism now, but we have to help him realise that he still should get baptised even if the sisters can't be in town for it. It was actually kind of a miracle with quiting smoking. He told us that he prayed one night for help that he could quit smoking and the next day someone stole his credit cards so that he could not even buy cigarettes.

We found out this week that V's husband has cancer. She hasn't been able to even answer the phone really because she has to be in the hospital with him and she is not aloud to answer her phone when she is there.
We had a meeting with T this week about faith from Alma 32 and she told us that her heart does not have a place in it to receive the 'seed'. She told us something happened at school, but she didn't tell us exactly what. She is always so very honest with us and always tells us what she is feeling. We both could tell that she was feeling the spirit on the lesson even though she said she wasn't ready right now to accept anything.
We had a really good service opportunity on Saturday. We served some members in the Verhiseski branch and involved a less active member with the service. The service involved dragging a huge bag of clothing across the snow to the less active's house so she could help us clean them. I think everyone came away happier.

If you remember A she has been really busy lately because she is gearing up for her big project that is due at the end of the week about our church. I talked to her on the phone and she said that her teachers told her she shouldn't talk about our church, but she told me she is going to do it anyways. We just pray that the opposition will not grow to be to much for her.

I hope you are all doing well! I can't believe its already almost Christmas. Love you!

Sis Harrison

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