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The Life of a Missionary

Merry Christmas! 

So this week I thought was a pretty good week, mostly because we were given a car for 2 weeks. Since the missionaries going home this transfer left on Friday to be home for Christmas there are some extra cars for a couple weeks and we got one! it was just in time for the 6 inches of snow too so that was perfect. And the snow doesn't really effect driving at all here its crazy! It's nothing like the ice back home.

Something funny happened this week. We went to have dinner with the youngs on Wednesday night and we were going at like 7 because her husband works late and he had to get off early just to make that time work, but when we got there sister young answered the door and said that her husband had forgotten and he just barely left his office. So we thought we would just have to find a different dinner since we can't be in the house with her and their little kids, but then she said that she had already set everything up on the table and gotten it ready f…

Fun, Slow and Crazy!

Hi Everyone,

This week was super fun, slow, and crazy. I'll start with the crazy cause it's my favorite story from this week. So we went on exchanges with the zone leaders and I went to their area and elder Otterstrom stayed in our area, we mostly just went around meeting some people that had been taught only once or twice before and one guy that we stopped by named Gary was supposed to just be your "normal" investigator but after we started talking to him he told us how he actually dropped the whole Christianity thing a while ago mostly because "there's no one listening when we pray... that's just how it is", So we talked to him a little bit about that and then he said he's just on a different path now and so we asked him what path that is and he told us he found this amazing thing where you can train your body to go to sleep but your spirit is still awake and you can actually leave your body and travel through space or around the world or jus…

Light of the World

Let’s start with the best experience this week. So a guy in our ward, Spencer Hill, asked us to go with him to talk to/teach his neighbor Richard who loves to talk about Jesus and anything related to Jesus. So we went with Spencer on tuesday and when this guy opened the door me and Elder Otterstrom had to keep ours jaws from dropping cause this guy had arms like bowling balls, and then the second thing we noticed is that the spirit was practically already there. I mean this guy was genuinely just an amazing spiritual person. We got to know him a little bit. He has a wife and a 3 year old girl that were out shopping. He’s a deacon in his church, he’s 50 years old, he’s gone from a normal life to homeless to now having a Ferrari in his garage, so he’s seen a lot through his life and most of the time i felt like he was teaching me about Jesus and the gospel. He even mentioned once how he believes that there are different heavens, and another time he talked about how the godhead is three …

My First Few Days: The Best Of Both Worlds

Hey Everybody!

There's a lot to talk about when you get thrown into the deep end of trying to help people have salvation and eternal life as your day job... and night job. I titled this the best of both worlds because it definitely has been, we will start with the rough. My first day (Wednesday) I got to the mission office and we had our orientation and everything and then we met our companions and mine is Elder Otterstrom and when I asked him how our area is he said "I'm not sure, we are sweeping (white washing) so it's new to both of us" and I was just like "oh no, how is this gonna turn out when I'm still confused about how to do a door approach." But that still wasn't too bad because I knew the Lord has a plan and a reason for sending me there. So then I asked him if we were just going to drive down to Parker once the meeting was over and he told me that we were going to be dropped off by the AP's (assistants to the Mission President) be…


Hey Mamma,

   That's a very good point about being able to talk through the spirit, I have felt that many times already and I am very grateful for that gift that God has given us. I definitely have been telling him everything as I go through the many emotional rollercoasters here. The grace that Jesus Christ has for us missionaries is amazing. I watch someone come to the MTC extremely homesick and within days they are feeling so much better and just can't wait to get to the field. Some of the new Elders have come to Elder Tonga and me as if we are counselors and we never have much to tell them but they somehow take it and apply it to their own lives and are able to change their perspective with the huge help of the Holy Ghost.

Something cool that my district is doing is a pilot program for emailing and skyping our investigators while we are in the MTC. We are able to check our email every day whenever we want as long as it's not class time because we have to email our &quo…

The Lord's Hand

During the first few days of the MTC, Elder Sam Cluff become the District Leader and has been thriving. His MTC companion is Elder Tonga.

Here is the second email we got from him on Friday. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hey Mamma!

I was actually telling my district about how it's Lucas' birthday and he's one of the people I miss the most, his face really cheers me up, though. I can't wait till I get to see him again and run around outside. I did hear that she (McCall's Brother's wife) had her baby but I haven't heard if she's healthy and if everything is okay, Addie has been sending me a lot of dear elders so I've been able to look forward to that most days but it feels like a month or two in between Fridays. But I know that will soon get easier as well as the fears for my family and my beautiful girlfriend. I hope I get to see Addie's grandparents on Tuesday …

Introducing Elder Sam Cluff

Welcome back!! 

This blog has been redesigned for you to read about the mission experience of the Three Cluff Brothers

This blog started with David Cluff when he served in the Utah Salt Lake City and Utah Salt Lake City East Mission from April 2012-2014. You will also find some letters from Colton Cluff who served in England London South Mission from April 2013-2015. The last of the three is Sam Cluff who just left today to serve in the Colorado Denver North Mission.  Sam's letters may not be regular weekly updates and his two brothers might share some thoughts from time to time. 

Without further delay, introducing our newest missionary, Elder Sam Cluff! He left today for the MTC (Missionary Training Center) where he will be training for the next few weeks! 

We hope you will enjoy taking a look around the blog and feel free to write to Elder Cluff (on the right of the blog).