Still in Nanaimo for now

Still in Nanaimo for now
Elder Samis on the ferry

Monday, 21 April 2014

April 21, 2014 - Nanaimo South


Happy Easter everybody! What a remarkable week of miracles it's been! This week we managed to find 9 new investigators and set 4 baptismal dates! It's not something to brag about since without God our numbers would not have been possible to reach in what I can say has been the greatest week on my mission so far!

On Tuesday we taught a Native couple named Shawn and Violet. They investigated the church before I came out on my mission but eventually stopped. We were able to meet up with them once again and they seem to really want to be baptized! We set a date with them for May 24 and although they said they would be out of town that weekend, they wanted to start coming to church.

Elmer is continuing to progress. We saw him on Tuesday and set a date with him for May 24 as well after teaching him the plan of salvation. He came to church this Sunday and he really enjoyed it. He loves having us teach him and he's very excited about being baptized!  

We ALSO set another baptismal date with a First Nations woman named Tanya who happens to be the niece of a recent convert Brother M. On Friday we took Brother M to an appointment with an investigator who blew off their appointment. He told us about Tanya and that she happened to live near by. We went to visit her and she said that she was a former investigator that was taught by one of my zone leaders. She never went to church but she was having a lot of personal struggles. She said that things went "bad" after she stopped meeting with the missionaries. We taught her a bit about the gospel of Jesus Christ. We taught her again on Tuesday and we set a baptismal date on (you might have guessed it) May 24!! :) She came to church as well yesterday and enjoyed the meetings!

Another incredible thing that happened came Sunday night while Elder Lawter and I went tracting. We approached a young First Nations couple and as soon as we said "hello" The young woman said "Hey, can I have a book?" After hesitating for a stunned moment I asked "You mean the Book of Mormon?" "Yeah." She replied. "My Grandma belongs to the Community of Christ and I'd like to read from it." I had no idea that there were Frist Nations people that belonged to that church but boy was that ever a cool thing to be told! We continued to talk to them and we found out their names were Jackie and Jarome and that they lived on an Indian Reserve near Ladysmith! We said a prayer with them and made plans to visit them this Friday.  

That sums up the week! I hope all of you have enjoyed this Easter weekend and have turned your thoughts to the Savior and all he has done for us.

With love from,

Elder Maclean Samis



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