Still in Nanaimo for now

Still in Nanaimo for now
Elder Samis on the ferry

Monday, 18 August 2014

August 18, 2014 - Nanaimo South


The summer is drawing near it's close, but that hasn't stopped the weather from being nice. We also finally have some great news outside of Kevin and Bruce's progression towards their baptism.

As we were emailing at the church last week, we got a call from a non-member named Bob who was requesting some assistance with a move from his apartment on Wednesday. He's related to a member in our ward and we happily agreed to help out. The move itself lasted quite a while. Bob's daughter, wife and mother were all there, but it made things a little tricky because Bob had to follow us wherever we went due to our rule about being alone with someone of the opposite gender. He had a bit of a chuckle when we told him that we couldn't be alone with a woman in the same room but he agreed.

We helped out with the move from 12:00pm until 3:00pm to take a dinner break and then to teach Kevin. We agreed with them that we would come back for the last hour. After lifting out the last few heavier items in the truck, the Whites gave us 3 boxes of food and a Tim card for each of us as a reward! I almost cried when I saw how much food they were giving us and I couldn't thank them enough! It's people like this that will always have a special place in my heart.

Yesterday we contacted a couple of former investigators from over a year ago, a young couple named Eduardo and Ashley. Eduardo was working on his pick up and kind of preoccupied, but Ashley seemed quite happy to see us. They were apparently taught around a year ago and became too busy to have time to meet with the elders at the time. Eduardo will be gone for a couple weeks at work in the north but they were more then happy to have us come back and teach them once he got back. 

Later that night we talked to a homeless guy while street contacting downtown named Randy. He was looking for a place to stay. We'll be seeing him tonight and teaching him under an underpass so that could be interesting... Perhaps our teaching pool is about to become a little deeper. :) That's all for now! Glad the family had a good trip down to the states. Also happy 50th Dad! Your the best teacher I know and you taught me a lot as I've grown. Enjoy summer while it lasts everyone!


Elder Maclean Samis

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