Still in Nanaimo for now

Still in Nanaimo for now
Elder Samis on the ferry

Monday, 22 September 2014

September 15, 2014 - Area 2: Clearbrook

Another week gone, and the first full week in the 2nd area of my mission. How crazy does it feel that I'm a third of the way done already?? Pretty scary! The weather has continued to be great here in Abbotsford. It hasn't rained a drop since I arrived and there has been no snow either for that matter. :)

 So glad we have a washer and dryer in our apartment now. I just love our new suite! Now we can actually have a fun pday! We played some soccer last week in the field over by the Siek temple which is just accross the street from our church. The north west part of our area is like 98% East Indian and almost everyone has a huge house.

On Tuesday morning we helped out a member of the ward named brother B. We loaded up his truck and he took us out for lunch before he drove out to his new place in Chillawack. Then we hurried off to Langley for our zone meeting.

On Wednesday we had a district meeting in Chillawack. Our district leader, Elder Maura is awesome! He's from New Zealand and has been out for only 3 months! The fact that he's so new and a great leader is really admirable. His companion, Elder Koanohi is a greeny from Hawaii.    

As for teaching, we've been working with Chris who has lost his baptisimal date for the time being. We taught him the word of wisdom. He likes the idea but isn't too sure about the coffee thing yet. He still deffinately has real intent though. We ate dinner with a member named Brother G. He's from Quebec and he has a daughter. He invited a former investigator named Myriah, who is Native and has a couple of young children. She's been taught by missionaries in the past but over the past few months has gone through some personal struggles. She's rock solid and is sure to be baptised once we've taught her everything.  

Friday night we ate at Jeremy's place. He told us a bunch of wacky stories about his mission in Japan and we had some great laughs. Jeremy is crazy, but in the best way possible. His 4 teenaged kids have been out of school due to the big strike here in BC so they must get bored around the house all day. It seem to be a treat to them whenever we go over for a visit.  

We've had 6 meal appointments this week. I don't seem to be getting fat yet but we'll have to see how long that will last!  If I do gain weight, it may be for the better anyways. :P  Beacuse our apartment is so big, there's a lot you can do for workouts which is nice.

Well it's been a great start to the new area. Elder Lamb has only been in the area for 7 weeks but he knows everyone it seems. He's quite the popular guy around the ward. The members just love him! He's done a fine job helping me adjust to this new area and I'm really thankful for that. Hope everyones been having a good week at this new year of school. Talk to you all nest Monday!


Elder Maclean Samis 


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