Still in Nanaimo for now

Still in Nanaimo for now
Elder Samis on the ferry

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

April 27, 2015 - Area 3: Campbell River

The Boomerang Effect

Well its been another good week though things are once again slowing down. I'd like to begin with a beautiful shot of Rebecca Spit from our trip to Quadra Island last P day.

On top of that, we had a dinner scheduled on Brother Watson's Buffalo farm where we ate Asian water buffalo steaks! THAT my family and friends was perhaps the best meat I've ever had! After dinner, Brother Watson gave us a little tour of the ranch. He has quite a few wood bison and water buffalo. He also recently brought in a few pigs. Then he took us to his farm meat shop where he gave us jerky, bacon, and pepperoni. All made from Bison!  

What happened the day after was quite discouraging. To our disappointment, we called Mary Tuesday morning to set another appointment with her and she said that she talked to her mom about her investigation and she came to the conclusion that she didn't want to be baptized into the church because she had already been baptized into her own. 

That same day, we got another text from Britaini who told us that she was dealing with some personal troubles and needed to take a step back from our contact with her while she has some personal time with the Lord and she would contact us if she was led to us... We know what that reaction gets you 9.5 times out of 10... 

After those 2 heart breakers, we went on a blitz exchange with the Powell River Elders. Elder Heiner and Elder Haskins were together and something was giving Elder Heiner a strong impression to go to GNC to talk to Britaini. Sure enough, she was there and very happy to see them. Since Elder Haskins is a marine, Elder Heiner was big into football, and Britaini turns out to be a heavy lifter herself, the 3 of them got involved in a series of conversations about working out, protein supplements, and Jesus! It just shows you what you can do when you have similar interests.

Indeed, Britaini has somehow once again boomeranged her way back into our teaching pool, this time with a lot of intent! We'll be seeing her this Thursday and teach her at a pace that will make her feel as comfortable as possible. Elder Whited and I meanwhile tracted much of that day and found a potential. 

During the same exchange, Haskins and Heiner taught Candace the law of chastity and the word of wisdom. She drinks a little coffee but she says that quitting should be a breeze. Her date will have to be moved but we're not worried.  

What of Adrian? Its been kind of the same old same old with her. She isn't progressing and seems to be cancelling all our set appointments whenever we knocked the door. Anyone remember the Banmon family? Well, the other day we decided to give them a try. Jeff answered and we talked for a few moments. Though he said that he's moved past the idea of investigating the church, we left on much more peaceful visit then our last exchange. I will probably never see that family again in this life, but I take comfort in knowing that I did what I could to help them hear the word.

Lastly I'd like to talk a little about the ward fiesta Saturday night. It was a great success. We had a few less actives show up and we had a big taco dinner and played a variety of games including the limbo which I tried out. I was doing quite good until I finally landed flat on my butt in front of the entire ward. :P

That's all for this week! 

Elder Maclean Samis 

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