Still in Nanaimo for now

Still in Nanaimo for now
Elder Samis on the ferry

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

July 13, 2015 - Area 4: Surrey East

Attitude Adjustment

Another week has passed and things have been pretty good down here. The weather has cooled off considerably and we had a bit of much needed rain the last couple days. Its been unusually dry for BC this year with all the dead patches of grass everywhere. The cooler weather has made things feel a lot easier to bear it seems. 

Wednesday we decided to try and meet with Jonathan again. We taught him the Restoration this time. He accepts everything, its just a matter of whether or not he wants to act on what we're teaching him. He certainly needs some prayers. He missed church again this week.

On Friday we had a big combined conference with the Chinese zone. I learned a lot of things that day including how to improve something I haven't been doing well lately: HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. The key has been told to me a few times but the idea somehow stood out to me more then before. You just need to forget yourself and go to work, as President Hinkley's Father told him when he was serving in England after he told him in a letter home that he wasn't well and believed he was wasting his time and his Father's money. I've found that with a positive attitude I have become a better teacher and more people listen to what I say.  

The teaching pool is still small. Levi and Sonya have been away again, this time in Yellowstone National Park. Saturday we did see some fruitful results from finding. We found an Indian guy named Paul. He drives trucks for a living and he seems to be really friendly. He was set to come to church but he got tied up with getting suddenly called into work that day and felt bad about it. Yet another ball thrown by Satan. On the same street we met a lady named Dawn who we're planning to see tomorrow. She has a husband and a couple kids. During our weekly planning we came to the conclusion that we needed to pray to find a family to baptize so perhaps this is a terrific opportunity to do so!

Sunday we had a guy named Ian who met the Sisters a couple weeks ago and came to church for the first time. He had never gone to church in his life before and seemed uncomfortable at first but things got better for him as the meetings moved along. That's really all there is to report for this week. Sounds like quite the scorcher going on in Edmonton. Stay cool!

Elder Maclean Samis 

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