Monday, June 2, 2014

Mo Pele aiga ma uo,

This week we had a good turnout for church. We had our investigators Tony and Tai as well as another investigator named Damien. There was also the father of a little girl who got baptized yesterday at church and he's not a member. We talked with him for a few minutes. He doesn't seem too interested but we'll see how things play out. We also had an investigator whom we dropped about two months ago randomly show up at church and so we set up an appointment to meet with him this upcoming week! It was really cool. This week looks really good. We have some solid stuff set up and right now we are just working on finding members who can come out with us. It should be a great week. We unfortunately were not able to reset Damien's Baptismal date but we will be able to get that done this week. He wasn't able to be baptized yesterday like we originally planned. The hardest part is getting times to meet with him during the week. Apparently he goes to school until like 6 o'clock. 

On Saturday our whole mission got together and we got to hear from Elder M. Russel Ballard from the Quorum of the Twelve! It was sick! He said a ton of super cool stuff. He focused a lot on talking with 10 people a day independent of tracting, teaching investigators, and working with members. That's a little hard for us seeing as we are in a car all day. I know that's a silly excuse but we're getting there. The experiences we have been having over the last few weeks of trying to talk with more people, have been great.  We're trying to get past the mindset of "I can't teach this person because they're not Samoan so it's not worth it" because that's a silly way of looking at missionary work. We are all on the same team here! The call to serve isn't just to serve within your assigned boundaries, (while you should definitely stay within your assigned boundaries) it's to invite everyone to come unto Christ! That's what leads to happiness and success. That's what will bring blessings!

I love all of you. Remember that. More importantly, remember that there's One who cares for you and loves you more perfectly that I ever could. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13 italics added)

Ou te alofa ia outou ma manuia lava le vaiaso.  Tata le fata.

Keep it real

Elder Sanderson