Monday, August 11, 2014

August 11th They just don't get it:(

Hey everybody!

Guess what! none of the investigators came to church! again! I really don't know what the problem is... they tell us that they will come and then... they don't! Then we talk with them later and they tell us someone got sick or there was a sale on school supplies or something like that... it is kinda sad that they would rather buy school supplies than remember the Savior and the sacrifice He has made for them so they can be saved... I don't know how to get them to understand the importance of that... we teach them what it all means and testify about it and everything but they just don't get it or don't care enough about it to do anything... I want to help these people but they aren't really willing to make an effort.
Mom asked about teaching, contacts and referrals. Yes we teach a lot, about 30 or 40 lessons each week. I do about 1/2 the talking but sometimes a little less. The members don't really give us referrals very often, we do get some from them but mostly we get the referrals from investigators or people we talk to in the street. We do street contacts, Elder Escobar does them more often then I do but I do them as well.  This week we were teaching a new investigator about the restoration and then he told us of a cool experience when God answered his prayer to help him and some of his co-workers (they work on those ocean oil rigs) out of a tough situation and they all made it through and it has allowed him to see the hand of the Lord in his life. He was really receptive and I really hope he is willing to put in his part. His name is Miguel Guadalupe.

I would probably write more about the people we teach and what we teach if they would come to church, when they say they will come and don't I get a little disappointed and don't really want to write about them because I don't feel like we have helped them because they haven't taken any steps to progress.

That's about all I have for now although I have some cool pictures to send :)

Oh and Mom if you want to send me some more pages for my journal that would be nice, I'm starting to run out of room...
Oh!  I got the package from Ashley's mom and it was really 
cool :) Thank you so much!
Love you all! Have a great week! :)

-Elder Sampson

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