Monday, January 26, 2015

Jan 26th Learning Patience

Hey everybody,
Well, we had a lot of hopes for Sunday with investigators but.... it just didn't happen... We found a new investigator this week, Abraham, and he really needs some happiness in his life... I feel really bad for him, his family kicked him out of the house because he has a drinking problem. He is like... 60 (I think) and was living with his wife and his son (his son is 25 or something like that) and his son kicked him out and beat up on him a little... it's really sad. He says he didn't do anything but drink. He doesn't get violent or rude or gross or anything when he drinks (that's what he says) but something happened and they kicked him out. Now he lives about 5 blocks from his family's house and is renting a little place and it is just a mess.... he feels lonely all the time and "drinks away" his problems. We are really trying to help him out. He came to a baptism that we had in the ward and was really excited and wanted to get baptized but then... didn't show up yesterday... we are going to see what's going on with him. 

We also found an investigator that seemed really ready to get baptized... She listened very closely to everything we were teaching and totally accepted the invitation to get baptized and afterwards asked "so... what do I have to do to prepare myself to get baptized?" That made us really happy :) the only problem is that she got sick and we haven't been able to talk to her again...  

Anatolio didn't show up and so his date fell through... We were really hoping that wouldn't happen because he would have been able to get baptized on Feb 7th but now... he will have to wait a while longer... maybe that is for the best because we haven't been able to teach the lessons to him very fast and so this will be a chance to prepare him better... but I wanted him to get baptized sooner than later... but, it isn't what I want that really matters, we need to do what will help him the most to come unto Christ and maybe rushing him to get baptized isn't what is going to help him at this moment... I am sure he is going to get baptized soon :)

Anyways... That's just a little about what's been going on. Sounds like you all had a lot of fun :) you'll have to let me know how trek goes :) 

Pray for me! I need all the patience I can get... I have been praying a lot for that, maybe I just need to be a little more patient until the patience arrives... ;) But really, praying helps a lot. I really do have a testimony of prayer :) it is great :) and even though we don't see the outcome fast sometimes, it will always get there, like it says in John 16:23 Y en aquel día no me preguntaréis nada. De cierto, de cierto os digo que todo cuanto pidáis al Padre en mi nombre, os lo dará. That's a promise from The Savior so we can trust in it like we trust in Him. We just need to trust in God's wisdom and knowledge of everything and it will all work out for the best.
Love Y'all!
-Elder Sampson

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