Samoa Apia Mission - March 2015 - 2017

Monday, October 5, 2015

October 5

Well well, another week has come and gone. This week we had the awesome opportunity to watch conference. It is such a blessing to hear our Heavenly Father talk to us through His prophet and Apostles. We got to watch conference live so it started at 5 in the morning at our stake center. My Elder Larson and I woke up at 2:30 in order to get ready and walk a few miles to a place we could catch a bus. Fun times. I was going to share some of my insights from conference but sadly I forgot my notes when I came to email today.

This week we have finally got some good solid investigators moving toward baptism. My companion gave his first baptismal invitation this week, and it was accepted! :D This week we had success because we have been really focusing on trying to work with ward members. We have an awesome ward mission leader named Brother Siamanu and he helps us a lot. Having a member present in lessons is key to conversion. 
We had a cool experience this week where we were guided by the spirit. We had a few different lessons set for the day and we weren't sure if we would be able to get to them all because they were on different sides of our area. If we tried to walk to them then there would be no way we could get there fast enough and there are no buses that go that way during the day. But, we knew that the Lord wanted us to go to the lessons so we set out walking. 
Not long after we started walking someone came and gave us a ride to the top of the mountain. We have them a restoration pamphlet and told them that we would come back to visit them. Then someone else gave us a ride back down the other side of the mountain to our lesson. We said a quick prayer of thanks and went to our lesson. 
We got to the house but he wasn't there. We were kind of bummed out that we had come over to this side of the mountain for no reason, but we felt to walk down a path going back into the jungle. We went back and found a house so we knocked on it and a man let us in. We ended up having a good lesson with him. After the lesson he said that he was surprised that we found him at the house, he said that he works all the time and is never home, but that day all his work had fallen through and he felt that he should stay at his house.

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