Monday, July 13, 2015

Whatever Floats Your Boat

Dear everyone,

This last week was a great blessing.  We were trying hard to teach at least 20 lessons to investigators, which we didnt achieve, but there were still tons of good things happening.  We started off our day today trying to make up for it teaching some other lessons.  That is one thing that I am trying super hard to get closer to mastering this week.  Achieving goals.  It does no good if you make a goal and then dont try to achieve it.  And if you make a goal, and dont achieve it, and there is nothing to help you do better next time, then there is no point either.  But, if you act diferently to achieve a goal, and rely on the Lord, then you make progress.  As President Mathews says, you need three things, and if you have these three things, you can achieve everything the Lord wants you to.

1. Good Planning
2. Faith
3. Hard Work

When you find that you arent achieving, that means that there is something lacking in one of those three spots.

Goals.  Important.  Very Important.

If we dont learn to make and achieve goals, we can get to the end of our lives and look back and see that we achieved very little of our full potential.

We are children of God.  We have devine potential.  Goals help us get that!

So this week we broke the reacord for the most investigators in church in 1 week in the last long time.  3.  With 15 people in total which was a huge blessing.  We only had 9 last week, so that is 6 more.  Given, last week was the 5th of July (independence day) and there was a massive party that stole away some members, but it is still a huge blessing to have ourselves and 13 others at church.

One of those is Brother Antunes´s son, Isaías (Isaiah).  He is 12 and loves the gospel already.  He ate the leahona we gave him, and started the book of mormon.  He is going to be a great preisthood holder one day.
Another Huge blessing is that we got into the exgroup leader´s house this week.  It has been a long time since that has happened.  They accepted to let us have family night with them tonight, so I made a cake.  We will go over in an hour or so.  The Lord is really blessing us here, even though the work still is very arduous.

I love you all and know that this work is true.  I know that Jesus is the Christ and that he lives.  He really and truely lives.  By the power of the Holy Ghost, and through sincere study and prayer, you can know that too.

Elder Sampson

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