Monday, 3 February 2014

Dish Soap V Dish Detergent

Monday, 2nd December 2013

Sam was blessed with success this week!
From tracting one street, they have found 3 new investigators, and an active family who is actually going to the ward he used to be in (Eldorado Estates), but should be coming to the Deer Springs ward instead. They also managed to get in contact with Sergio (who is investigating) and his wife Portia, who is less active. They have managed to schedule more lessons with Sergio, and Portia went to church yesterday. She was nervous since she didn't know a lot of people, but it was great that she made the step to coming back. Lastly, they set Leslie with a baptismal date of January 4th, however there are still some things they need to address with her first, so the date will probably get pushed back, but the goal of January 4th will help her progress.

Sam gets fed pretty much every night, occasionally there might be a day somebody doesn't sign up, but most of the time the dinner calendar is booked 3 months ahead of time. Some people even sign up twice in the same week. However, there are over 200 members in his ward, so there are enough families that they aren't burdening anyone in particular.

A few weeks ago Sam was loading the dishwasher, and he picked up a bottle of dish soap, but he didn't read it properly and he thought it said 'dishwasher detergent', so he started the washer, and when he went back into the kitchen 10 minutes later there was a big pool of foam on the kitchen floor and it was just pouring out of the washer. He stopped the washer, but the inside was just filled with foam, so they got it all cleaned up and started it again, luckily the next day it was all gone and it didn't flood again.

There is a family that Sam wants to help this Christmas, she's a single mother who is looking after her two sons, and her daughters baby, and her brother as well. She works two jobs but is barely making enough to make ends meet, she told them that 'Christmas is staying packed up this year', she has a 4 year old and an 11 year old son, so they are going to try and get some ward members involved in putting together something for them.

Sam and Elder Calderwood have both joined the ward choir, they both sing bass, and he is glad his companion knows how, since it's so hard for him to sing a different tune than the melody, he just follows him and the other bass (Brother Sampson).

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