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Monday, September 12, 2011

2 Years Ago at the MTC

From Elder S. Goff - "The last time Elder Sawyer Garrett Goff will write"

  Hey everyone, well the feelings that I have are pretty hard to explain. It still feels like I'm just having changes on Thursday it really hasn’t hit me yet I don’t think that I’m out of here. My comp Elder Dominguez took off this morning to his new area and there are 2 more that are going to be getting here later today and I will have to teach them the area all day on Tuesday cause on Wednesday I have to be in the bus on my way to Tampico for my last interview to go to the temple and stay with Pres Call. We really didn’t think my comp was going to get changed but its ok I guess. The 2 new elders that are coming up here in our places are really good workers so it will be ok. I’m leaving the area in good hands.
  I've been thinking about what I would write to yall this last week of the mission and well more than anything, I’m grateful for the support that everyone has given me. What a great blessing it has been to be here and serve The Lord in his work. It’s not been easy but it sure has been worth it. I know that it was the thing that I needed to do and it has helped me see the direction that I want to go in my life. I love you all and I’m excited to see yall this week. I'll be getting in at 7 10 pm in the St. George airport but we will have plenty of time to all talk later when I’m there :) love you guys cant wait to see you.

Love Elder Sawyer Garrett Goff

Current Area: Mante, Mexico
Current Companion: Elder Dominguez

From Elder S. Goff - Hey Everyone"

"Divitions with Elder Van helping a guy break up concrete"

Hey everyone
  Well last week I talked about a miracle that happened that we were waiting for something to happen and a hna from our ward showed up with 2 young ladies to the services and I seemed like everything was going to be great and we were going to be able to put them both in the water before I go but its not looking that way anymore. After going with them a couple times this week to teach them, their mom said that she doesn’t want us to come back again that she decided that she is rathing going to take the girls to catholic seminary. It made us really sad and we tried to explain the importance of our message and she said that she didn’t care and that its tradition and that she doesn’t want to break that tradition that they have going. So as of right now we really don’t have anyone progressing and it makes me sad but this next week we have big plans with an activity that we are going to do along with a lot of looking for new people who really want to progress. I really want to leave this area better than the way I found it so this week is going to be a very important one - the last full week that I will ever have as a missionary. I love you all and I’ll see yall soon.

Love Elder Sawyer Goff

"That's right Green Bay baby"
Current Area: Mante, Mexico
Current Companion: Elder Dominguez

Monday, September 5, 2011


Elder Sawyer Garrett Goff will be speaking in the Bunkerville 1st Ward on Sunday, September 18th at 11:00am.  It's hard to believe that he will be HOME in just 10 days!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

From Elder S. Goff - "Hi family"

"Sugar cane"

  Hey everyone well this week was a little rough we had 5 baptism dates fall and a couple decided that they don’t want to listen to us at all anymore. there is this couple that we have been teaching and were getting ready to get baptized this weekend but we went to go and talk to them at the 1st of this week last week to tell them that they need to get married to be able to get baptized and that me and my comp would help out with the money but as we talked to them about that the girl told us that she didn’t want to get baptism then cause she doesn’t want to get married to the guy. She has 2 kids with him but doesn’t want compromisos I guess. It was pretty sad but on Sunday when we were leaving the house to go pass by for some INV and go to church I said the prayer and ask our heavenly father to help us have a miracle happen and that the people we were going to pass by with would be ready. Well we went by for the family but no one came out of the house so we went off to the church alone. When we got there the turn out wasn’t too great but a sister in the ward walked in and had 2 young ladies with her that I had never seen before. After sacrament meeting I went over to talk to the Hna and she said that the 2 girls were nieces of a bishop from another ward but live in our area. After church we talked to the girls and put an appointment for today in the afternoon to pass by and talk with them and the rest of their family. I really believe that that was the miracle that god sent us that I asked for. 
  This last Monday I was pretty down about how things have been going and how I wanted to end the mission isn’t the way that its ending now but my comp told me something that made a little sense. He compared me to a man dying of cancer. He told me that my day to die is coming just like the dude with cancer. he said that the man that has cancer if he is happy he will die happy if he is sad he will dies sad if he is angry he will die angry he said its the same way with me my day is coming and if I'm happy its going to get here and I'm going to go home happy if I'm sad and upset about things well that’s how I will be when I leave. It’s all about mind set. I know I'm doing all I can so I have no reason not to be happy. I have to just keep up the things that we are doing and if I don’t get to see the fruits of my efforts well someone else will another day so it’s ok. Things are going well and I’m loving life once again I love you all and hope things are going well. Take care.

Love Elder Goff
 "Service project with a sister in our ward"

"Everyone together"

"Me and Elder Dominguez with Allen, a guy in our ward that helped us"

"Us with the hna that we helped out"
Current Area: Mante, Mexico
Current Companion: Elder Dominguez