Monday, February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015

Here is the e-mail we got from Mason today -

This week has been pretty good.  We have see the South African family, the Austin's, three times this week.  We went there for dinner on Tuesday and the made lasagna and they are doing awesome. Every time we go over they just get better and better.  The lessons are just mainly answering their questions. They said that whenever they are home they walk around with a copy of the Book of Mormon for whenever they have time to read. They keep on telling us stuff that they already do - like tithing.  They don't pay tithing, but they set money aside and donate it or do something to help others with it. One of their dogs died this week from eating too much chocolate so that was sad. We went to see them when that happened and left them a "Plan of Salvation" pamphlet and when we went back after that they had read it three times. They also have the Gospel Library app on their phones so they just keep studying more and more - it is awesome! Something else is that they have watched some of the "I'm a Mormon" videos but they also watched some of the "I'm an ex-Mormon" videos but they said that the ex-Mormon ones were just petty and they found any reason to leave the church. They all have a really solid testimony so it is great. They should be getting baptized next month. (I e-mailed back and forth with Mason for a few minutes this morning and asked him about the family - there is a mom and dad a 19-year old girl, 17-year old boy, and a 4-year old girl - or maybe that was supposed to be 14 - I will ahve to ask next week.)

Some of the members here are really cool but we don't have fixed dinner appointments with any of them, and nobody can match up to the Gilardi's (the family in Ayr that really takes care of the missionaries). I have talked to other missionaries and they say it all goes downhill from Ayr. I also haven't heard anything from Elder Scheuermann about Alistair so I will need to e-mail him and find out what happened. (He sent an e-mail to Elder Scheuermann while we were e-mailing back and forth and Alistair ended up not getting baptized this weekend and Elder Scheuermann said he was still getting baptized but it will be in the Lord's time.)

Something else that happened this week was that we went to this little chippy (fish and chips restaurant) for lunch in the small town where we were working and it was just mobbed by punk school kids. After we got our food we walked a bit away from them to eat and then one of the kids threw a fish at us then a small rock and the were just yelling at us.  I wasn't paying any attention to them so I don't know what they said but then after that we just walked away. That along with the Austin's were the most exciting things that happened this week. Sorry, but I don't think you will be getting many pictures while Iam here because there really isn't anything exciting in Cumbernauld.

We also had zone interview training so it was good to go and see other missionaries and then Sunday was stake conference so we got tot see the zone again so that was really good. So that is my week.  Love and miss you guys.


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