Monday, April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

This is the e-mail we got today - he has been gone 7 months now!

Okay, so next time you need to give a lesson on the apostasy and restoration listen to the talk "Why 1820" by Hyrum Smith that has good stuff. Also we got a lot of talks a few weeks ago and Syd and Bryn should listen to the beginning of one of them. It is by Hugh Nibley and the title has managers in it - that is all I remember from the title, but at the start of the talk he explains what all the graduation cap and gown means and how they are "the robes of a false priesthood" so its pretty interesting. 

But this week has been alright, Monday we really didn't do anything. Elder Rogers told me that even when he was in Edinburgh and there was so much stuff to do he just sat in the flat playing his guitar. Needless to say if we where in Edinburgh and he did that the guitar would have gotten smashed so quick or I would have dragged him to every tartan shop. 

Tuesday we had district meeting up in Airdrie, Tuesdays are the second best day of the week because I get to be around other missionaries. But for lunch we went to this one all you can eat Chinese place; it wasn't quite as Chinese as I expected and was pretty good, especially the chicken balls. Then we went out to try by some people and we got a new investigator. Her name is Alison. Elder Rogers and one of the zone leaders found her while tracting and she has just been really busy lately but she was able to have us come in and we taught the restoration so that was really good. Then we went to try by a referral from one of the members, one of her good friends, Stephanie and Fraser and they where awesome and really excited to learn more so that was a really good day. Then we had ward council that night. So that was Tuesday.

Wednesday we saw Peter he is doing really good. We took the newly reactivated member with us again and they are still getting along really well. At the end of the lesson, to show his appreciation to us, he gave us uncirculated 1 pound Scottish notes. They really only use 1 pound coins here so a note is very rare. It is always really good seeing Peter and as we were leaving he pointed out that he painted on the wall by the door "may all who enter here leave as friends" and he said that was because of us coming over. Then we went back to the flat cause Elder Rogers wasn't feeling well again so he slept the rest of the day.

Thursday weekly planing took up most of the day so after that we really only had time to try by people before having dinner at our ward mission leaders house. That family is great so that was really fun.

Friday Elder Rogers slept all morning because he wasn't well again. But when he woke up he was feeling alright so we went and did some work out in a little kinda remote part of the area. Then we went to try by some less actives and one answered the door and we talked with her for about 2 hours. She really knows the church is true she just went through some stuff with some of the members who aren't at church any more so we will start working to get her back to church. Then we went to the church to watch the Sunday afternoon session of conference with one of the members

Saturday one of our investigators, Jaz, took us out to breakfast. We each got a large Scottish breakfast so it was two eggs, two square sausage patties, two pieces of toast, two pieces of black pudding, and a scone. So that was really good and we were able to start to teach the plan of salvation. So Jaz is moving along well and wants to meet up again real soon, he is just really involved in his current church. Then we went and did some service in the Salvation Army charity store in the mall for a few hours. Then Elder Rogers wasn't feeling well again so we went back to the flat and he slept some more and called Sister Brown about it.  

Sunday we had church then we had a lesson with one of the members cousins that went good. Then we just did some work around the area for a bit then went to the members house for dinner and that finished up the day. 

So this week was alright we didn't get to see the Austins cause they are getting really busy with moving but we should be able to see them this week. Elder Rogers really wasn't feeling good this this morning so I don't think we will be doing much today. 

But I'm hoping I get moved, moves call is on Sunday. Elder Rogers is really the only missionary who likes Cumbernauld so he would be happy just staying here until he goes home. But we will have to see. 

Love you guys I can't wait to talk to you in a month that is going to be great. 

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