Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8, 2016

This Wednesday will be Mason's 17 month mark, but we think he will be home on August 17th so he really only has a little over 6 months until he is home - that doesn't seem like too much longer! Here is the e-mail we got today . . . 

So this week has been really nice. My new companion is Elder Scharman and he is from South Jordan. He is really cool and fun and he has been out one move less then me, so he still has about nine months left.

So this week, Monday night we went down to Dundee and stayed over with Elder Benton and Elder Parsons. Tuesday morning the Zone Leaders came and picked up Elder Johnson. Then we went and taught some of their investigators and then that night we went over to another investigator's who they have become best friends with, the sister trio came over as well and we had a pizza party. It was a great time - so much fun. 

Wednesday morning we got up at 5 am to run the Tay Bridge but I was not told of this so I only had my pajamas and steel toe boots, so I just walked it. It was a massive group though three teams of missionaries, 2 members, 1 recent convert, and Jack who we had the pizza party with. Then we went back to the flat got ready and Elder Benton left for the Shetlands. So me and Elder Parsons had some time together before our companions showed up. Elder Parson's new companion is Elder Crowe. Then we got on the train to Montrose shopped and cleaned and Elder Scharman unpacked. 

Thursday was weekly planing so we did that in the morning. Then we went GQing and found this one really cool guy named Martin - I'll tell you more about him in the Friday part. Then we went over to the Crawford's for dinner which as always is really good. 

Friday we went and saw Martin who I will get along with very well. He is a big movie nerd and he had a few swords one from Game of Thrones, one from Conan the Barbarian, and one from Kill Bill. Also the pillows on his couch were Game of Thrones. We started teaching him but he talked most of the time which was really good. We are going to see him again on the first of March, cause he works on the oil rigs so he will be off shore until then. 
Then after that we meet up with Brother Crawford because he was going to come teaching with us but the potential wasn't in so we went and saw a less active family named the Stewarts. Man do they talk fast - I could hardly keep up with him and then Brother Crawford said that he has heard him talk even faster. But we should be seeing them again sometime this week. 
Then it was off to the Ewarts and it was really good. They were praying about a date to be baptized so we asked them to pray about the 27th so we will see what the answer is this week. 

Saturday we went to British Heart were I got a new kilt for 7 pounds and it is a proper kilt -100 percent wool - so it was a real deal. Then we spent the rest of the day going by less actives only one of them was in and she wasn't interested. That was Saturday.

Sunday, church was really good and right after the Bishop's daughter got baptized. The Ewarts came and really liked it. Then it was over to the Stronach's for lunch then we spent the rest of the day going through the area book and calling people. 
This was a really good week. Love and miss you guys. 
This is a picture of the Tay Bridge that Mason talked about - it goes between Dundee and the suburb of Wormit across the Firth of Tay and it is 2.75 miles long.

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