Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 25, 2016

Here is the e-mail we got from Mason today with some pictures - only 21 more days until he is home!!

So this week has been good. Me and Elder Arave went to Dunnet's Head this morning in our kilts and got a ton of pictures so those will be uploaded today or tomorrow (pictures after the e-mail)

So Tuesday we had district meeting and then we helped out at a funeral for a member who I think was in her 90's. We never meet her but it was a nice small funeral. Then we went out to Wick and chapped the rest of the day. 

Wednesday we chapped in Wick all day again.

Thursday we got up early and went down to Inverness we got there about 10 then we went out and GQed all day, GQ means street contacting. 

Friday we GQed all day again and then me and the DL's companion Elder Holberg went to Gail's for dinner. It was great seeing some people from Inverness again. 

Saturday we got up and headed back up to Thurso. We got back to the flat then went right to the charity shop and did service there. Then we did some chapping. But then we had the branch BBQ which was a lot of fun. 

Sunday after church we did our weekly planing since we were in Inverness on Thursday. Then we saw Lee and Naomi.

So that was our week not to much exciting but it was still a fun week. 

 Love and miss you.

Here are the pictures he sent from Dunnet's Head - 

Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2016

Only 3 more blog posts from Mason after this one - 29 days to go!!

So this week we did a lot of chapping so much chapping. Monday after emailing we went to Wick and we went to the tartan shop and when we walked in Elder Arave saw a tweed kilt jacket and vest. The owner saw him but it on and how well it fit and made him a deal. He said the jacket and vest is normaly £300 but he said he would sell it to him for £200. Elder Arave also got a kilt belt and buckle so he spent a lot of money he didn't mean to.

Tuesday we had a lesson set up so we took one of the young men in the ward with us, Zach Winkle. But the lady wasn't in so we chapped the rest of the street with Zach. Just when we were about at the end of the street one girl named Fay let us in and we got to teach her a quick lesson since she was just about to go somewhere. So we are hoping to see her sometime this week.

Wednesday was chapping. Then we went to a members house for dinner, the Gallaghers. They are pretty cool. We had oven pizza and it wouldn't stop, we would finish one pizza and then they would bring out another. But we did manage to eat about 7 oven pizzas between all of us that were there.

Thursday we did weekly planing then chapping. Then we went and saw Lee and Naomi.

Friday the Tolworthys weren't feeling good so we chapped.

Saturday we did service at the charity shop and then we went and did service at the Winkles.

Sunday after church we chapped. Then we had dinner and a meeting at our branch Presidents house.

So it was a good week but we weren't able to see Rebecca and Arran. But this week is going to fly by - we are going down to Inverness on Thursday for a two day blitz.

That was this week. Love and miss you.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 11, 2016

Here is the e-mail we got from Mason today! Only 4 more e-mails/blog posts before he is home - 5 weeks (35 days) from tomorrow!!!!

Hey Mom - We actually have a car again and it is the best! I don't know what they did with the Invergordon area they may have just split it in half, and if they did Inverness would be covering the branch itself and we would only have a good chunk of the area.

So this week Elder Arave (Mason's new companion) came in Tuesday morning we picked him up and we spent some time in Inverness before heading back up to Thurso. I got a new tartan tie, the Scott hunting which is really cool. I remember at the Scottish festival before I left I asked one of the guys if they had any Scott kilts and he said they only did the Hunting so I think I will get a kilt in the Scott Hunting next year. But then we got back to Thurso and Elder Arave unpacked and got settled in and that was it. 

Wednesday it was chapping all day long. 

Thursday we saw Rebecca and Arran which went pretty well. Then Brother Jones took us out to dinner which was awesome. It was just him cause his family were all at the temple trip this week, and he couldn't get off work. 

Friday it was croft service. 

Then Saturday we did service at New Start Highland and then we went and did some service for Lee and Naomi so that was a fun day. 

Sunday after church we put all the names on the branch directory into our GPS in the car. Then we had a meeting with our Branch mission leader then that was that. 

I also got an email about going home. It just said stuff like what we are supposed to do at the airport and all that I will forward it to you. 

Love and miss you. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4, 2016

Here is the short e-mail we got from Mason yesterday - he will be staying in Thurso for the last 6 weeks of his mission but he is getting a new companion. He also forwarded the e-mail he got with his flight information - he will be coming home August 16 and his flight gets in Salt Lake City at 8:47 p.m. 
So my new companion is Elder Arave he is Elder Kinville's current companion. I'm really happy to be staying in Thurso. Elder Burgess is going to Bangor in Northern Ireland which is why we had to get to Inverness today. The Zone Leaders called us this morning and said to get on the next bus to Inverness. So for Invergordon Elder Sorensen is going home and Elder Roach is moving to Ireland and they are shutting down Invergordon!!! But we will be getting the Invergordon car.
So this week we did a lot of finding all day long. We werent able to see Rebecca and Arran this week cause Rebecca got a new phone number and we didn't get it until Thursday night. But we did get to see Lee and Naomi so that was good. But something really cool happened this week, we were going to Tesco to get something and right when we walked in a guy asked if he could talk to us. He told us about his life and how hard he was having things right now like how him and his wife are flat broke and so on. But we set up a time to meet him in town and he showed and we talked to him and gave him a copy of the Book of Mormon. He doesn't have a phone so he said he would talk to us when he saw us in town next but it was still good.
Other then that and dinner with the Jones' this week not much else happened this week.
For my flight plans I was surprised when I saw them cause every other flight plan I have heard of goes to London or Amsterdam from Edinburgh so it is cool I'm flying right to the states to an airport I have been to before.
Love and miss you.