Monday, November 24, 2014


I have no idea what I want for Christmas.  Ask Tyler what his glasses website is so I can order a new pair. 
Yeah I got a call from President last week telling me that you were fasting so I joined in and I could tell that my spirit was uplifted and that everything was going to be ok. 
That really stinks about the cars but you know me, I'm always up for a truck, ha-ha. 
This week was really good.  We got to teach Billy and Bridy and I think the lessons went really well.  We also got 40 AUFs (Address Unknown Files) so we pretty much go around finding out where they are on the church records. So it takes us all around the area and makes things more interesting.  We are also in the ward choir because there are only like four males, so they asked us to join. so on friday we are going to help with a song at the Relief Society Christmas fireside and we are just going before the very opening for Prelude so it should be really fun. I have no idea what to do whenever I'm in a choir. You would think that I'd be better at singing by now. 
A lot of things are happening back home but I know we have the strength to get through anything! I love you! 
Elder Bates and I

The big Cumbernauld Library and Museam
This was at a store, Hmmm

I own this journey!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 17, 2014

This week was pretty good. Flue season has begun.  I got sick yesterday and had to come in after church and that wasn't fun.  Other than that, this week has been really good. We got back in touch with Bridy, an investigator that I've only gotten to see once.  Now we are hopefully going to see her on a weekly basis. A lot of tracting has been going on. Yesterday almost half the ward was sick, so it was kinda weird seeing it so bare. We aren't too sure what exactly we are going to do for p-day but we are going to meet up with the Airdrie missionaries. Lately I've been trying to read the Old Testament, I started from the beginning and I just made it to 2nd Samuel today and I just love learning more and gaining more understanding.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Short and Sweet

This week is going to be pretty sweet. We have a lot of things to do this week with the members and that will be good because I'm starting to really like them. The bishop is great, especially since he has so much work to do. We also got to meet a couple families that are just really fun to be around. We are getting back in contact with some investigators that have been gone for a long time for one reason or another. Last night we got let into a house of a couple and the husband had a big job in his church. They weren't really interested but it was just a nice conversation and it was also nice to be out of the cold for a little. It also just showed me how awesome it is to to have the restored gospel that makes so much sense and helps us so much. I'll keep Dad in my prayers, I always do. 
Love you!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Staying Put

Yeah, you guessed it, Elder Bates and I are staying the same.  Yeah, I love Elder Blaylock! He was in Portadown and we went on a bunch of exchanges when I was in Belfast. 
Work has slowed down a lot the last couple weeks but I think it also has to do with it getting dark at 4:30 and especially the cold, but we haven't gotten anyone new this week, just trying to get back what we had. 
We went over to an investigator's that I've never seen since I've been here named grace because she's unavailable... so that's what we are dealing with.  But we are still happy to teach the willing and we went over and just tried by because she gave us a call explaining that she had missed a court date and was in prison for the last month and then found not guilty.  Anyway, we stopped by and she was just drunk out of her mind and she barly could talk and so we just said, "Yeah we're going to come back another time."  Trying to teach a drunk person is like teaching a rock because if they can't feel the spirit then we cant really do anything.  Hopefully this week will be better, we are just finding and looking for those that are willing.
I also noticed that I'm getting closer with the members.  Still nowhere near as close as I want to be, but it makes me want to work a lot harder when I actually care about the ward that im serving in. At this point I just have to keep it up and I know something has got to come.
Love You!