Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Work on-

Elder Crockett is a really good kid. We had flag football on Friday and Brother Adam thought he was too young to be my companion so he thought he was just another kid that was there, haha! I'll admit I can see why, but I'm sure that by the end of his mission he will look a lot older. He is 19 years old and is from Utah and he is about four and a half months out. President Brown said that he really wants me to be a good example this last transfer and show that you can have fun and joy even when I'm so close to home. So I'm going to try my best, haha but I think I can do it. 
We teach Jim pretty much every week and he still comes to church every week. Right now we are just going by a ton of people and members and just keeping busy.  We are working with everyone from former investigators to less-actives, to members, and people on the street or at their door.  We see a lot of them, but it's still a slow process to have them see why they need the Church.
Yes, I got my sunglasses and they are awesome, I love them. 
Wow, that's crazy that Mary Barlow is going to England on her mission.  I could give her tons of advice because the missions are a lot alike and a lot of members here have served there and have told me a bunch about it. 
This week is going to be great! We have a ton of appointments planned and we are going to be doing a lot of service now that the sun has come out. 
Today Elder Holbrook (my trainer) is coming to visit Scotland with his family and he is taking us to a castle and it will be awesome because is will be that last castle in Aberdeen that I haven't seen. Remember, I was going to go at the beginning of my mission but I was with Elder Howie and he wanted to clean a fridge instead... haha.

Another pair DOWN!

The sun!

Going on in Port of Don

Well, I'm staying, but that wasn't the biggest surprise and Elder Benson is going to Dundee, just below Aberdeen, and man, I'm going to miss him. I'm going to be getting a new missionary named Elder Crockett.  I haven't really heard anything about him so I'm not to sure what to expect, but it will be good.  This transfer is also going to be a five week one so its going to fly by! Other than that, that's about it. We are going to be going by and saying goodbye to a bunch of members with Elder Benson and I'm just going to be getting things ready for Elder Crockett. On Satuday night we had a bunch of Elders stay the night at our flat because we were having stake conference and it was a ton of fun getting to see all of them. Elder Holbrook said he is going to come visit me next Monday so that will be pretty cool!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Holding Down the Fort

Moves call is on Sunday and I’m pretty sure I’ll be staying and that Elder Benson will be moving.  He really wants to go back to Ireland, so do I, but we will see what happens. This week was a pretty slow one.  On Tuesday I was super sick, I’m pretty sure I threw up like six times and I just drank stuff all day, but I’m fine now.  Elder Benson had to deal with taking care of me.  I got so bored just sitting in the flat, I never want to do it again.  I found a book in the ward library that's all about the Nephites and it’s really good.  I love just learning and taking in more.  We are going to meet with Jim on Tuesday to see all that he thought about general conference. 
On Saturday we helped clean up and put away chairs after a wedding at our building and it was pretty cool.  Here they have to get married civilly before they can get sealed, so on Saturday most of the ward went down to the temple and stayed until Sunday, so we barley had anyone at church yesterday but it was fun, we made it work. 

Just Because 


Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Week

Teaching Jim this week was really good.  We went to his flat and he has a flat covered in just stuff but it's all just organized.  He has multiples of everything.  He attended conference.  After priesthood we spent time at the Adams.  It was really fun.  We ate food and chocolate eggs and conference was amazing, it was just an amazing day!  We watched all of the sessions except the last Sunday session.
This week was really good and Easter was just a blast.  I'm so excited for Spring to be here, people are just happier and so am I and it went by pretty fast and we were super busy. We just had a pretty sound week.  Elder Massey and I were on exchanges and we were just talking about how Aberdeen is just one of the hardest places for missionary work, so work is moving kinda slow but its good. 
That's awesome that they continued the Two Brothers.  I was wandering when they would.