These Hills Are Giving Me Legs of “IRON”

I meet with the two sisters that you’ve talked to and we had dinner with Jane just last night. Her son Logan wasn’t there so we didn’t really do much with him and she gave me some cleaning stuff to use on my G’s.

So the picture of the food that I sent last week was a kebab. Look it up! It was really good! Then I’ll do my best to say what is in all the other pictures for now on.

So the start of the week was pretty great. Had my first P-day but it was long because we were running around everywhere going shopping and just buying things. But later that day we went out with Jim and Frank and played pool. It was Jim and I against Elder Magby and Frank, and well Jim crushed the game. We played 5 games and Jim just won them all. It was really funny.

On Tuesday we had exchanges! So we went into Glasgow and I went off with zone leader Elder Clay. He is a pretty funny guy. So Elder Magby told me to ask him about 12 week (Which is an extra study hour for new missionaries) and so when I was with Elder Clay I asked him and he just laughed and was just avoiding it, because I guess he didn’t do 12 week with his trainer, it was just funny. So I spent the whole day with him and we were all around Glasgow and we ran into film actors and just all kinds of people. Some not very nice people as well but that’s okay. We even ran into this Italian guy and we gave him a lesson right there in the park! So that was really cool. Then the day ended with my first Fish and Chips in Scotland and yes they were pretty good! Not too bad!

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Ooohh fish n’ chips from the chippy shop, you know you’re dying to eat this! Of course some good ol’ Irn Bru to go alongside.

The rest of the week just kind of followed as we went out trying to find more people to teach and what not. We have been having so many dinner appointments with our wonderful members. A member took us to lunch at like 12 or 1 and that was filling, but then we had a dinner appointment at 4! So I was just praying that I would be able to eat all the food. I really was praying! I don’t think I’ve ever prayed about eating food! So when dinner came. Oh man so much food… and I ate it all. But luckily I was able to walk it off. After which we went chapping (door knocking).

Then Saturday I think. All the days are blending together. We went and did some service for the Bleyl family, we helped them out with some yard work and the oldest daughter is leaving on a mission, which her farewell was yesterday.

So yesterday was busy and busy as in biking. There are so many hills in Airdrie. I mean I’ve never seen this many hills before. So biking sucks a lot! But I’m getting legs of IRON out of this! It is fun with hills and going down the hills, l just got to be careful (which I am). We had to bike from Chapel Hall (Where Jane lives) back to the church in about 20 mins and there are so many hills. Hills are everywhere in Scotland, literally everywhere!

Well that’s about it for this week! I’ll send some pictures in a sec and tell you about them! Can’t wait to get some packages and letters!

The pictures we were walking back from Coatbridge and we saw this basketball court under the tracks! And yes we found a soccer ball! So we messed around for a bit and then right next to that was this open court thing with these three statues. One is for Iron work, Coal work, and Steel work. As this use to be this areas major industries around Coatbridge and Airdrie.

 

Then the singing Children of Africa! Look them up! It was really cool! A lady in the ward managed to get them to stop at our church and they put on a 2 hour performance. It was really cool as they sang all these different songs such as tribal songs to pop songs. They even did flower of Scotland! It was really cool. We had to leave right at the end as it was getting late so I didn’t get any more pictures with them.

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The Singing Children of Africa Choir.

 

OH I can’t wait to hear all about Jr. High with Alex! Have him tell me everything about it!

So the other pictures are our flat!!  And my companion on the phone setting up appointments.

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The kitchen

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The living room

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Our desks

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Our beds

 

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The machines!

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View from our window

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Elder Magby checking on some appointments

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The evening sunset

Oh the picture with the guy in front the white board last week was Bro. Wilford my MTC teacher!

When you get the chance if you could please get together some music that I can listen to while on my mission that would be great. Flash drive or CD. And music from bagpipe music. Well I might get that here. Perhaps some LDS music haha. Maybe Les Miserable or something,  haha. Just some music. Thanks!

Yeah! Keeping running into all these sisters that know you mom and they have been taking pictures of me and Elder Magby which is great as I guess their sending them to you. I tell you the members here are so kind and wonderful!!

Elder Magby is great! I love him as a companion! We get along great! And he kind of has the Texan accent, but when he wants to he can do a really good one, it’s so funny. He is just a really great guy. We get along really well.

So today not much going on just going to be walking around till dinner with the Cummings. I think they’re on Facebook too, I’m not sure.

 

Oh funny story I forgot to share.

Ran into a drunk guy in Glasgow (I was on exchange with Elder Clay) and the guy came up to us and started to go off on the history of the Clay Clan and Augustine Clan and how their wars affected Scotland and the United States of  “Merica”.

I’ve only been to Glasgow two times. I don’t go there as it’s out of my area. I’m in Airdrie, so I see everything in Airdrie! But in Glasgow I’ve been up and down one street. But tons of little shops all over the place.

So I’m in the Glasgow Zone but in the Aridrie District. We cover Aridrie, Coatbridge, Chapelhall, Glenmavis, Calderbank, Caldercruix, Plains, Greengairs, and Glenboig

I’m currently studying…Everything. Everything in Preach my Gospel. I just started over in the Book of Mormon as well. I’m in 2 Nephi. I have something called the Holy Ghost principle as well which I’m studying. I’ll send a picture of what my desk looks like next week.

My mission president Donaldson is amazing I love him! He is really funny!

Oh so one last request on Facebook there is a cooking page called Tasty. Some recpices from there would be great if you could send those!

Well bye, take care and have a great week. Love you all!

Elder Augustine

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Peace out, love you all!

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