06 Sept 2016
Alex! Sorry I missed yesterday but I’ll tell you about that too! So I yesterday I got to email and I saw your email! That really made my day to hear from you and all about your classes. So after emailing I went shopping with Elder Magby for food. We bought canned Haggis! And a pineapple! We don’t have many dinner appointments, so it’s nice that we have more time for finding people.
So after shopping Brother Cummings took us to Summerlee, which is a mining/train museum. We didn’t get to see everything, but they did have mine that we were able to go down into which was cool to see! Then we had dinner with Brother & Sister Cumming. So after dinner we went and saw Jim who is a recent convert, oh and our investigator Frank was there as well. We felt like Frank really clicked with what we were teaching.
Then after that was the highlight of the night. We were heading back to our flat and it was getting dark so not many people were out. We were walking down the street and we hear, “Hey Mormons!” This guy just walks across the street over to us and almost trips, but I guess he was mad at his friend. So he yelled that he is going with us? Well this guy is super drunk, he just yells back at another guy and they are both yelling back at each other. Which guess made him madder because he walks up to a car and kicks the mirror off? So we are trying to walk away, and this guy turns to us and now is crying and says, “Hey guys please have a conversation with me.” We just looked at each other and we didn’t say anything. His friend came up and dragged him away and we just rushed out of there. So we got back to the flat and just got ready for the next day and went to bed.
So today, we woke up and caught the train to Glasgow. We had a meeting which took up most of the day, and afterwards Elder Van Stan wanted to go to Five Guys. So Elder Magby, Davis Van Stan, and I all went out to Five Guys. It was great!
We get back to Airdrie and just went out finding. Gave away a Book of Mormon and found some people hoping to get an investigator out of it. Then saw a recent convert. Then just rode our bikes in the rain! I love the rain!
Alright, be safe and have fun! Can’t wait to hear from you.
07 Sept 2016
So today was a pretty normal day. Got up and worked out and got ready for the day. After personal and companion study we went off to go see our investigator Frank.
Well it was a great lesson, and Frank is getting baptized on Sept 24th! So that is really exciting, I can’t wait for that date!
So after Frank, the day was pretty normal. We went out street contacting and doing some try by’s for some people that could be investigators. Not much luck, but the night ended in an interesting way. So we saw a recent convert Jim, and after him we had a meeting with some of the ward people. Well there seems to be a brother who is driving a sister off, and a bunch of other things. He was trying to tell us how to do our job, and the way he was explaining it was nothing like our Mission President (who by the way holds the keys to direct the missionaries in the mission field) explained it. Also in the mission handbook and Preach My Gospel. I wanted to give this guy these! Well it ended pretty well. We ended up getting referral at the end of the night. Oh did I say Frank is getting baptized! Can’t wait to hear from you! Still haven’t received my letters!
09 Sept 016
Alex! So today was a pretty good day. I forgot to tell you about yesterday so here it is! And yesterday was normal, we got up and went out visiting people. Then we were in Coatbridge out finding people. Well my companion went up to this guy sitting down. This guy is Nelson and he is from India. His English isn’t the best, so it’s a little hard to talk to him. But this guy was meeting with the missionaries before. They even gave him a Book of Mormon but he lost it. So we were talking to him and he ended up taking us to his flat to teach him a lesson. So we went with him. Now like I said before his English isn’t the best so not sure how much he understood, but we invited him to be baptized and all that stuff.
So today (don’t worry I’ll get to Nelson, we saw him today) started out normalish, Elder Magby work up super sick. So a pretty slow start, but we did get out of the flat. Saw Rob & Deli gave them a lesson. Then we went out for lunch appointment with a member, and this member shared an experience with us… he was watching the Olympics and was watching the woman’s tennis. Well while watching this British tennis player he was alone and received a visit from Christ through the TV. So that was cool! Still not sure what to think. He also thinks everyone is after him and some kids in the ward are really just spirits, the food was really great!
Then after that we got to go see Nelson again! So we met up and we talked. We got all settled down, so now it’s time for the lesson. We are ready to teach the Plan of Salvation, I get my scriptures ready in Acts, we share it, and Nelson see’s that it is Acts. Then he tries to tell us about a Bible story of Paul, and we try to move on but he keeps going back. So we are like fine let’s find this story. We spend the whole lesson looking for the story of Paul. While Nelson just repeats it over and over. Well we finally find it…in Acts Chapter 14 to let you know. So we just answered his questions for the rest of the time, and we are getting a Book of Mormon in his own language for him. Well that was my day! I hope school is doing well. Can’t wait to hear from you!
Be safe and have fun.
11 Sept 2016
Alex! So the past few days Elder Magby has been super sick. I’m fine not sick…yet. So we’ve been mostly in the flat.
So yesterday was crazy and not. Yesterday, Elder Magby woke up really sick. It was pretty bad. So I made him call Sister Donaldson and tell her how sick he was. So we spent most of the whole day in the flat. I spent most of the day studying. It was great to have that time to just sit down and read.
I also cleaned the flat and went around just picking up and going through the food we had.
So we did have an appointment in Coatbridge with this Polish guy. So we got outside and it didn’t feel right. It really didn’t! That’s when it hit me that it was the Celtics vs. Rangers Football match. So we did our best to avoid all the drunks.
We got to Coatbridge and we sat down waiting for this guy that never came. However, two drunk guys walked by, they just started going off on all this stuff and almost wanted to fight, and we weren’t even saying anything to them. They went away and so we left. We tried to go finding but later the same two guys saw us. We saw them, so we turned around and got on a bus and left them behind. Came back to the flat and just back to studying.
Then today was church. I was asked to talk today! I talked about families, and I talked about everyone in our family. I thought it was a good talk.
Then the rest of the church was pretty good. Elder Magby is still sick so after church we went and saw a member family, then we came back to the flat. I cooked dinner and made potatoes and canned Haggis. It was pretty good!
So that was my day! I hope your day was pretty good! I get to email you tomorrow! And hear all about your day.
I miss you Alex! I can’t wait to see you again!
I love you! Be safe and have fun!