I hope this email finds you all in good health and having a great time. I know I say that every time but it’s true. haha.
Anyway, this was a great week. We worked so hard this week. It rained a lot but hey, that’s Scotland! And I think it was about time for it to rain all week because it’s been really sunny lately.
We had lots of miracles this week. We didn’t have a whole lot of lessons set up so we were mostly GQing which means Golden Questioning or street contacting. Like I said earlier, it was raining a lot this week. So that makes it really hard to street contact because nobody wants to stop and talk to you in the rain. So one of the miracles, or I guess a few, we experienced this week was that we were able to have great attitudes while finding and we were able to find lots of great people who are willing to learn more about the gospel.
One of the miracles that goes along with that is that Sister Cole talked to a guy a while back in city center and he wasn’t interested at all in our message. He stopped and talked to her but he didn’t want to hear more. But when we were in the city just the other day, Sister Six started talking to this guy and I didn’t recognize him at first but he was interested in hearing what we were sharing and so he set up a lesson for the next day. When we got to the lesson we started talking to him and he said something about meeting a different sister missionary a while ago which got him thinking. Turns out, it was the same guy Sister Cole was talking to who wasn’t interested at all. And now he is interested and wants to learn more!
I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day yesterday and that you all enjoyed it! We had dinner at an amazing member’s house and it was great.
Hope you all are doing well and you’re all enjoying the summer! It’s been rainy all week here in Dundee. We had a really nice and sunny week last week but it comes and goes. At least it hasn’t been too cold. You still only need just a light jacket.
We had Zone Interview Training on Wednesday which was amazing!! We got the statistics of the past couple months from the Assistants and the Scotland/Ireland Mission had a total of 40 baptisms in the month of May!! That’s the most it’s been since I’ve been in the mission. Probably the most it’s ever been. The month I came in, December, has been the closest but off by just 1!
On Sunday, all the missionaries in the Liff Ward had to give talks about how missionary work has blessed our lives and why we decided to come on a mission. There are 2 sets of missionaries in our ward so it was nice to hear from the Elders and then Sister Six and me. Tiffany, a recent convert in the Liff Ward and a girl I love SO much also gave a talk. She was so nervous but she did amazing!!
Another amazing thing that happened on Sunday was that our investigator Meng came to church! I’ve been teaching him for 3 months now and he’s never been to church and he finally came this week! I was so happy.
A miracle that happened just this morning is that I ran almost 3 miles!! And for those of you who know my exercise repertoire, it does not include running. I hate running. But on Monday mornings and Friday mornings, some YSA and the missionaries in Dundee get up early to run the Tay Bridge. It’s 3 miles over and back. I’ve run it several times already but I’ve never made it all the way over. Today I did! I didn’t run the absolute entire time but I ran most of it and it was amazing.
Again, hope you all are enjoying summer and hopefully being out of school by now. Love you all!
I hope you’re all doing well. I am so enjoying life in Scotland. Especially with it now being spring. The weather is usually between 45-70 degrees now so gone is the winter coat and out comes the light jacket!! Haha. I was actually sunburned earlier this week. Of all the places in the world to be sunburned and I get sunburned in Scotland.
So some crazy things that have happened this week. I know I told you all that on Sunday, we were given moves call and nothing was changing. Sister Cole and I were staying together and we were staying in Dundee. Well, on Wednesday, AFTER moves day, we got a different moves call. Which technically makes it an e-move because it was after everyone else had moved. So Sister Cole went to Dunfermline. And I got a new companion- a brand new missionary. Her name is Sister Six and she’s been out in the mission field for less than a week.
So that was definitely unexpected. So I got to travel down to Edinburgh on Thursday and pick her up and we came back to Dundee and enjoyed a couple of hardworking sunny days and then back down to Edinburgh last night for a fireside at the mission home. A former Stake President in the Paisley Scotland Stake spoke and it was amazing. I also got to see some missionaries I haven’t seen in a while.
Another fun thing about Thursday besides going down to Edinburgh was that it was exactly my 6 month mark!! I left Spokane, WA on December 2, 2016 to report to the Preston, England MTC. Thursday was June 2, 2016 so it had been exactly 6 months since I left. Crazy!! I burned a pair of tights to celebrate. In our mission, sisters burn tights on their six month mark, and a skirt on their year mark. So gone are one pair of tights!! Not that I’ll need them for a while considering it’s been so warm outside!
Anyway, that’s been about my crazy life as a missionary in the Scotland/Ireland Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week.
So with moves call yesterday came the exciting news that nothing was changing for our companionship! Sister Cole will still be my companion and we will be staying in Dundee for another 5 weeks.
Anyway, this week was a really good week. The highlights of my week were Tuesday climbing the Law (the biggest hill in Dundee with a large statue-thing at the top) after District Meeting and Friday with Tiffany all day.
So we as a mission have been assigned by President and Sister Donaldson to take landscape pictures with missionaries in them. So for lunch after District Meeting on Tuesday, we decided to make the hike and take some pictures. It was absolutely beautiful and it was so much fun as well.
On Friday, Tiffany, a recent convert of about 3 months dressed up as a sister missionary and spent the entire day with us. It was absolutely amazing and it was a blast. She loved it. The day before she came with us, she had been complaining that every time we see her, we always have food with us and are stuffing our faces. After being with us for a day, she said that she understands why. Haha. She was absolutely dead tired at the end of the day but she enjoyed it so much. She says she doesn’t want to go on a mission but the fact that she dressed up and came out with us all day says she might. So we’ll see 🙂
Anyway, I hope things have been going well for all of you and I hope you’re excited for summer just around the corner!