Monday, May 23, 2016

Great Things are Happening

Monday, May 23, 2016
What a fantastic week it has been! So many miracles are happening around our zone and things are really picking up in our area also! 

On Tuesday this week, we went to Dumbarton (a bit northwest of Glasgow), for District meeting and then stayed there for the day to work with the Elders there. It was great! I was with Elder Jamieson, who is going home next week so it was great to be around him before he leaves. We spent most of the day in Helensburgh which is a nice little town right along the west coast, so it was beautiful and we did some great work there! 

We found this man in this town centre who was really kind and invited us right then and there in to his home. We taught him, it was a pretty great lesson and he accepted a baptismal date, so it was quite a good day despite some rain.

Wednesday, I was with Elder Carmichael on exchanges- so it was just like old times! We taught so well together with the few lessons that we had because we are already accustomed to each other of course! I loved it! He has grown so much since I served with him in Galway.

The rest of the week was pretty solid! We have been teaching so many cool, new people lately!! Jim is still doing great. We have this great new girl named Nicole from Slovakia, who is really Catholic but is really interested and pays very good attention to what we teach. There is a really great guy named Craig also, who we met on walking back to the church one day- he had a bit of free time, so we gave him a church tour right then, and he agreed for a return appointment later, where we had a fantastic lesson! There is also this student named Jay who came to church for the second time this Sunday. He loves coming to church and meeting with us, but he says he isn't a believer... So we are really trying to help him build some faith. But I just love the consistency we have had lately- more people we are meeting with more often. Also, Queency came to church this week now that she is back in Glasgow after being on holiday for a while. She seemed to really like it and we are teaching her today, so hopefully she can continue to progress well.

We are looking forward to 2 baptisms in our zone this week, out in Cumbernauld and Airdrie (outskirt towns of Airdrie), and our zone this past week did incredible with teaching, and helping many people accept baptismal dates, so we are thrilled for the success that lies ahead! Our mission as a whole is also doing really well also- there is a goal for 20 baptisms this week, which would be a huge achievement!  

This upcoming week we have Mission Leadership Council in Edinburgh on Tuesday which will be a good experience, and we also have moves call this upcoming Sunday... Soooo we'll see! Probably about a 50/50 shot of me staying or going. There are 2 zone leaders going home for sure, so they will have to mix things up a bit. I really would love to stay in Glasgow after having so many great things happen recently, so we'll see what happens.

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