Monday, July 25, 2016
Another amazing week here in Glasgow!
Of course, the highlight was Lisa's baptism . Wow it was such an incredible experience to be a part of. Lisa has changed so much in just 6 short weeks! It's been amazing to see her journey and especially to be part of her conversion process- all the way from talking to her for the first time on the street, teaching her everything, and eventually having the privilege of baptising her ! She said she was terrified the whole week approaching the baptism, but she was so prepared and so ready, and it was an absolutely amazing service! The Stake President even came as well because his daughters participated with part of the service. Lisa has received so much support and I have no doubt that she will be an incredible addition to the ward here. After her baptism and Confirmation she was just beaming!
Johannes continues to progress so well also! He attended Lisa's baptism and church and seems to have really grown his testimony. He is preparing to be baptised this , so if everything goes well he will be all ready to go! It's been amazing to see so much change in him as well. The downside is that he is moving back to Estonia the week following his baptism, so he won't be able to stay to support the ward, but he said he wants to be baptised before he moves back so that he doesn't put it off or procrastinate his baptism. I am sure he will be a great blessing back in Estonia where the church is still pretty small though.
We have another new friend we have been teaching who is also doing really great! He is Chinese, but his English name is Tony. He is incredible! He picks up things so well and loves learning about the church. He came to church and brought FOUR of his chinese friends. Unfortunately, their English wasn't as good so they will be taught by the Chinese Elders and go to the other ward in Glasgow where they have Chinese classes and more fellowship. We will probably have to pass over Tony to them as well, but it's great to see such a huge impact in Glasgow. Our zone is still doing so well, and it will only get better as students for the Universities move in for the next semester. There are so many missionaries coming in this upcoming transfer, so hopefully we can get some more Elders and Sisters in Glasgow!
Things are continuing to go well! Elder Stevens and I are working well together and we are excited for this week. We have basically a normal week of missionary work, so we are absolutely stoked to just go out and work hard, and not have to worry about extra meetings or anything. I love this work and I love this city!
|Found some Krispy Kreme donuts and had to buy one- even though they were SO expensive.|