Monday, July 10, 2017

March 3, 2017

Hiya Everyone!

This week we weren't able to do much work in our area. There was a Scotland South Conference in Edinburgh on Tuesday, for the missionaries in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley Zones. They spoke about what we call the Big 5, stuff we use unique to our mission (My Conversion Formula, How to get a qualified appointment, At Church Checklist and Holy Ghost Principle), also a bit about Jospeh Smith history, giving Joseph Smith a voice when we teach the Restoration, How to set Goals (Desire, Vision, Goals, Plan and Action) I like when president said in one email. A Goal without a plan is Fish without Chips. After the conference my district and some members of my zone had interviews with the Mission President. Sister Parker and I ended up being the last people to get interviewed, for dinner President and Sister Donaldson took us and the APs for dinner at 5 guys. It's like a little piece of home. Since President was going to Glasgow that night he offered to drive us to Glasgow train station. So off we went. On the way we got lost... I'm not going to say whose fault it was. (not mine) And we had to spend the night at the Glasgow STL Flat. Hahaha!!
The next day we had to run out of the train station in Ayr to our appointment with Dani (the Pakastani man we met a couple weeks ago). It was really cool. He asked us what was the difference between the catholic church and the lds church. We planned on teaching the Restoration so it was perfect. I think it went pretty well. We invited him to hear the prophet and his Apostles speak at General conference this weekend. We also saw Chris this week which was really cool. He's progressing so much and the Spirit was so strong in the lessons. Everything we teach him, he says it makes sense. He went to General Conference on Sunday at the church, he went to the Priesthood and the Sunday Morning Session. (For those who don't know what General Conference is, it's a world wide broadcast that happens twice a year. Members of the Twelve (Quorum of the Twelve Apostels)  and the First Presidency (Prophet and his two counsellors) Speak and as well as some of the members of the other Presidences (Primary, Young men, young woman and Relief Society) and also the Seventy. They talk about church things, invite us to act, do announcements and there is a choir singing as well. Each session is two hours long we have General Womans conference and Priesthood Conference as well) We met a new first Nioimi, she's amazing! Nioimi is 22, a college student and is so open to the Spirit. In our first lesson with her this week she exclaimed that she felt like her heart was beating so fast when we were teaching about Joseph Smith, she went to Conference for one of the sessions and loved it. I'm so excited about some of the People we've been teaching I could talk forever about them.
General Conference was really good. I think as a Missionary sitting through hours and hours of conference is alot eaiser to consentrate and not get distracted. I loved Carol McConkie's talk in the Women's general Session about making ourselves Holy, Dale G. Renlund on how Jesus Christ looks upon our sins, Russel M. Nelson about how the Atonement is nothing without talking about the Saviour and who he is, Robert D. Hales becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ we need to be not only emulating him in our actions but in our hearts and how each of the attributes help strengthen one another such as Faith increase as we strive to be more Virtuous. When we develop Tempreance we develop Patience. Elder Holand on the Chourous of Mortality, Peace can only be achieved if all Loves God and Keep his commandments. God is determind to make us more than we think we can be. Gary B. Stalin, Standing up on the inside. Joy D. Jones helping children become sin resistant.
So good ❤
We had exchanges in Glasgow this week. I actually really like Glasgow. It's a really cool city with such a diversity of Nationalities. So much history and variety. Got to stop and talk to so many different people. I'll send some photos I took of the cool musium that we got to teach in. 

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