This week was pretty wild as well, but I am so pumped for this next transfer. On Monday, we didn't have a lot going on, Elder Pelham had to shop for a suitcase because he was leaving on Thursday so we just did that and emailed. We did get to play a little sport is a patch of grass next to the zone leader flat which was fun. We played some rugby for an hour or so. On Tuesday we had a district council and then we worked the rest of the day finding and teaching. On Wednesday we had a stacked day because Elder Pelham wanted to say goodbye to all of his friends he has made here which was fun. On Thursday we took him to the bus station and then taught some of the Zone Leader's friends. Friday was generally the same except we played Volleyball for the first time since I have been back. On Saturday we taught a little in the morning and then we had General Conference at 5 pm. It was a great session and I learned a ton from it. We got our move calls afterwards. The Sisters in Cork both got moved out, Elder Burningham is leaving and I am staying to train a new missionary. I am so stoked to do that because I have wanted to my whole mission and I think I am getting the only trainee in all of Ireland. Elder Burningham is going to Belfast so I am super happy for him because it is a great time up there too. Two new Elders are coming in to replace the Sisters and I know them both so it will be cool. On Sunday we had conference and packing. I don't have a lot planned for today, but I will fly from Cork to Edinburgh tomorrow early in the morning and I will spend all of Wednesday travelling back into my area. Have a good week!
This week was full of work with a few surprises and a lot of travel. On Monday we didn't do a ton other than email and work at night. On Tuesday we had our District Council and President Macdonald came down for interviews. Both were really good and it was great to see President. Afterwards, we went into the city and worked the day and then had pizza with a member. On Wednesday and Thursday we didn't have a whole lot going on, but Friday was interesting. Elder Pelham and I were planning on going out to teach most of the day and the other Elders were going to Edinburgh for exchanges, but Elder Berry got sick and couldn't go. I got told that I was going instead so I spent the first part packing and the rest driving to Dublin and flying to Edinburgh with Elder Burningham. I was on exchange with Elder Christansen which was a lot of fun. It was good to see him and be back in Scotland for a day. We taught a few lessons and found quite a bit. We traveled back and on Sunday we went to church. There were some members from Arizona who know the Sanchez's. IT was a good week and we will find out our moves next week.
This week was good, was out of town on Wednesday and had an extended exchange throughout the week. On Monday didn't get up to a whole lot other than emailing and finding at night. We also had the opportunity to teach our friend Shuang who's baptism was the next day. On Tuesday we worked in the morning a bit and then went to the church to fill up the font. The baptism was great, Elder Pelham was the one who baptised her and I confirmed later that week. That night we drove to Dublin for the conference the next day; we stayed at Elder Moyle's flat which was a good time. Wednesday was great, the conference was fantastic. Elder De Feo came to the meeting and spoke. Everyone who presented did a great job and I learned a ton. After the conference, all the Elders from Cork stayed in Dublin so that they could go to Edinburgh the next day so I went with Elder Firstbrook back to Cork. It has been dumping rain most of the week and it was a lot of that in the back half. On Saturday everyone got back which was good and on Sunday we had church.
This week was a good one in Cork. On Monday we went to Kinsale, a little fishing town south of Cork. We had a really good time playing football and hiking around a little bit. When we finished, we went back into town and found for the night. On Tuesday we had a District Council at the church and two sisters came in from Dublin. We had a really good meeting and then went into town. During the week we met with a few cool people, one of which is hopefully getting baptized soon. We have been finding a lot to try and build our teaching pool and it has been reasonably successful. We had 2 dinner appointments this week, one with a guy named Ronan and another with a Brazilian family. They were both very good and we were super grateful for them. Church was really good and it is so nice to see how many people are getting out to church on Sunday. This next week is going to be an interesting one because we are in Dublin on Wednesday and my comp and the Zone Leaders are out of Cork from then until Saturday.
This week was a great one back in Cork. We had a lot of fun being in the city centre and on the University. During the week, we had a few meetings and we found quite a bit. It was nice having a lot of good food around again. We had a few good lessons and I got to see a lot of my friends in the branch again. To be honest, not a whole lot of interesting things happened this week other than moving and finding. Church was really good on Sunday and the Branch has gotten a lot bigger in the short time I have been gone. My district is mostly from the UK which is cool. Also, everyone is super chill which is awesome to work around. Everyone works well together that way. Well, that's about all that happened this week, have a good one.
This email might be short simply because I didn't do a whole lot. I moved to Airdrie on Monday with Elder Lowry which was great, but for reasons I got a call on Wednesday to go back to Cork with Elder Pelham, who used to be my zone leader in Belfast. I didn't end up leaving Airdrie till Saturday, so we just ended up finding for the other Elders that were coming into Airdrie. I started my trip on Saturday night but I didn't get into Cork until 12 today. I will let you know more next week,
Hello! I am emailing from my new area in Airdrie. This week was fantastic and a good way to end my time in Livingston. So on Monday we did not get up to a whole lot, just emailing and getting shopping done. On Tuesday we had a really good district meeting by Elder Gowans in Edinburgh. Afterwards, we got taken out to lunch by a member. On Wednesday we didn't do a whole lot, but we had a really good diner on Thursday and on Friday. We also met a cool Hungarian couple who want to be taught which is way cool. On Saturday we went to Bathgate. There was a live music thing going on for a charity so we got to listen to some good music as we worked. I got the call to go to Airdrie then which was way cool. Yesterday we had lots of lessons and church, mixed with a bit of packing. I went into Edinburgh with my stuff then, and got to see Elder Bain, Gowans, Nelson and Haynes before they went home which was way cool. This morning I took a train to Glasgow and then to Airdrie with my new comp Elder Lowry. He is from Liverpool and I've known him for a while so I am super excited to serve with him. Have a good week!
This week was an adventure for Elder Lybbert and I. On Monday we were in Livingston, just getting some things done around here. On Tuesday we went in to Edinburgh for district meeting and then we went to Whitburn for the day. We had a great DA (dinner appointment) out there and then we took a bus back to Livingston. We had to go back to Edinburgh that night so we were hurrying but then the bus we were on told everyone to get off. Apparently the service only went halfway between one of the cities and Livingston, but no one on the bus knew so we spent the next 45 minutes speed walking back into our town. We got our stuff and then took a train to Edinburgh. It was wild getting to Elder Gowans' flat because there is a huge festival going on for all of August. The exchange on Wednesday was a lot of fun, we got to meet people from so many places which was awesome. On Thursday and Friday we were all over our area, just going to DA's or GQing. On Saturday we went to Bathgate and GQed most of the day. Sunday was great also, we had a good time at church. Have a great week!
On Monday, we didn't get up to much, I got a haircut and did some shopping. On Tuesday, we had our Scotland South conference with Edinburgh, Glasgow and Paisley zones. We had a good time there, it was really uplifting and spiritual. I got to see a few people for the last time before they go home which was way cool. On Wednesday, we chapped Armadale for most of the day. We had dinner with Bishop and his family. I had fried Haggis with chips which was amazing. We were also in Armadale for Thursday chapping and such and we had dinner with some cool members. On Friday we had interviews with President Macdonald in Edinburgh so we were there till 130 and then we had lunch with a member named Anne. We had pizza and then we traveled back. We chapped a bit in Livingston that night. On Saturday, we did some service weeding a yard. We were there for an hour and a half and then we did a little bit of finding and went to a dinner appointment. It was fantastic food and a fun night. On Sunday we went to church and we had a good time there and then we went finding for a bit in one of our old chapping areas. After, we had dinner with the Mackays and missionary coordination. Today we shouldn't be doing too much either, probably going to the Centre. Have a good week!
Elder Skelton is a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is currently serving in the Scotland/Ireland Mission
Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever. - Alma 26:12