Hola Familia! (And Amigos)
|With the Book of Mormon|
|Super old and apparently abandoned church!|
|On a rare sunny day|
Poor Sister Allan (a recent convert) has had such crazy things happening in her life. It has been a real struggle for her, and a big test of her faith. So if you don’t mind praying for her, that God will take away her burdens and her faith in Him will be strengthened, that would be much appreciated! We had another lesson with Nicola and Sarah, but then they have cancelled and then rescheduled and then cancelled again three times in a row! So I don’t know how that is going, our last lesson they had a lot of hard questions. We are working on it and even if they don’t get baptized or accept the gospel then at least I know they have been exposed to the church and maybe down the road it will be a better time.
|Chapping on doors like this one.|
1) Be believing
2) Commit yourself
3) Do your part
5) Expect trials of your faith
6) Expect the Lord to act!
It’s a great talk.
The tree's here are finally starting to get their leaves! It makes the whole country so beautiful! When Sister Parks and I were taking the train down to Douglas for our lesson with Sister Ross, I just looked out the window the whole time. And all those pictures you see of Scotland, the rolling hills, and sheep everywhere and cute small houses fenced in by a short rock wall, actually exist! It’s beautiful. Because Hamilton is a city I don’t see it as much but the country is just so pretty. And Douglas is a super cute small town I have some cool pictures I’ll send.
Ok one last comment about Scotland. The rivalry in European football is crazy here!!!!!! I have only just learned the magnitude of it. So there are two football clubs that come out of Glasgow, the Rangers (who are blue) and the Celtics (who are green). Football is basically a religion here, on the nights there is a game on; lots of people ignore our chapping! But what is crazy is that not only is it just the Rangers verses the Celtics but it’s also the Protestants verses the Catholics. Protestants support the Rangers (predominantly), and the Catholics support the Celtics. It is so weird! Robert, our new investigator, was talking about how much he didn't like the hypocrisy in the Catholic church this is what he supposedly said (Remember, I couldn't understand him), "they go to church and then right when they get out they go to the nearest pub to cheer on the Celtics, that’s wrong!" ha ha, and you know he probably only feels that way because he doesn't support the Celtics. So it has been fun learning about this culture, and also I now have this undying urge to learn how to play football! Next Monday is a bank holiday so Lewis doesn't have school so Sister Parks and I are going to learn to play from him and his brothers and some others in the ward! It’s going to be grand! Well that’s all I have for you, sorry this letter wasn't as exciting, but I am very grateful for all your prayers! I can feel them. I love this work and I hope I am making my Heavenly Father proud. Every day I have the opportunity to bear my testimony of the reality of God! It is the best thing in the whole world!