We have had so much success with working with members, I love depending
on members and through that relationship they know that we work hard and
when they work with us we see miracles. Since receiving a new companion
it sure is interesting because Elder Lamb and I haven't been out for a
year yet of our missions and we are still both 19 years old, we have an
interesting dynamic as a companionship, I'm the youngest companion he
has ever had and he is also the youngest companion I've ever had... the
faith that we have together as new missionaries is astounding, I love
It is also a rarity for two English missionaries to serve together
(our ward loves it!) we manage to work hard together and because our
understanding of the culture and the nature of the area of St. Helen's
our investigators are being treated well!
I'm in love with St. Helen's not because of the area (in all fairness it
is a great area!) but the members really do make the area. We have
dinner appointments everyday, we are fed really well, the members get
along well with us and they talk to us like we are just a part of the
family, one of our neighbors washes and irons our shirts (I can't
remember the last time I have ironed a white shirt in St. Helen's) the
youth are great and everyday feels like "destiny"
I've decided to take a photo just before I e-mail as a new tradition
so you can kind of see things live, plus we are e-mailing on some posh
apple macs, it's a good deal if you ask me.
Thursday - Saturday
this week was a blur, I got a little ill which aggravated my asthma a
little so I ended up not being able to breathe properly so I got
permission to stay in and recover, it was pretty interesting, because if
you know me... I haven't really had a lot of experience with doctors
offices and walk in centers and pharmacies just because I never get
sick. So it was interesting trying to answer questions about what is
what and who is who.
All that matters is that I am better now and I'm out and about.
Sunday was amazing! We managed to get things done. This Sunday made me
reminisce a little, the St. Helen's ward has many talented people and
has people who can play the piano so it is never a struggle to get
anyone to do it, I haven't really played piano for a sacrament meeting
since Rochdale (about 4 months ago) and this Sunday all the pianists
just seemed to not be there or were ill as well so I was privileged to
play during sacrament meeting, I love the opportunities that we receive
as missionaries to serve, because we are "called to serve" and that can
happen in anyway we can... I managed to play for 2 musical items and a
normal sacrament service! I love using my talents for good, it really
benefited the St. Helen's ward and they were able to see that I'm just
not "another Mormon missionary in a suit"
Something exciting that happened this past week was an activity
called "Family Night with the Osmond's" some of the Osmond brothers came
to Liverpool, before last Monday I really had no clue who the Osmond's
were or even what they looked like. Well... I tell you I know now, some
of the missionaries in the Liverpool stake were able to attend with
investigators and less actives and non members, many of the people who
were there were non members, there was a crowd of about 700 and it was
an amazing amount of missionary work we were able to do there. In all it
was a great activity that we were able to be a part of, people
travelled far and wide to get to that concert and apparently even people
from Denmark came!
It was a wonderful opportunity for missionary work!
I love you all, it is a great time to be a missionary!