Monday, December 21, 2015

Weekly Update #37

 There's a saying in the mission: In the Scotland and Ireland Mission, we invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the Restored Gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. Missionaries just like to shorten it: In the Scotland and Ireland Mission, WE BAPTISE!
     That's what me and Elder Roylance did this week.
     The rest of Monday was alright. We knocked some doors, did a bit of work; because of moves week, it wasn't preparation day.
     Tuesday we continued knocking and then went over to have the mother of the mother and daughter group interviewed for her baptism. That was grand. After that, we had some food and went to the church to watch Jack's wife be baptised! Wow! She's grand, and Jack was a happy gent.
     Wednesday was our preparation day. We went to Roslin Chapel again with a member from the ward, Andrew. That was grand. We then ate at IKEA. I may have gotten a few IKEA pencils for surveys. Maybe. We then had dinner at the Ross' and then boogied off to a short meeting and that was the night.

     Thursday we did a bit of weekly planning then went over to Jack's house for a plateful of spaghetti. It's still fantastic. We then went caroling with the Zone in Edinburgh! It was a bit chilly, but fun!

     Friday we finished weekly planning, ate lunch at the Johnston's, went in the visit a less-active friend, visited another less-active friend, then had a pizza. That was the day. Travel is a killer, let me say.
     Saturday we were stressing out, or at least I was. We first went out to print out baptismal programs, then we did some service for an elderly sister, who makes AMAZING stir-fry. We then tried-by another fellow, went to the church, and got ready for Annette's baptism. Then, we baptised. Annette was so excited and it was an absolute blast! I had the honour to be the one baptising her. It's fantastic, let me say.

     Then on Sunday we confirmed Annette, had a good time at church, watched the nativity program put on by the primary, went back to the flat to do some business, visited a family, and then it was night. That was it.
     I apologize, but we only have an hour this week to email because I'll be Skyping with my family in a few days. They'll keep ya'll posted!
     Cheers! Have yourselves a Merry Christmas!

Elder Kinville

Jacob 6:12 "O be wise; what can I say more?"

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