The rest of Tuesday was grand, we ran around Aberdeen with some of the other elders, giving lifts, being professional, eating food, all the good stuff until the evening.
Wednesday we were still in Aberdeen to catch our ferry that evening. After taking care of some business, doing the shopping that cannot be done in Shetland, we got on the car and onto the ferry to the Shetland Isles. On the ferry, we had dinner and then things got a wee bit bumpy due to the nature of taking a ferry across open waters in winter-like weather. It was pretty neat, we just slept most of the ferry, thankfully.
Thursday morning we arrived in Lerwick, the main town in Shetland. From there, we went to our flat, which is a new flat for the elders up here. Elder Giles partially moved flats before coming down to Aberdeen with his companion, so it was our job to unpack and reorganize. We did some of that, then we visited a less-active fellow, had a chat and lunch with him, the continued to unpack, dropped by a member, visited another less-active fellow, then had dinner at a member's house. It was a busy first day, but an epic one. I can't complain about it.
Friday, we continued to unpack. I was then showed the church building, we weekly planned, visited a few other folks, and cell service was totally out, too. That was the worst part. We eventually found this place called The Knab where we had some reception. That was great. Had a good view, too.
Saturday we did a lot of things. We started off finalizing the unpack of the flat then went to the church to help out with a class that was to be taught there after branch mission coordination. Certainly a blast. After, we took part in several community activities and it was grand. After, we went off and met with one of our friends, then had dinner and volunteered at this Youth Cafe. That was pretty great, the Youth Cafe is pretty fun and missionaries have been doing it up here forever. It's a blast.
Sunday was Remembrance Sunday. It celebrates those who died in World War I and in the wars since, and it was epic. We went to church, but near eleven, we went to a memorial in town to watch a small parade and participate in the memorial services. That was fantastic to watch. At church, I met most of the members in the branch. After, we had a soup lunch with this one family, which was grand. We then went out and about and did a bit of work. It's fun doing work in Shetland, because it gets dark around 4:00 or so. Pretty neat. We had dinner at a member's house that night, too. Lamb is grand, so it is.
That was this week. So far, it's pretty neat. There's plenty of wind up here and plenty of rain. I think, it's going to be a great time!
Thank you all for the support and whatnot! Hopefully you all have a fantastic week and you all enjoy what comes! That's what we ought to do, take life as it comes and deal with it.
Jacob 6:12 "O be wise; what can I say more?"
In the name of progress!