Monday, January 16, 2017

Weekly Update #93

     If I were to shorten this week to one word, that single word would be: fire. Fire. This week was a blaze! It was fantastic! And there's going to be a few pictures!

     So, after emailing we went out to see this old viking ruin village thingmy, but we got distracted and found this really neat cliff and rocky bits and we ended up going to the Southern-most part of mainland Shetland! That was neat. We also found a really old viking house, too, which was alright. We ended the night with FHE.

     Tuesday we rocked and rolled out with a District Meeting in the morning, which was good. After that, we went about, did some work around town, and then visited one of our friends. It was a shortish evening, but it was good!

     Wednesday we rocked and rolled out with the usual work about in the morning. The rest of the day was pretty much working  about. 

     Thursday, we did the usual. We visited a friend in the morning and had lovely conversations there. In the evening, we had a fantastic dinner at this family's house and they invited us over to watch the Scalloway Fire Festival with them.

    Up here in Shetland, they are proud of their viking ancestry. As many know, the vikings had a lovely tradition of burning their kings/chiefs/jarls in galleys when they died. So, the Shetlanders do the same thing every year around this time. They call it Up-Helly-Aa. Now, every island/town has it's own Up-Helly-Aa and Scalloway had their's on Friday. IT WAS SO EPIC!!!! AAAAHHH!!! So we watched fire Friday after doing some work and visiting some friends. It was grand!

     Saturday was good as well. We did some work and then we were invited to a friend's birthday party, so we went. It was great! After, we had the Youth Cafe, which was also a lot of fun!

     Sunday was a fun day. After church, we had a lunch and then did a wee bit of work before we went to a family's house for dinner. And that, was about it for this week!

      I am really excited, mainly because January 31st is Lerwick's Up-Helly-Aa, and I AM EXCITED! It should be great!

     Thank you all for the support and emails! Have a grand week!

Elder Kinville

Jacob 6:12 "O be wise; what can I say more?"
In the name of progress!

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