Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Update #99

 A fabulous morning from Scotland to you all.

     This week was good. The rest of Monday we did some sports with some YSA in Stranraer and then we went out and about throughout the rest of the day. It was pretty grand, let's be honest here.

     Tuesday we trained up to Ayr to have District Meeting. That was all fun and we had to wait for a while around Ayr before we caught our train back. Ayr's pretty nice. When we got back, we kept going about and around in town and whatnot. Good day.

     Wednesday we were out in the morning to do some business in town and then we talked to some of the folk around there. In the afternoon, we visited a friend, kept going around and about and then visited another friend to close out the evening. It felt like a short day, but I liked it.


That was the jist of it all. We were around the town for a wee while after and then went to Branch Coordination and had a ball there. The Branch of the Church here is incredibly nice folk. I like them. In the evening we visited another friend and that was the day done.

     Friday was grand as well. After meeting with a fellow in the morning and having a pretty late lunch, we went about the town, chatted to folk, and then had a dinner. The house we went to, oh my goodness. So, the husband has a man cave and it is a man cave. It has Elvis on the wall and all sorts of grand memorabilia! It was epic! Wow! We had fun, to say the least.

     Saturday we went to our Branch mission leader's home to watch their dogs for a wee bit. After that, we had a lunch at the flat and then the Andrus', a senior couple, came by and gave me some returning home instruction. That was fantastic, I really liked that. We went about the rest of the day around the town and in the evening we had a fancy smancy dinner, so I wore my kilt. Obviously. 

     Sunday we went to church, where I was given a surprise to give a quick talk. That was lovely and church was great. After, we went out and about, chatted to folk in the town, had a dinner, and then did some work to wind down in the evening. 

     It was a great week, I enjoyed it all. Today, we're thinking of going to the Mull of Galloway, the Southern most tip of Scotland. It's going to be great! Also, it's my birthday or something today. That's neat.

     Everyone, have a great week! Take care, ya'll!

Elder Kinville

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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Weekly Update #98

 Another week down and some more work done. Let's fill you in on the week.

     The rest of Monday was good! After shopping and some lunch we went over and played some badminton with some of the YSA again and that was pretty great!  After that, we went back to the flat for the evening and spent some time there before doing a bit of work about the town. And then, kebabs.

     Tuesday we got up and headed to Ayr for District Meeting. The meeting was good and after we caught the train to Kilmarnock to go on exchanges with those elders. For the rest of Tuesday, I was with Elder Cropper and we had a good time heading around the town and chatting to folks there.

     Wednesday I was teamed with Elder Augustine and we did much of the same. We had a few people to try-by and ended up teaching a lesson in the day, which was good. After all that, we went to this one place that had incredible ice cream! Probably some of the best ice cream ever. Period.

     Thursday morning we packed out of Kilmarnock and headed back to Stranraer. Back in town, we did some work out and about and it was pretty grand. In the evening we met with one of our friends and went over to a member's house for the discussion, which was grand. 

     Friday we went out and did some work in the morning. After lunch and coordination, we went to do some planning in the evening time. That was great. I might have gotten bored and created a dastardly French villain by the name of Pierre LeCryon. It's a thing, that was great.

     On Saturday we went over to a member's house to do some service. We tore up some carpet and did a few other things, and ended up cleaning out most of their garage. It was grand, the garage looks great now. We did some work out and about the rest of the day. 

     Sunday was also a good day. We went to church, went to a linger-longer there, and then went back to do some work out and about. We then had a meal appointment, traveled back, and closed the night with work. It's all good.

     This week is lining up to be a good one as well! Thank you all, have a grand time!


Elder Kinville

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

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Update #97

  From the magical land of Stranraer, good morning! We had a pretty great week this week, let me tell you all about it.

     The rest of Monday we did the usual, went about and did a bit of work here and there. It was good, pretty good.

     Tuesday morning we caught a train to Ayr where we had our District Meeting.

It was a nice meeting and after we went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders. I was with Elder Thomson and we had the car, which was a blessing because it was a rainy day. We visited some of their people and it was a pretty good day.

     Wednesday morning we caught the train back to Stranraer and it was a lovely morning. We got back to Stranraer and went about doing work, like we do. It was grand. I made stroganoff, too! It was delicious, I liked it and so did Elder Ritchie. 

     Thursday we went out in the morning and did some work about town. We then had coordination and then did some more work around the town. It was cold, as well. We found these binocular-sight-seeing-thingmes and that was neat. 

We met with one of our friends that evening and had a great chat then.

     Friday we did the usual here in Stranraer, working around and about the town. The whole day was pretty much going around and doing work around the town. It was nice.

     Saturday we went about in the morning and worked like we always do. We talked to some good people. We also found Palmyra!

Granted, it wasn't in New York, but it was alright. ​​The afternoon was planning and work and whatnot and then we went over to a friend's house and had a wonderful dinner there. It was grand!

     Sunday was Stake Conference and so we got a lift to Paisley early that morning. The conference was grand. President Donaldson was also there and since there's somethings going on in the Mission Home, he decided to give me an exiting interview. I still have four weeks, but it was a bitter sweet moment.  After it all, we had a dinner and then went out for some work in the evening and then that was that. Day done.

     That was my week, there we go, done and dusted. Thank you all, have a great week!


Elder Kinville

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

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekly Update #96

   A good afternoon from Stranraer! Here's the craic:

     So, the rest of Tuesday was neat. We went about and visited a family for dinner after doing shopping and a bit of work. It was great. The family was incredibly relaxed as well and I really enjoyed them! That was Tuesday.

     Wednesday, we went out and about to work. So, geography lesson here: Stranraer is right next to a loch, Loch Ryan. We took some pretty intense pictures of Loch Ryan right around sunset. 

It was pretty grand, let me say. But for the day of Wednesday, we did work and it ended when we got on the train to go to Kilmarnock to be with our District Leader prior to going to Edinburgh for a conference.

     Thursday we woke up bright and early, went to Glasgow, went to Edinburgh, and had a conference. That conference was pretty great. I gave my departing testimony at that conference and it was pretty fun; I enjoyed it. After the conference, we had a special treat when Anne came by and treated us to a lovely dinner! That was grand, it really, really was! After, we took the train back to Kilmarnock and then spent the night there again.

     Friday we got up early once again to catch the train to Stranraer. It was a nice two hours. After, we went along and did some work about the town. We met with some folk, talked a bit, and had Branch Mission Coordination, which was probably one of the best meetings of the type I had. It was grand. Also, sort of forgot, but when leaving Lerwick, Elder Giles and I were given a huuuuuuuge package of Puffin Poo. 

I like Puffin Poo. It is beautiful. Anywho, we did some work to close out Friday night.

     Saturday, we went about and did some work, like usual. We visited folk, talked to people, had a good time. In the evening, Elder Ritchie and I met with this fellow who is pretty intense. I am a fan. Things are going to go well with him.

     Sunday was great! We went to church, helped set up, and had a superior meeting. After the meeting, we did some work out and about then we had a fantastic dinner. It was all great.

     Today, we did some badmitton with some YSA here and it was fun! I enjoyed it. And now, I'm emailing!

     That's my week, it's getting good, going to be good, I am thrilled.


Elder Kinville

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