January 30th 2017 Galashiels, Scotland
(In front of The Edinburgh Castle)
We got moves call Saturday night. Elder Watson is moving to Waterford in Ireland. I am getting Elder Giles who is moving from the Shetland islands. I'm sad to see him go. He has been my longest companion!
Well here was our week
On Monday, I was in Edinburgh for another doctors appointment. Afterwards we strolled through Edinburgh. We walked up the royal mile go look at the Edinburgh Castle. We didn't go inside because it costs like £25. We did get some good pictures.
On Wednesday we celebrated Burns Night with Brother Cameron, a member in the branch. It is in celebration of the Scottish writer/poet, Robert Burns. The traditional Burns supper is Haggis Neeps and Tatties. It was my first time having Haggis. It was actually pretty good!
This week we also watched a worldwide broadcast for missionaries. They discussed changes in the missionary schedule. We now have planning in the morning and our companionship study can be when is best for us. It gives missionaries more flexibility and agency. Our P-Day also starts at 8am instead of 10am.
Mark and Kate were able to come to church. They came for all 3 hours. Mark is making really good progress. The only really obstacle is helping him stop smoking. He wants to stop, so we are going help him reach his goal!
This week will be interesting! I pick up Elder Giles today. We also have a All Scotland Conference on Thursday!
I’m sad to see Elder Watson go but I know he has some good work to do in Waterford!