Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24th 2017 Cumbernauld, Scotland

    April 24th 2017 Cumbernauld, Scotland

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful week!

This past week in the Scotland/Ireland Mission has been really crazy!

Well I started my travels to Cumbernauld on Wednesday night. We took the 3 hour bus from Dumfries to Edinburgh. We stayed in the Zone Leader’s flat. In the morning they dropped me off at Haymarket train station. I arrived in Glasgow at around 10. Elder Fehoko was there and we took a bus from there to Cumbernauld.

Let me tell you something about Cumbernauld. They decided to build the M80 (motorway) right through it. The town centre, centre sits above the M80. It makes cumbernauld look like a big airport. You’ll just have to look it up on google to see what I mean!

Elder Fehoko is a great missionary. He is from Tonga. He is also probably one of the funniest companions, I’ve had on my mission.

On Friday we helped out the rotary club with some service. There is a Garden right near our Flat called Peace Garden. We helped plant bushes and get rid of dead plants and bushes. It was a great time!

In the afternoon we saw a less active member named Shirley. We talked about why God has given us the Word of Wisdom!

Friday night we went to a Inactive members house. He ordered us fish and chips. So Good they were!

The cumbernauld ward is  very interesting. The Bishop plays the organ. Members were looking up the football scores during Priesthood. They are really friendly! The Bishop talked about missionary work in priesthood. He discussed how members can better help the missionaries.

Sunday, a Tongan/New Zealand family from the other ward had us over. They found out that Elder Fehoko was from Tonga, and they were excited to meet him. The Father who was from Tonga, spoke with Elder Fehoko in Tongan. They fed us a feast. It was so good. The dad plays Rugby for Glasgow. We helped give their son a blessing because he wasn't doing so good.

It's been a short few days here but I look forward to this week!

Today we are in Glasgow. Most of the missionaries in Glasgow are getting together to play a game of B-ball. It should be fun!

 I hope you all have a great week


Elder Joseph Udy

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17th 2017 Dumfries Scotland

April 17th 2017 Dumfries Scotland

Me In front of Drumlanrig Castle!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a wonderful week!

Well we got moves call and…. I’m moving. I’m moving to Cumbernauld which is East of Glasgow. I’m sad to leave Dumfries. Elder Harvey is moving to Livingston. My companion in Cumbernauld will be Elder Fehoko. I’m pretty sure he is from Tonga. I leave Dumfries Wednesday night and I travel over to Cumbernauld on Thursday morning!

Well this past P-day, John took us to Drumlanrig Castle. It was pretty cool! We couldn't go inside but the view from the outside was amazing!

Here are some pictures!:

On Wednesday we went and volunteered at the British Heart Foundation charity shop!

Also on Wednesday we attended a Passover activity at John’s church. They had a Passover meal and the guy directing the meeting explained each part of the Passover! It was a great time and it was good to speak with people not of our faith!

Sunday was a great service! Elder Harvey and I blessed the sacrament. It was really special to me to do that on a Easter Sunday, remembering the sacrifice and love of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

We went to  Sister Irving’s house, a member in the ward for dinner, after church. I found out that she lived in Rochester from ages 4-11!

Other then that we have been just finding this whole week.

Well this week should be interesting because of moves!

I hope you all have a great week and I look forward to telling you about my new area next week!


Elder Joseph Udy