May 1st 2017 Cumbernauld, Scotland
(Early Morning in Glasgow for Zone Leadership Council and District Meeting)
I hope you all had a wonderful week!
The weather here in Central South Scotland was very beautiful!
On Monday we went to Glasgow to have a Zone P-day. We played Basketball and Lawn Bowling (Which is referred to bocce ball in the U.S.A, they just have a proper sport of it over here). It was a fun time. Here are some pictures:
Elder Sheppard (left) and My companion, Elder Fehoko (right) Having fun on the Bowling green
Making a point for Team - Udy (look at the precision)
Elder Kilgore and the Member that came to show us the true Scots way
The Playing field
Well we had a great week!
I think we had a dinner appointment ⅘ out of 7 days in the week which was great! The members are great!
Wednesday we went to the Mcgregors. Well I was just thinking about Ewan Mcgregor (Obi-Wan) , what a last name! They have two boys and a girl!They made for us Sweet potatoes, chicken and corn! We gave them a Book of Mormon to right their testimony and give it to a friend!
Thursday night we went to the Black’s. They have two girls and a boy. Sister Black made us some really good Lasagna. Afterwards we went with Brother Black to take a T.V to the dump.
Friday before a dinner appointment, we taught a former investigator named Michael. He was very open as we shared the Restoration! He committed to Baptism if he found out it was true!
Afterwards we went to a Dinner appointment at John Livingstone’s house, who is not a member. He is very interested in the church. He has gone to church for a long time but has not been Baptized. He is/used to be a Free-Mason. He made us Fish and Chips. Yum! Then he gave us Dark Chocolate, 98% cocoa… Wow that was strong.
Saturday morning we helped out at the Peace garden again! We dug and used a pick-axe (get past concrete) to be able to but in some nice looking brick for the garden!
After we attended a Baptism for Aaron Rylance, a boy who just turned 8. It was great to see him be baptized. Elder Fehoko and I participated in the Confirmation which was a wonderful experience. Conferring the gift of the spirit is a special experience. I’m great for the Holy Melchizedek Priesthood which has been restored to confer the Gift of the Holy Ghost and many other blessings!
Saturday night we tried attempted to make breakfast for dinner but I messed up the pancakes a bit but in the End they turned out alright!
Sunday for combined Relief Society and Priesthood we talked about Patriarchal Blessings. We talked about the importance of getting one! I’m grateful for my Patriarchal blessing! Heavenly Father is truly loving and wants the best for us!
Afterwards we taught a man named Matthew. He has been coming to church for the past few Sundays. He has been struggling with smoking and alcohol. We read with him the Word of Wisdom out of Doctrine Covenants. We taught the word and the blessings that come from following it! We told him that we will be here to help him overcome his addictions!
What a great week it was. We have been doing some finding to be able to come in contact with the people who need the gospel!
Today we are going to Glasgow to have a zone barbecue and play some sports. It should be really fun!
I hope you all have a wonderful week
Elder Joseph Udy