Hello friends! This week was, in a nutshell, disappointing.
We started teaching a new couple who, a few years ago, had asked for their names to be removed from the records, but are now looking to get rebaptised. We taught them on Wednesday, and thought that the lesson went pretty well. Well, yesterday we got a text from them saying that they were no longer interested in being rebaptised. We have no clue what caused this sudden change of heart, but we were pretty upset about it afterwards!
Another not so fun thing that happened was on Thursday. We were going to teach a less active member named Isabella. Well, on the bus to the appointment, we get a text from the member who was going to come teaching with us saying that he could no longer make it. According to mission rules, in order to teach a single woman, you need to have 3 males (the two missionaries and a member) going to teach for safety reasons. Without him, we could not teach her. We had to go to her house and apologise for not being able to come in, but gave her a pamphlet on the Plan of Salvation (the lesson we were going to teach her). It was no fun because she loves having the missionaries over and looked really disappointed when we couldn't teach her.
It can be hard sometimes reading about my friends in South America or USA who get baptisms every other month, and I can barely get an investigator.
In the movie, Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration, Joseph Smith says that " the Lord must bring us low, before He can lift us higher." Elder Blaylock and I are feeling pretty low right about now
The highlight of my week was P-day. Elder Blaylock, the sisters, and I went to Chatelherault Country Park for the day! It was a beautiful sunny day (I actually got sunburned), and we got to walk through the forest, see some Scottish scenery, and sun tan! It was super fun. If you ever get the chance to go to Scotland, I would definitely recommend going there. It's not as well known as some other places, but it is great!!
Scottish vocab of the week!
Cuddles: here in Scotland, a hug is not called a hug. Instead, you give people cuddles! It was really weird when I first heard it. It's like, why are these two guys cuddling?! But Elder Blaylock explained it to me, so it all makes sense now!
Hope you all have a fantastic week! Love and miss you all!!
Stay awesome! Keep moving forward!
|Motherwell crew (Elder Blaylock, Sister Stewart, Sister Stein)|
|Chatelherault Country Park|