Hey all! Sorry for the late email, but we had to drive down to Aberdeen for a zone conference we have tomorrow. Yeah it takes so long that we have to leave a day early. Welcome to banishment!
Anyway, here's a low down on Thurso!!
The area itself is fairly large, which is why we have a car which I am in charge of driving. It takes us 2.5 hours to get to the nearest set of missionaries. We skype in for district meetings, so the only contact we have with other missionaries is at zone conferences. We also cover some islands off Scotland called the Orkneys. We spend half of our week there with a senior couple, the Reynolds. It is about an hour and a half ferry ride to get there. My first trip over will be on Friday.
So in this area, we actually cover two branches. One is in Thurso and has about 20 members. The one is the Orkneys has 8 members with 1 male in the entire mix. We can spend Sunday in either branch, but usually go to whichever one has more investigators.
Elder Thueson is from Murray, Utah. He has been out for about a year (came out at the same time as Elder Scharman) and has been in Thurso for 6 weeks. He loves BYU and Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Seems like he is going to be fun to work with.
That is pretty much all I have time for. I apologize profusely if I did not respond to your email, but since we are doing it so late, they only gave us an hour each. Sorry about that. I promise I will make it up to you all next week!
- Billy/Chevonne (investigators)
- Darren/ Kelly (investigators)
- Lee/Naomi/Theodene (less active/less active/investigator)
- Neil (less active)
Thank you all for your prayers! Love and miss you all! Stay awesome and keep moving forward!!