Aug 31 (1 day ago)
type so fast, and I don’t have time to proof read so please excuse me.
(He doesn’t know I correct them for him:)
August 23 2015
This p-day was the funnest one I have had in a while, me and Elder
Fernandez don’t get to go with our district very often because of
train tickets, but we did this time because we are doing exchanges. We
emailed and bought our food and we got up to their chapel at 3:00pm and
we played chair football. It was a lot of fun. Hopefully we will get a
chance to do it again. Elder Aurthor and I then went back to our flat
in Blackpool and went to bed.
August 25 2015
I woke up today did exercises and ate, then me and Elder Aurthor did a
one hour street display. We didn’t stop many people in that hour. We
mostly did it because we had no better tracting methods. We were late
to all our appointments due to the terrible bus travel, we did good
though. It showed me that I could run this area once I get the bus
travel down. Now we are waiting for Elder Klaver and Elder Fernandez,
they are very late–the train travel is bad too. I was not as bold with
people as I should have been, it’s hard to find the line between being
bold and insulting someone’s beliefs I try very hard to not insult
people, it’s all about following Preach My Gospel and you can’t go
wrong. I think everyone, even members, should go through Preach My
I just always ask myself after I talk with someone, ‘did I tell them
what we have to offer them and did I tell them why they need it?’ and I
figure if I do that there is nothing more I can do then except be
nice, keep the conversation going as long as possible, and seek for
inspiration from the Holy Ghost.
We went to Elder Klaver’s flat for specialized training since we had to
be at the church early.
Specialised training was great. I felt the Spirit very strong it was
very interesting to feel the Spirit that strongly. I hope we can have
more meetings like that in he future. I had an interview with the mission
president which was great, he gave me some good suggestions and he
said that I should share my testimony as often as possible, I recorded
most of what he said in my journal, and Sister Ulrich gave me some
tips and also gave me permission to use a backpack for long trips or
anytime I am carrying something heavy.
Our ward had a great active at 7:00pm. We got two less actives to go but
none of our investigators went. We got one investigator while there,
and the activity was very good, we had good food and a funny time with
our investigators. We hope to find more ways to support this ward,
they are good people but they have had a hard few years.
We decided not to do a street display today. We got a referral from
Salt Lake, she was a very nice Catholic woman that had a great family.
She told us that if she wasn’t already Catholic she would be a Mormon.
One thing that she said really got me thinking, she said how great our
values in our church are, especially concerning the family. I think
the way to get people interested in our church is to discuss our
beliefs on family and how important the family unit is in our church.
Almost every church now allows gay marriage and many faithful members
like this nice Catholic lady don’t like their church’s decisions on
We were not performing 100%, so we didn’t think that it was best
that we didn’t do the street display. We did talk to a lot of people
today,though I had only three full lessons.
There’s my journal, have a great week!