Thanks so much for the news! I love hearing the spiritual insights you've gained through the week. That cathedral, btw, was in Glasgow. It was really cool!
Brother Buckle in our ward has been keeping us informed on BYU haha GO COUGS!!! Yeah!!
I love the scriptures so much! Their teachings are so important! And I always think about all the countless number of people that brought the scriptures to us, and died for it! Not just Joseph Smith and other Early Saints, but even Mormon and Moroni and all the other Nephites that fought to protect the records of their people! So many people gave their all to protect the scriptures, and we cannot throw their sacrifice aside! They didn't give us the scriptures to read a verse a night, but to feast! And I love personal study, a time to truly study the words of the scriptures!
So before I "introduce" you to Elder Hanson, quick update on what happened before he arrived. Elder Massey and I went around Cumbernauld so he could say goodbye to many of the members and investigators. One member family gave us a whole chocolate cake!! But Elder Massey didn't have time to eat more than a slice before we had to leave for Glasgow. SO I GOT TO EAT IT!!!! MWAHAHAHA!!! Everything went exactly as I had planned!!!
Seriously, though, the whole thing worked out perfectly! It was fantastic!! We stayed overnight Tuesday night in Glasgow with the Elders of the Springboig area, which is in our District. Elder Massey left at 8:30 the next morning for a bus to the coast, from there he took a ferry to Ireland. The rest of the day was spent wandering around Glasgow with other Elders who were waiting for their companions to arrive, like me. That's where the bulk of those pictures were taken that I sent earlier this week.
Elder Hanson arrived and we headed back to Cumbernauld. Unfortunately, he's been sick the past few days, so we've been cooped up in the flat so he can rest. It's a little frustrating for me, because I just want to be out, but it's what Elder Hanson needs to do. Because of that, we haven't done much yet. He's feeling a lot better, though, so this week will be better.
Okay, Elder Hanson. First of all, he's from Seattle! He's been on his mission for a little over a year. He's much more laid back than Elder Massey. He is a huge advocate of making a mission fun. "Stop and smell the roses" and such. But in a good way! He's really cool, and I'm sure we'd have been good friends outside of a mission.
Anyways, I need to go. But keep working hard family! And please pray for Billy and Bridy!
I love you all!!