Scotland/Ireland Mission

On The Isle of Skye

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

4/25/11

Amazing battlegrounds not far from Kyle
Hey Mum,
 Luckily enough, the library was open today although it is still Easter Holidays. Glad to know that things are OK at the home front. I loved the pictures of Sarah, she is getting cuter every day. I can see the same Trawick features in her little face as Dan and I had. Dan seems to be doing good as well. I'm glad that the overall report is good.

Things are going so well here in Inverness. Covering two units is a bit of hard work but it really keeps us busy and it's never been so tricky to plan things, but it's good experience and we're getting things done. My new companion is a star, we're going to have a really good transfers and we're both focusing on getting some baptisms and increasing church attendance. I really like him and I can tell that he will be one of my favorite companions. It does really help that we've been out the same amount of time. We have a lot in common as well. For your info, he's from Utah. Anyway, good things ahead.

I've been doing a lot of service in this area, including some carpentry here and there. I did some trim work for someone who was remodeling their house the other day and they were quite pleased with it. I did some wiring the other day (moved a socket) which was interesting the 240v, but it went well and looks nice. And then Saturday I even did a bit of plumbing, so lots of interesting things to do here. The framers here (they call them joiners) do things SO different! They use the metric system for starters. They never use compressors, they just have a few Paslode guns. No SKIL saws, just hand saws. Anyway, it's fun to talk about the differences, and I do with our Ward Mission Leader who is a joiner.

I just remembered about the excellent Zone Conference we had in Dundee on Friday. It was amazing! Elder Kerr and Elder Donaldson (area seventies) came to speak to us along with President and Sister Griffiths of course. The meeting was spectacular. There were three Zones there as well so a lot of missionaries. Elder Donaldson called on a few Elders to come up and then bear their testimony on various subjects. He called on me and so I expected the same, but then he asked me to train the rest on the role of the Holy Ghost for about 3 or 4 minutes and then sat down. It was crazy, but I learned so much and it was brilliant. I love those conferences. Elder Kerr is Scottish and Elder Donaldson is English and they are both hilarious. Very funny and spiritual giants. It was something to remember.
Anyway, I love you very much and I hope that you are doing well. I'll hear from you next week. 
Love,
Elder Trawick
On the way back from Skye
Urquhart castle I think?
Another take of battlegrounds not far from Kyle

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