Scotland/Ireland Mission

On The Isle of Skye

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Elder Trawick and Elder Madsen
Dear Mum,
 Yeah it was a bit strange (that he didn't get moved), but not too out of the ordinary, really. I will most likely be moving at the end of this transfer, though, so that is exciting, although I will not want to leave this wonderful place. Since I've never been in an area this long before, this is breaking new ground. The members all know me really well and we get on so well. The saddest thing is that if I move, then I will miss Holly and Leah's baptisms on the 27th of August by about 3 days. Oh well, the important thing is that they are getting baptised.
 Whitewashed means to have both Elder's (or Sisters) moving out of an area and a new set moving in. I talked to Elder Reynolds just the other day and he said that things were going great in Antrim, so I'm happy for him. Elder Madsen and I are getting on great. He's a really good Elder from Lehi, UT. I asked him if was related to Matthew Leonards Madsen, and he said that he is not. But I should be sending you some pictures after this of us.
 I'm really glad that the road meeting went well. It really all comes down to uniting in one purpose to accomplish something. That is true in every aspect of life. There is strength in unity that you don't have individually. It's especially true in a companionship. If companions are united, they are successful, and usually very measurably.
 I gave a talk in church this Sunday in Inverness. The topic was given to me and it was "Let us forgive one another." I prayed and worked out what I was going to say for a few days before I gave it and felt like what I wanted to talk about was right. I know that the spirit attended me as I prepared my talk and I voiced that at the beginning of the talk, as well as my knowledge that the subject that I was given was what Heavenly Father wanted the people in Inverness to hear that day. I proceeded with my talk about forgiving others and not taking offence. Afterward I was told that one of our visitors that day wanted to speak with me. I met him outside and he shook my hand, told me that he was from Utah and that because of my words, he needed to write a letter to someone. I can't describe the feeling that I had to know that because of the preparation I made and being led by the Spirit, I was able to help someone repent and come unto Christ. It's the purpose of a missionary to do so.
 Anyway, I hope that everything is going well for you at home and that you are keeping happy and busy. I love you so much!
Your boy,
Elder Trawick

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