Scotland/Ireland Mission

On The Isle of Skye

Thursday, December 29, 2011

12/28/11

Glasgow Zone

Hey Mum,

 So apparently every day this week is a holiday. OK, maybe not that extreme, but yesterday was for some odd reason and all the libraries were closed. So that is why I am emailing you today. So glad to have talked to and seen you. It's kind of surreal seeing you as it's not long off and I'll be able to see you in person. I enjoyed it a lot.
This is another crazy week. After this week, though, things should be picking up. Hopefully anyway. Interesting note, by the way, and I should have mentioned this at first, but Elder -------- and I are staying in Pollok for another transfer. There must be something else that I'm supposed to do here, otherwise the Lord would have sent me elsewhere. I just need to find out what it is.
I love you lots and lots. I may be late emailing again next week as well due to the rest of the holidays, just so you're not worried. Take care!

Love ya!
Elder Trawick
PS: Loved the Moose Bark. I'm going to make the huckleberry scones at the Grawrock's and share it with them. Thank you so much for everything :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12/12/11

Paisley City Centre

Heya,

 Another week goes by. Funny how fast things go. Yeah the storm was quite bad, but we were out in a bit of it and it wasn't too horrible. Quite entertaining actually. Anyway, we had a dinner appointment with some lovely members and because we were waiting for a bus that had stopped it's service, I had to call them to say that there was no way to make it out to their home. They wouldn't take this for an answer and decided that it would be prudent for us to get a taxi down and back and they would pay for it. What an amazing thing. I was so dumbfounded, I hadn't a clue what to say. Just amazes me the kind of generosity that they showed.
 The confirmation went well. Elder------- did a great job. He was a little nervous because English is still a second language for him of course, but he has a great command of the language. It was wonderful. Lorna is now the newest member of the Pollok ward and received a lovely welcome. We also have a few others we are working with just now, but mostly just trying to find some new people to teach. It's getting a bit more difficult as it gets closer to Christmas, but we keep pressing on. I can't believe it. It's less than two weeks away now... I guess I'll be hearing from you quite soon then, eh? Can't wait.
Yeah, good news about my back. I have an appointment with Physiotherapy on the 20th now. Looks like they'll start treating me. I can't wait. It's still bothering me but what can you do? You just deal with it, I guess. I remember some of grandpa's exercises for lower back pain, but the problem is it's all of my back and neck. As for the Acid Reflux, it was just as bad when I weighed 10st as it is now, so I'm just thinking it's going to be a chronic problem. Yet another one I'm just going to have to "deal with", ha ha ha... Oh well... 
 I don't know yet for sure what the plan is for Skype, but I'm fairly certain that we'll be at the American members' home for it. They Skype home to their families all the time too, so I wouldn't imagine that it will be altogether difficult to get it set up. Can't wait for the parcel. Sounds fantastic!
 Well, the same goes for me insofar that I don't have much news for you. We're incredibly excited about Lorna and we're excited about Christmas. What more do you need, right? Ha ha ha... Well, just this week and then the end of next week I'll be seeing you. Imagine that! Love you lots!

Your son
Paisley City Centre
The castle near us

12/5/11

Lorna and I at her baptism

Hiya,

 First things first, I guess. Lorna was baptised yesterday. It was a wonderful, powerful programme. She did fantastic and everything worked out well. She was so happy and you could tell that she was really feeling the spirit through the whole thing.
 Her older brother also attended and really enjoyed the service. Hopefully we'll be seeing him throughout the week and going to try and get him off of smoking as well. Lorna's mum did really well. For the last week she's been super supportive and provided a nice array of refreshments after the service. What a wonderful day.
 As for Christmas, we don't really have any offers yet, actually. I really hope that someone offers soon! Ha ha ha... There's another family here called the Grawrock's (Americans) and they are going to have us over for the day and I think that we'll be Skyping from there, but I'm not entirely sure. 
I told Dad a bit about my back in his email. I'll reiterate here. The situation hasn't really changed much. I saw the mission doctor this week, but he didn't really have any major advice for me. I talked to Sister Griffiths again and she and President want me to find a private Physical Therapist and get started on some treatment there. I'm going to try to work on that today actually. I'm really glad because I really think that it's going to help a lot. As for the Acid Reflux, I'm currently taking Lansoprazole which is another proton-pump inhibitor like Omeprazole. I'm not exactly sure how it differs, my GP here just decided to prescribe that to me. It works just fine, really. That's about it for a medical update. Anyway, that's about it for me. I'm just plugging along. Christmas is in no time, and I'm excited for it. I have some pictures for you.  
I love you so much!

Have a good week, mummy :)
Your Boy