Scotland/Ireland Mission

On The Isle of Skye

Saturday, February 25, 2012

2/20/12

Hey Mum,

 Had another good week this week. Hard to believe yet another one has gone. I'm not keeping track of weeks, but I know that it's less than 3 1/2 months now, which is difficult to comprehend. I can understand it, but I'm not really sure if the gravity of it sinks in. Oh well, I just hope that our investigators will be baptised soon. They came to church yesterday, along with another investigator, and really enjoyed it. I'm so glad they came. We had a very gracious member who offered a lift to them. They truly have a desire to be baptised, which can be a unique attribute (trust me).
 I did have a great birthday. Nothing too special, which is what I wanted. Just another day, really. I'm really glad to hear that Tyler still even remembers me. I hope to be able to get in contact with him again back home. I also will need to contact a few other long lost friends of mine.
 
Sorry to hear about your accident. It sounded to me like immediately after the incident you might have gone into a bit of shock. I would say that if it continues to bother you, you really need to see the GP about it. If it's misaligned and it doesn't heal right, it'll be a bigger problem down the line anyway. 
 
I really hope that Daniel has a great birthday! I hope that Sandra did as well. I'll be sending him an email today as well. Anyway, that should be about it. I love you lots and hope that you have a great week.

Elder Trawick

Love ya! 

Monday, February 13, 2012

2/6/12

Hey there,

OK, so first and foremost: the news. I haven't been transferred. Elder Ihalmo and I will remain here in Pollok for this next transfer. This will be the first three-transfer companionship for both of us, but we're both very positive about it. Especially when this last week has seen a breakthrough with success. After about three months or so of drought, we found five new people to teach last week, three of whom are scheduled for baptism now for the month of March. We will see another two today whom we plan to invite as well. It's been a real blessing in what would otherwise have been a very dismal start to this next transfer, so we're very grateful for it. Now with only four months left, things seem to be looking up a bit and I'm looking forward to being blessed with at least one more baptism. I've really been blessed by the Lord for the people whom I've been able to see baptised. It's been a wonderful mission thus far.
 Well I'm sorry to hear about grandma Varia. I hope that things go well, whatever the outcome.
So now I'm in the process of transcribing the blessing for Joshua Fairchild Jr. It's very intriguing. One part says, in effect, "thou hast suffered through many trials, even as it were the loss of all things." Another part speaks of some sort of illness or debilitating disease and then the patriarch rebukes the disease. It's very much interesting and informative. On the subject of temples as well, I would much like to become a temple worker when I return as well. It's something I'm looking forward to very much.
Tell Rebekah that I thought her drawing was excellent. It truly is a great job. She should keep working with that talent that she has and perhaps it will develop into something that will be very useful in the future.

Well, that's about it. I'll be emailing again on Wednesday, so I hope to hear from you before then. 
I love you lots!

Elder Trawick