Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Sounds like you have had a great week. Sounds like your summer is a lot more summery than mine. Atleast I am in short sleeves today haha. Havent had much of a chance to be in them this year yet. Aberdeen is cold and rainy. Oh well, life goes on and complaining doesnt help. Pretty jealous of Ben going out for a camp, I miss camping and going on adventures. One of the big things I miss for sure. Especially because when I got back to Aus we seemed to go on some kind of wild adventure every week.  

This week was just an awesome one. We taught 4 investigator lessons and had just a ton of other appointments and all different kinds of things on. We went to Edinburgh for Mission Leadership Council with all the other ZL's and we heard President Browns last testimony to a group of missionaries, and you know what it was about? Eternal Families, not missionary work, not restoring others Eternal Families, not bringing other families together through missionary work. Just OUR OWN Eternal Families, and about being the best husbands, because of the service that we gave as missionaries. How interesting. It was a great meeting, the Spirit was really strong. We also taught a guy named Kevin Yang from Taiwan and he is so awesome, and he is just on a massive search for true happiness, oh man he is going to get baptized for sure! GOLDEN AS ANYTHING! And we will see him again this week at a members house and he will come play basketball with us on friday. Rachael came to church and decided she wants to get called to primary before she has even been baptized... One of the other girls at church had her come in and help with the lesson that she was teaching and it was really good for her. So things are going great there. And we literally just came from an appointment with a man named John Mitchell, great lesson. And I know its on Pday so its kind of cutting into our chill out time but I dont even care, it was so worth it because he was just great. He had 3 religious parties at his door recently and we were the third. He wasnt in but we left a card with our number when we were tracting and he texted us asking us to come back because he feels like those 3 visits mean God is trying to tell him something. 

You know I think far too often we just think about our own inconvenience when we are on the Lords errand, but I was thinking this week, and it was awfully inconvenient, we were running around like crazy with so many things to do and we were on the phone all week in out "down time" rather than relaxing and all of this stuff. And you know? It didnt even bother me that much in the end. I was absolutely hammered, but I felt good. There is nothing quite as satisfying as doing you best. And I feel that i always do my best, but this week I just saw so many blessings from it that it just really strengthened my testimony. Smiled a lot this week, didnt sleep as much as I wouldve liked to, but smiled more, and I think smiles are worth more than sleep anyway. Sleep will always be there, but the opportunity to be happy in that moment is only there for just that, a moment. Then life moves on. So smiling about something, whether good or bad is surely the key to lasting happiness. The Prophet Joseph said it takes a truly happy man to be able to smile at his own misfortune. And isnt that true. Lets smile at Satan, and then he wont beat us, because he only wins, if we are miserable, and he cant force that on us. 

It was a good week this week. Love you heaps. 

Ok so the big stone thing that we are standing on is a wall that never got finished. The story goes that a man who owned Invergordon wanted to build a wall all the way around it, but his workers complained that he wasnt paying them enough for it. So they quit because he wouldnt pay them more, and thats all that ever got built hahaha. 
Also there is one of president and sister Brown in their native Scottish attire. And one of Elder Stoker and I trying to be gangsters. Not very successfully.

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