Sunday, April 17, 2016

Exchange to Worcester

The missionary work for the week we had a meeting with President on Tuesday then we were on exchanges from then till Wednesday. Me and Elder Starry had fun and worked hard and biked far. We also had a cool experience, on Saturday. We had zone meeting and then on our way home we planned to go see a potential we have in one of the smaller towns in our area. We went to see her but the only address we had for her was the little place that she doesn't actually live at so it was on chance that she would be there. The funny thing is she wasn't but her friends were and we had a good chat with them. She had mentioned us to them from the last time we met her and so we got talking to them and we got the chance to teach a lesson to one of them and we have an appointment with her on Wednesday this week so that's really cool.Then we got the phone number of another one. The rest weren't interested but it was a cool miracle. We also got to work in another smaller town in our area more as well because it is quite easy to access on the train so went there 2 times this week and saw some success so that was cool. and we were able to set up an appointment with the couple we had been working with that told us no more. We are having a family home evening with them on Friday so that's cool.
We also had a electrician finally come and fix our heater...yea.
Sad and cool news for this week.  I am going on exchange to Worcester tomorrow and that is cool but the sad part is this is the last exchange of the transfer so it may be my last time to do missionary work in Worcester and to see people here. So exciting and and sad all at once,but things are looking really promising in Hereford at the moment so its pretty cool.

As far as the refugee thing goes I haven't really seen it much but we here about it all the time. Some people are for it here and some are against most want to help but would prefer that they HELP THEM LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE is usually what they say is that they don't mind paying a bit to help but the situation of people without but housing is already a problem here so the don't know how they can help others with that if they can't help themselves. But I haven't really seen any to be honest though. I think they tend to go to the larger cities.

Love you guys.
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Conference Week

This general conference was really good I loved Elder Uchtdorfs talk in the Sunday morning session conference about German being the celestial language hahaha. But in general I learned a lot I felt like a lot of it was geared towards parenting and preparing at what ever stage you are at to be a good parent, there were some other ones as well about other things but I just picked up on at least that one common theme. And for conference we did end up down at Cheltenham for the Saturday session and them here in Hereford for the three sessions Sunday. It was good not a lot came out to the chapel now though everyone who is good with technology and has a good internet connection just stays home and watches it there which I can understand because that is what we do is sit at home and watch it on the TV so I can't blame them but it is good to come all together. On our way to conference we had lunch in Worcester because we had to stop there on our way and had to wait about 40 min for the connecting train and they had a market set up in he high street and there was a stand selling pocket watches and so we went and looked at them and I got one it's pretty cool, something to remember England by.This week has been better since it has been back down to just the two of us and the weather has been really good as well this week only one day of rain and the rest quite warm white shirt weather at least 2 days so that was really nice. On Monday we saw 4 or 5 people we are working with. On Tuesday Elder D got picked up in the morning by the zone leaders then elder S and I went and did some visits and on the way
had a heart to heart and just discussed things about what we want to see happen in the area and how we can make that happen. An so I feel like we understand each other better. Then we did some work in Leominster and some stop by's up there it was one of he few days this week that it rained but not for very long. Oh and on Sunday we had our clocks change so now it is quite light in the evenings still which is a plus for missionary work. On Wednesday we had district meeting then we did some work in Ledbury another town in our area and then we did some visits with the ward mission leader to some members that haven't been out to church in a while and that went really well then we did some other visits and then had dinner. On Thursday we had amazing weather and we used that to our advantage and went out to some of the smaller parts of our area that we have to bike to and it was white shirt weather all the way, then we had dinner with a member from Ireland and it was funny because I guess in Jamaica they call potatoes irishes instead of potatoes and it was quite funny to all of us. Then the ward mission leader had some or people he wanted to go visit and so he called and asked if we were free and we were so we went and did visits with him again on Thursday and it was really good. On Friday I had a flat tire when we went to go to a appointment so we walked out and dropped my bike off at the bike shop for them to fix it because I didn't have a spare tube for this bike yet so I had to have them do it. But we got to see Josie and it was really good. Then we did some stop by's and then a less active family's invited us out to dinner with them and so we went to an (American dinner) called Frankie and Bennies  it was okay but nothing especially American about it. On Saturday we did our weekly planning and then traveled to Cheltenham for conference it didn't start till five but because of crazy train times we had to leave Hereford on the 1:30 train to get there by 5, Sometimes the long travel just doesn't make sense to me. Then we watched conference and it was really good. Then we traveled back and to Hereford and then Sunday we got to the chapel at 8:30 for the priesthood session and then we were in charge of everything there so we were there till the end of the last session at 7 then we went and did some stop by's. This week will be a lot of travel to Cheltenham once on Tuesday once on Thursday and then in between we will be exchanging with Worcester but I will be staying in Hereford with elder S. he is from twin fall Idaho. So with all the travel that is probably when I will watch the other session of conference that we didn't get to see yet.

Love you guys
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