So, we've had another shot of summer heat roll through and its been hot! Been enjoying the sun a bit which is okay! Can't believe another week has come and gone... Seems every week is going by quicker and quicker and it's frustrating. We have moves coming up again this week so we'll be heading to President's Friday to get that all situated and started before next week comes! This transfer has completely flown by, so crazy! Funny enough... I have six transfers left after my companion and I counted the other day. I remember when I said I had like 14 to go... No I'm under half of what it used to. Missions fly by so quickly and I'm grateful for all I've learned and achieved so far and grateful for the blessing to still have nine months to solidify everything before its time to take on the world again!
Wednesday: August 17th, 2016
We headed into London to spend a preparation day with Elder Draney and Elder Ribeiro before Elder Draney headed home. It was some good fun and we got to play volleyball again. Good fun!
Thursday: August 18th, 2016
We headed down to Bristol to have a SZT there and that went super well and then we raced back to Crawley to witness the baptism of Ronald for the other elders. It was a very spiritual baptism and he looked super happy and on cloud 9. It's always amazing to see the countenance change as they entered the water compared to how they are coming out. Truly a blessing and very grateful the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the proper authority given from God to bless people with the opportunity to return to His presence.
Friday: August 19th, 2016
We had exchanges today and I went over to Croydon with Elder Katielli and we got to do some moving for a family that was downsizing to a home closer to the church. Needless to say... I was super sore after lifting a lot of book cases, desks, and dressers...
Saturday: August 20th, 2016
Sunday: August 21st, 2016
Great day at church! We had our friend Arcadia come to church and also an eternigator named Mantas. We then had to make a road trip to deliver some flat keys to the elders we accidentally took during the training Thursday. It was a tiring drive for sure.
Monday: August 22nd, 2016
Accounting all day, enough said. Also had a powerful moment with President where he actually quoted word for word something from my blessing... That was strange but one of the coolest things ever. (I also never shared my blessing with him... So that's what was surprising...) He just asked after saying the sentence, does your blessing say anything about that... And I just nodded in awe... Haha. Good stuff!
Tuesday: August 23rd, 2016
We had another training down in Portsmouth! Another one of my previous areas as a zone leader and it was nice to be back there and to see the wonderful port city! The salty air smelled delicious too! Too bad missionaries can't go in the ocean... Could've used that yesterday!
Not another verse so far, but I do have another quote that President shared that I love, he said, "Two people can do anything, as long as one of them is the Lord."
Grateful for you all and love you dearly! If you really want to make a missionary happy, some handwritten letters and pictures every once and a while would be super nice..!:) Have a great week! Love you all!