I have been called to serve in the England Manchester Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My ancestors are from areas within my mission boundaries. This follows the notion that you never lose touch with your roots. This blog is an archive of my experiences in England.
Monday, June 29, 2015
..To the Great Lakes of Cumbria
from the HighPeaks
To sum up from last week, our investigators are incredible.
They are all really progressing and the members are getting involved, which is
a miracle to see them become more involved with us as missionaries and in this
We went up to the Lakes last Monday, so
beautiful and so fun!
We went on exchange with the Workington sisters and that
was the craziest, busiest exchange I've ever had and it was over two days
instead of just one! We literally had a 15 minute lunch break wednesday because
a lesson went over :/ But I love it, I love being busy :)
Something Sister Madsen does with her emails
is send funny things that have happened in the week and I thought it was a good
idea so here are just a few ;) :
We were street contacting and we walked up to
this man who was waiting at a railway crossing, and he told us, "I'm in a
rush, I'm gonna jump on this train." of course, Sister Madsen took it
literally, and her mouth popped open, thinking this man was waiting to jump
onto a moving train. haha, I likes to remind her of that one.
When we go to see members, they often comment
on Sister M's red hair and finally one member said, "why does everyone
keep mentioning the ginger hair?" and one member told us it's cause prince
harry has ginger hair. It makes no sense. We're still trying to figure this one
We called by a Potential Investigator and I
said the prayer at the end of a short lesson on the doorsteop and I
accidentally said, "...we're really grateful we were able to speak to
Paul," and she was all, "his names Joe!" and my voice,
"(dramatic and awkward pause)... I'm really sorry, I'm just gonna start
We went over to bishops last week, and helped
them paint their daughters room. cute little Toby, his son, for the past couple
of weeks has just been talking to his family about how he still wants to marry
sister madsen. so now, they bring up "the backup plan" for if Toby
doesn't find anyone who wants to marry him, he'll just marry sister m, and he
blushes a bit and looks up at me... haha cute little kid.
Sister M likes talking with her hands and we
were teaching a recent convert family on the first of June and sister m says,
"happy june, everyone!" and the little girl copies her hand motions
and says real slow and dramatic, "happy june...everyone" it was
We were tracting, and I spoke first. haha, I
got a bit tongue tied, and instead of saying, "this is my friend, and
we're missionaries," I said, gesturing to sister m, "this is my
missionary". she had to bite my tongue so she didn't start laughing!
We had a full mission conference, which was so
wonderful. This makes 2 I've had on my entire mission, which is rare. super
lucky. but, Sis M and I are just silly on our own, and when you put us
together, it's even worse. so president stands up at the beginning, and he's
like, "wow, you look so good!" (speaking to all of us). and then
there's sister m, on the front row, and she says, "thank you", and
president just starts laughing his head off. I love that man. he said,
"she thinks I'm only talking to her!" we always joke about how vain
we are ;) the Assistants to the President also were giving a training, and they
said excellent, so sis M and I put our heads close together and started taping
our fingers together with creepy expressions on our faces, and the APs gave a
"what the heck?" startled kind of face. It was loads of fun. I loved
After a tea appointment where we were fed a 3
course meal, and hated ourselves, I turned to sister M and said, "I am the
fatted calf". (really hope you get this reference).
We promised a RC that we'd make her cookies.
when we called by to drop them off, she wasn't in, so we didnt' know what to do
with them. so we tied them to the door knocker.
Hope something brought a smile to your face!
love you loads and hope you have a stellar week in Sweden!