Thursday, October 18, 2012


It just dawned on us that it has been two whole weeks since we reported in.  We are alive and well, just a little bit busy.  After enjoying the broadcast of general conference we launched into a bit of a spell.  We had a new couple arrive, then we had a Sister form the Scottish-Ireland mission come to stay for a week so she could attend the temple.  She is from Georgia (former USSR).  She is cute and bubbly and speaks with a Scottish accent mingled with Russian. The next day we sent another senior couple home.  We don't interact very much with the senior couples while they are here.  They work under the direction of the Stake presidents, so we try to fuss over them a little when they arrive and leave.
    It is also time to interview missionaries again. We travel to the various Zones, it does take a bit of time and mileage.  We are now up to 10,200 miles since arriving.  Last weekend we travelled to Portsmouth for Stake Conference. We stayed overnight and interviewed the missionaries, Also had to speak in conference.  This is Sister Millar's favourite thing.. She is getting much better and more comfortable.
     I had a missionary come forward with a belated confession of pre-mission transgression which took up many long distance phone calls and some additional travel.
     This week we travelled down to Poole to interview that Zone on Tuesday.On  Wednesday we sent some missionaries home. Today we travelled to Bristol for a Zone training just getting home in time for a doctors appointment. Oh, on Wednesday we also  had a meeting on the E-mission project we have going.  We presented out work to the area 70 who also is over the public relations for the UK. Some of you receive the weekly email that originates from our mission office. Lots of exciting things going on.
     Tomorrow I will meet with the Assistant to the President to finalise transfers that are coming up on the 29th.  We have 4 Elders and 4 Sisters going home.  Only one sister and 5 elders are coming.  If you do the math it doesn't come out even, which means some creative companionships.
     We will try to do better to keep you up to date.  We love the principle of repentance  and forgiveness .We are happily going crazy and enjoying every minute of it.    Until next time  We send our love and a Happy Birthday to all the October gang.  The Gospel is true and we know it.


1 comment:

  1. Hello, dear cousin. I am Leora's second daughter. I was just talking to Jeanne Stonely and she reminded me that you are in London South mission? We just arrived home from our mission in Stockholm Sweden last February, working with the Young Adults, several of which are serving missions in Great Britain. We have just received our new mission call to Scotland/Ireland Mission and will be leaving in March. I'm so glad to have found your blog and look forward to keeping track of you in your wonderful work there. Love, Elaine Thurman Bylund.