What's up! In this weeks update Chris had his special day, we got kebabs with our Bishop, we had a district breakfast, and it's a cold one out there!
The highlight of the week was our beloved Chris' baptism! It all happened so fast getting him to that point and we are so excited for him! It was Elder Manaligod's first time baptizing someone and he was super pumped! The whole service went really well. I love the busyness of preparing right before a baptism and then seeing your hard work pay off. Chris McGrath (the other Chris who was baptized) spoke at the baptism. It was his very first time giving a talk and he did a brilliant job!
After the baptism, we went over to Sister Thompson's house to have some kebabs. Bishop drove to a take out place and showed up with these monster sized kebabs for us to feast on.... haha. And not a kebab that's dinky meat on a stick. It's a proper portion of lamb meat. It was the Sister Missionaries first time trying it, so now they are officially kebabtized! It was a fun night with the two Chris's over as well. I'm so grateful for these memories that I'm making right now on my mission!
It's been a cold one this week. No snow, just cold....brrrrrrr. Elder Manaligod got sick for a little bit this week and I'm praying that I don't catch it. Something fun that happened this week was that we had a District Breakfast! We decided to switch things up a little bit and have breakfast before District Meeting. All of the teams brought different foods and we ate together. The North Shields District is the best!
we went up to Ashington to interview one of their Lads investigators for baptism. He passed! In order to get back home, we needed to go through the Newcastle city centre for a little bit to catch our Metro. And guess what, it was right after a Newcastle United Football game! So the Metro was packed with people! It reminded me of after Utah Utes football games with everyone talking about the game and wearing their teams colors. We were sardined on the Metro ride home..... haha. It was a little funny and cool situation.
Wells, transfer calls are next week. We will have to see if I get moved or stay a little bit longer in North Shields. I've really wanted to serve in the Leeds zone at some point in my mission, but we'll have to see what happens. Hope you guys all have a great week and enjoy this wonderful Christmas season. Cheers!
Chris' baptism with Elder Manoligod
Lamb Kebab's with both Chris', Sister Thompson,
the Sister Missionaries and the Bishop
District pot luck breakfast
Package from home