Ey up friends and family! Sorry for missing last weeks email. I got you guys a fresh one this week though. This week we got transfers calls, crazy snow, and cancelled church.
Something surprising happened at transfer calls, I'm moving! I'm going back up to Geordie land in the city of Newcastle! I was pretty pumped to hear that. I'm being assigned as a Zone leader. So I need to pass my driving test soon! My new companion will be Elder Winegar from Herriman, Utah. He was the first person I went on an exchange with at the very start of my mission. He is a proper legend in the mission and I'm excited to serve with him!
I was gutted to leave Wakefield and Elder Barff so soon, but I'm excited for a new adventure! I've made loads of homies in the wards here and I'll miss them. This week started off with an exchange with Elder Clain over in the land of Dewsbury. We went finding around a really hilly area for most of the day. There were some really beautiful views. I love seeing the rolling green hills of Yorkshire. We didn't get any strong return appointments that day, but we had a lot of really good conversations.
Elder Barff had a "missionaries going home soon meeting" over at the Leeds institute building this week, because he only has like 4 weeks in England! I wasn't allowed to go to the meeting, so I went with another Elder and we talked to a bunch of Uni students around the area about the superb gospel of Jesus Christ. After their meeting was over, they weren't allowed to tell us what it was about, but my speculation is... that it was about the new and everlasting covenant... haha.
There's a really cool bloke that we started teaching this week. We met him in the street last week and he told us that he recently found his faith and wanted us to come over, so we did of course! We taught him the Restoration in a really cool way, with cups! Elder Barff is super creative. The first time that we taught him we found that he had a really short attention span, so we decided to teach him by using labeled plastic cups. It reminded me of how simple the Gospel really is and it turned out to be a really good lesson.
We got some more spontaneous snow this weekend. It was so mad that church got canceled! I've never seen church get canceled and it was proper weird.
I'm buzzing for some more adventures up in Geordie Land again! I'm taking the train morning and I couldn't be more excited! I love this message that I'm sharing with people so much. Serving around Elder Barff, who is going home so soon, has reminded me of how fast time goes by when you're on your mission, so I'm gonna make the most of it! Love yous all, hope you have a canny week.
Sunny day after the snow
Cool bloke we are teaching
Plastic cup teaching