This is what happens when you give your camera to a missionary to take pictures.
Back row: Elders and Sisters Gebhardt, Smith, Gibb, Iverson and Wilson
Two row: Brinkerhoff, Johansson, Marsh and Allen (short ones in front)
We were so excited when the AP's showed up at our Couples gathering. Elder Goodwin is our newest AP. He use to be our zone leader down in Sheffield. Elder Mosley is from our stake in Mesa. So they are very special to us. We had to take their photos.
Half of us jumped while other didn't get the message. I love these kind of photos.
The Marsh's know our friend Bruce and Tamera Frances from Mesa. Another small world moment.
My great-grandmother Anne Elizabeth Monk was born in Horsforth. I do a lot of family history and found the census for when they lived here in the 1800's. This is Bachelor Row where they lived. The house is gone but perhaps this home maybe much like what it was like when they lived here. I can only image what it was like to live here. I am so happy to feel of their spirit.
Tonight we had some amazing meetings in Firth Park. We stopped at a little shop for dinner. For a pound we each got a two piece chicken dinner (I hope it was chicken) and chips (french fires). You just can not beat the price. The owner knows who we are. He said he would feed people for free on Christmas Day. He is not a Christian but is closed for Christmas. He said he would open to help people. People are all so good and love to help others.
This week we have been helping the elders in Sheffield 2 move to their new flat. We just had to take a lunch break. Elder Hillock had not been to McDonald's since he had been in England so we had to fix that. Elder Van Alfen enjoyed it too.
Elder Krylborn replaced Elder Vickery who went home. As one leaves another files your heart. He is from Sweden and just had a birthday. This is the candy he shared with us. He also likes to hunt which pleases Elder Allen. We like him already. Great things are going to happen here in Sheffield.
Miroslav has been in England for two months now. Having arrived from Slovakia and settling in with a good friend, he quickly referred to the missionaries. Miroslav was very interested in the gospel message and progressed rapidly due to how quickly he understood. His testimony grew along with his interest and he stayed positive even through there was opposition. His wife and three children are happy with the changes in him. Miroslav used to like a little drink periodically, but stopped immediately after hearing the Word of Wisdom lesson. He now spends his extra drinking money on the children instead. This new convert will be a great member adding strength