Wednesday, April 30, 2014


 These elders go home next week. I think they are excited. 
 Elder Woods, White and Grimaldi

Elder Brown taught a lesson on goals and over coming obstacles to reach our goals. When he got through he had written a word close to the word FEAST or BEAST. He didn't mean to do this but it turn out cool.
Elder White

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


It is so green here no matter what time of year it is. Today was a bit fog and a little sunny. I just had to put my feet up.
 These are all our hearts on our GPS. I 3> all these people. 
Elder Misselwitz the German Elder. What can I say about more?


School buses here in Sheffield are GREEN DOUBLE deckers.

Monday, April 28, 2014


We went to Mansfield today to pick up Elder Ressler who is going home today. Elder Hoxha had to get another photo with Elder Allen. Elder Ressler looks very excited to be going home. He did a great job speaking Polish here in Mansfield. 
These two guys came got together. Elder Ressler's visa is up before Elder DeShazer so he has to leave now.
 Stopped by on this P-day to say good-bye. 
 Top to bottom, left to right: Eisert, Volet, Pope, Wilkes, DeShazer, Ulloa and Ressler.
Elder Goodwin and Elder Allen
Family Home Evening at the Wilson's  home was another surprise for Elder Ressler. He served here for a few months. One more final good-bye. Good speed Elder.

Friday, April 25, 2014


 A great night for Marck and his family.
 Some of the wonderful youth in the branch along with Elder Brown. 
After the baptism we came into the cultural hall for some refreshments. It was really cold so these two women came and stood with me by the heater. We spoke very little to each other because we don't understand each others languages. Just standing there sharing a special moment with them I could feel their great love. Martha (in purple) will be baptized in a few weeks. Her husband Peter has been a member for awhile. This past week had been hard on her. They lived in a area of Sheffield that was not very good. Some bad kids who do not like the Slovak being here in England broke the windows and front door in their home during the night when their family was sleeping. These kids kick down the front door and ransacked their home. This family was forced to move. Now they are all settled into a better neighborhood where many members of the church live. They have a great support system amount the branch. Martha sees what the church can do for her family. She is a mother like me that wants the best for her family. She loves the Lord and is willing to follow him. Both of these women are wonderful. I love them so much. 


Elder White goes is from Georgia and goes home in two weeks, Elder Randall goes home the following transfer. He is from Monticello, Utah.
The big guy is Elder Vinck and he is an Aussie, Elder Woods is from South Carolina and he goes home in two weeks.

Thursday, April 24, 2014


13...Now, when he had said these words, his heart was swollen within him, and he sunk again with joy; and the queen also sunk down, being overpowered by the Spirit. (Book of Mormon, Alma, Alma 19)
Sometimes being in a meeting where you don't know the language can be to much for us. We are overcome  by the spirit.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


 These flowers are every where out in the countryside. I just had to take this photo.
Today we went to Doncaster to their district meeting. There are three sets of elders here. Left to right: Elders Allen, Jenkins, Rogers, Wilkes, Volet, Stingfellow and Ormsby.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


On our way to Mansfield to do a flat inspection Elder Allen notices this Gun Centre. There was no time to stop but I know he wanted to.
 Just kickin back and enjoying the rainy drive to Mansfield. 
Elder Mullen English speaking  and Elder Larson Polish speaking. We told him that someday he may be in the Slovak Branch. That is what happened to Elder DeShazer. We shall see.
Elder Hoxah from Albania and Elder Ressler goes back to America in two week. Who's counting?

Sunday, April 20, 2014


There has been this 21 year old man who has come to church for months. Elder Allen and I thought he was a member but he is not. The Elders asked us to help them teach after church today. So we picked a room and started to teaching him about the restoration and Joseph Smith. We told him about the Priesthood and the Book of Mormon also. He accepted everything. At the end of the lesson he said, "I have prayed to know if this church is true. Last night I had a dream and I was told it was." How cool is that? I tell you these people are truly inspiring humble people. They have so much faith and are so close to the Lord. I love teaching them and rubbing shoulders with them. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014


A visit to Eden Camp will transport you back to wartime in Britain. During our visit we experience the sights, sounds and even smells of those dangerous years.This is a display of a young child during Nazi Germany
 This is a photo of the massive ranks of Hitler's Nazi Party. These photo were unbelievable. 
 During the war in Britain they had black outs. At night everything had to be dark. Even the cattle were painted white so they could not be seen.
 These people were reenacting the times of the 1940's. 
 Elder Iversen, Allen and Wilson
 Mick and Jan were here to do their 1940's reenactment. They spent most of the day with us. 

  Check out the bomb shelters 
When the American's came over to Britain they did not know how to drive on the left side of the road. This is what happened. Thank goodness Elder Allen had figured it out.
 During WWII all the signs where taken down so the enemy when they came here would not know where to go. The problem was, after the war they didn't bother to put them back up.

 These men were nice enough to stop and show us all the stuff they were carrying. They were really into it.