This week has been a roller-coaster, up and down and up and down. The main up and down was with the iPads. We have them, that's the up. The down is that we aren't actually allowed to use them yet. So we got the iPads on Thursday and we set them up and connected everything and then we were told to turn them off until further notice. Well that night we got word that on Friday we had to take an hour long safety course for using the iPads and once everyone finishes the course we can start using them. So we went and took the course on our iPads and then turned them off again to wait until we had the all clear from President Rasmussen. Well it has been a few days since Friday and our iPads are still at home with the power off! Patience is a virtue right? But we also found out that only the missions in the states or canada will have the option of buying the iPad to take home after the mission. So sorry Mom, it looks like you are just going to have to buy your own iPad mini cause mine is staying in Birmingham.
Other than some iPad drama we have had the normal ups and downs of missionary work. With university in its finals all of the students are just busy, busy, busy, with studying and taking tests! So it has been a bit challenging finding people to teach. And this weekend was a holiday so a lot of the other people in the town were just here on Vacation. But we have found a few really cool people. One of them came as an answer to a prayer. President Rasmussen sent out a challenge for the mission to have a power hour of street finding. During this hour we were to teach someone and get a new investigator from it. We were about to go out to do our power hour and whenever we leave the flat we say a prayer for protection and the spirit. In this prayer we asked that we would be able to teach someone on the street and get a return appointment, we also asked that they would be staying in Aberystwyth for the summer. So we went out and the first person we talked to was a girl from Ireland. She is Catholic and just a student here is Aber. We taught here about the Restoration and the Priesthood and gave her a Book of Mormon. When we were finished we asked for her number to get a hold of her and for a return appointment. She told us that she is going back to Ireland in a few days and could find missionaries if she wanted to and just walked away. I was like What! That was it, that was the miracle, and she just walked away. But its okay cause our miracle was the next person we talked to. Her name is Betty and she is pretty cool! She lives just outside of Aberystwyth and is a research student so she is sticking around for the summer. We taught her about the Book of Mormon and set a return appointment for the next day. We went and taught her the restoration the next day and hopefully next week she will be able to come to church! Heavenly Father answers prayers, I know that. I know that when we pray like it all depends on Heavenly Father and then get up and Work like it all depends on us. He always helps us, but we've got to keep moving. Faith is an action word and we've got to do all that we can do if we want to expect miracles to happen in our lives.
But other than a few other appointments and lots of finding our weeks been fairly chill. This coming week is transfers, but I'm like 99% sure that I'm staying in Aberystwyth to finish training Elder Richardson, so don't expect any changes this week. You don't need to worry about music, the members here got me covered!
I'm glad the package got there safe and sound. Now whenever Brig plays his guitar he can think of me!;) ha ha and I hope Dad didn't share that chocolate with any of you! Also I hope the skinny tie isn't too skinny for Nate. I thought it was pretty sweet but definitely too skinny for a missionary.
Good luck to you Ems! Break a leg! Also what's your part? I don't think you guys mentioned anything about what she is doing for this musical thing? But you should definitely try and send some videos and lots of pictures!
Well I hope all is well and know that I love you all!