Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Greenock July 13th - July 20th

Hello Everyone!! I don't have much time to Email this week, so I'm just going to dive right in!

     This has been a crazy busy week! I don’t even know where to start! I’ve had so many great experiences here, the branch is amazing and Scotland is super beautiful! 

 Probably the craziest thing that happened this week was on 7-15-15 while I was on an exchange with my Zone Leader Elder Ward. Dinner time came around and Elder Ward had the idea to call in a couple “Donner King Kebabs.” Thus began my first attempt at being Kababtised. In order to be Kababtised you have to eat a whole King Kebab in one sitting, while partaking of the gift of the Holy Coke! I walked into the font with full faith, and then they opened the box... There sat a mountain of lamb meat, topped with some unions and garlic sauce, all on top of a massive slab of nan bread. I had no choice but to except the challenge; a classic David and Goliath. I fought with all my might, but not even halfway through, I begrudgingly gave up the ghost. After the whole Kabab incident, I waddled my way throughout the rest of the day in shame. And in the morning, I gave birth to a Kababy!

Another Crazy event was on 7-14-15. 60 American Mormons hopped of a cruise ship and wanted to tour our branch building! I'm not sure why because it’s just kinda old and smelly... But it was so great to see so many American smiling faces again!! It was weird having people actually want to talk to you!! They had our Branch President, President Wild play the bagpipes for them too. It was great! It put nearly everyone in tears! It just kinda reminded me of high school though! On the way out a man named Elder Frost introduced himself to me.... Turns out he’s an area of the 70!! That’s pretty neat!

On 7-17-15 the legend Anne Harrison took Elder Clawson and I out to dinner at Brewers Fair. All you can eat Fish n' Chips, plus real music and a sweet view of the Clide! It was perfect! Anne is a missionary's angel! She pretty much goes around traveling to different missionaries, and acts like our mom when we are missing ours! She spoiled us to death!! And she’s coming again on Aug 4th! How lucky am I?

7-18-15 was pretty great as well! We were able to hop on a ferry to Dunoon to visit the Cain’s for a coordination meeting. The ferry ride and just Dunoon in general left me speechless! It’s a ridiculously beautiful place!! The people in Dunoon seemed much friendlier too! The Cain’s are just great! Brother Cain is the funniest guy you'll ever meet! What a character! He's got all kinds of funny Scottish words he’s always using too! Maybe I’ll start him a quote book! 

7-19-15 Sunday! We were able to catch a ride down to the Paisley Stake to see the singing children of Africa!! It was awesome! All these little African kids just singing and dancing their hearts out! The whole thing really reminded me of Grandma and Grandpa.

In conclusion, WE HAVE A BAPTISM THIS WEEK!!!!!! Gavin Higgins, our neighbor is getting baptized on Sunday! The Higgins family is nothing short of amazing, every missionary's dream! I've been so lucky to be able to teach and work with them. 99% of missionaries here don’t get an opportunity like this throughout their entire mission! The Higgins has definitely been the biggest blessing in my mission so far, and probably always will be! 

Well that pretty much sums it up! Thank you all so much to taking the time to read this junk! It’s good to know not everyone has forgotten about me already! ;) Thanks for all the emails too, they always make me feel less homesick!

I know that my Redeemer lives.

Love, Elder Cluster


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