Monday, March 6, 2017

Week 25


What a good week it was for me and Elder Elton! 

Last P day we went to the beach again! This time we went with all the missionaries. We had fun playing frisbee. It was so fun!

Wednesday was also an eventful day. Three of our investigators attended a baptism. They all really enjoyed it and are loving to learn more about the gospel.

Thursday was another good day. We went to Brother Thompson's as usual. I mowed his lawn again. We also had a good lunch appointment with some of our Investigators. Remember Mae Williamson? She was one of our baptisms in Dundee. We were able to visit with her here in Edinburgh. She had to come for a interview at the University. We were blessed to be able to see her for just a bit. She is doing so good! We all went out to dinner. It was so good to see her again and catch up with her.

Friday was a great day. One of Elder Elton's friends from Glasgow who is Chinese came to Edinburgh to help us teach one of our Chinese investigators. Then she ended up also helping us teach 4 of our new investigator friends. After we ended our teaching, they all left with baptismal dates! It was such a good day! One more bit of news from this day. Elder Tullis, one of our AP's, who is ranked 16th in tennis in the nation challenged me to a game of ping pong... You don't need to ask....  Your Elder took care of business. Tullis went down 21-7.

Saturday! Another great day. In the morning we met Sophie at the church. She was there for her baptismal interview for this Wednesday! We also had to practice singing a song with all of the other missionaries from our zone. We are singing for stake conference which will be held this next week. Sophie will be baptized on March 8th She asked me if I would baptize her. What a great blessing.

Sunday we had 3 of our investigators at church. Then we were able to watch a church broadcast for all of Northern Europe! It was very spiritual and uplifting We then went on exchanges. I teamed up with Elder Baklan. Elder Baklan is from Ukraine! It was such good weather! In fact the weather here is staring to change. It was also really nice on Tuesday and Wednesday of this past week. The sun was out almost all day. It was so nice.

I love my mission! It has helped me change and grow in so many ways. I am absolutely loving every second! I would like to end this letter with a scripture passage. I have given it much thought in my scripture studies. 

James 1:22-24
22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like a man beholding his natural face in a glass.
24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 

Ponder on this passage. I love you all and hope you all have a good coming week.

Love Elder Gowans



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