Firstly, the week has been interesting. Never have I ever had some sort of change during transfers, so it’s strange that it is a new transfer. Nevertheless, I am so happy to be a missionary at this time, in the Chester Ward, in the England Manchester Mission.
As a brief update, the work in the area is continuing to progress, we are incorporating the Preach My Gospel approach of ‘Teach When You Find, Find When You Teach’, and are always looking to share the message of the Restored Gospel with everyone.
Secondly, I don’t think that I have properly introduced you to the Elders that we have to work alongside, but I’ve decided to with classic black and white images. In order of the attached photos, Elder Stiff, myself, Sister Wilkinson and Elder Ogbeide. There are also the Zone Leaders in our ward, but they don’t reside in Buckley.
Wait for it, I was spoiled as well, I received Gelato Messina Tim Tams, Salted Caramel, and Vanilla. As much as I don’t want to leave England or North Wales at the end of the year, Australia will always be home and the small reminders are wonderful.On a spiritual note, Elder Ian S. Ardern stated:
We live in a day in which misinformation about our beliefs abounds. …
[The warnings] of our prophets and apostles remind us that we must do all we can to fortify ourselves spiritually against words of opposition and deception. …
Our spiritual roots go deeper as sincere personal and family prayer become bastions of our faith, as we repent daily, seek the companionship of the Holy Ghost, and learn of our Savior and His attributes and strive to become like Him.
Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the Light of the World, and He beckons us to follow Him.
John 1:5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
I would encourage you all to learn about his divine qualities and actions and to learn how the Atonement of Jesus Christ is applicable to all of us. Perhaps we have heard about his sacrifice, maybe we have heard the ‘Easter Story’, or say His name in vain, whatever the case, I know that when we have a sincere desire to learn more and accept Him into our lives, we can have access to godly power, we can witness modern miracles, and we can understand that He is our brother that we can always rely on.
I am eternally grateful for the sacred covenants that I have made that bind me to the Saviour, I am grateful for the knowledge in which I am continually blessed with and I am grateful for the strength and comfort that I receive from a personal relationship with my Redeemer.