So you remember that Siti has been learning to play the piano. Well, he has progressed quite well! He can now play "We Thank Thee, O God, For A Prophet" from the simplified hymns! But here's the great part: Sis. Whitehead just informed me about a church program that allowed me, as a missionary, to apply for a grant and get a keyboard for our budding musician to use at home! We applied, were accepted, and it was shipped...on August 5. It arrived on....(drum roll) August 9!! I'm saying that nothing, but nothing has ever arrived in England from the states that quickly. I had prayed it would get here in enough time to help us make some good progress, but this was phenomenal!
So what else is happening this week? Well, we recently attended a fireside in Manchester and saw.... President Preston! How odd to see him attending as just a member of Ashton ward, bringing an investigator! By the way, did I mention he has received a new calling? In January, he becomes President of the Preston MTC! Wow, they just gave him NO turnaround time to put his feet up. He will be wonderful.
We knew he had some serious leadership qualities, but I think he's only been out a little over a year. The new president is moving things around!
Okay, and speaking of impressive, our South Ribble Sisters are just tearing up the area! They have trouble finding time to 'find' because they're teaching lessons all day. So wonderful. They did a training in zone meeting on using family history to teach people about the gospel. They said they ALWAYS travel with their little 'My Family' booklets now and use them constantly.
So what else has gone on? Well, Book of Mormon class continues to be a new surprise every week! And those men that came to visit a couple of weeks ago? They're still there!
Let me stop and say that our new Elder Candland (left) is that most 'ungreen' greeny I think I've met. I'd like to have been a mouse in the corner to see how his parents raised such a mature and solid young man. His testimony is already strong, and he and Elder Ramsey are just having miracle moments everywhere they walk! They are now meeting weekly with a group of young men they approached in the park.
YSA? Still looking good! This month's 'first Monday' at the chapel was a hamburger BBQ in gorgeous weather. Our golden YSA, Naomi (right) then gave a wonderful lesson on Joseph Smith's calling as a prophet.
And on that note, I'll close and go to bed. But here's a pretty shot that we pass every day in our travels. Have a wonderful Sabbath!