Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021
• Went for a quick walk at Trafford Centre
• Realized we were locked out of our house
• Had to drive to the mission office to get a set of spare keys
• Did some stuff at the mission office and then came home and p-day was over
• One of the elders on the tech team is being transferred (and we lost one last transfer) so I’m now the senior tech missionary
• That stresses me — haha
• Pray for me; pray for us
• Watch our next / my final “Why I Believe“ devotional on March 14 (6:30 PM here, I think 12:30 PM Utah time due to a time change) — this one will be the best ever as it is centered around mothers! These devotionals really are amazing and you won’t regret tuning in!!
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
I decided to spend my time talking to my family today so this is going to be very brief.
This Wednesday is the final transfer of my mission! Six weeks to go. I really wouldn’t dwell on it much if not for the fact that every person who speaks/writes to me brings it up. So crazy and sad and surreal. Sister Cairns and I are staying together and that makes me happy. I also just received word that sometime in the next week or two we are going to be moved to a new flat/apartment!! WOOHOO!!! I’m so excited I might have done a happy dance. Goodbye spiders.
This week has been busy and, at times, overwhelming. People ask what we do as the Social Media/Tech Missionaries and I really can’t even begin to explain all that we do, but it’s busy and constant. Maybe I will attempt to explain it at some point, but I’m not making any promises.
Lockdown—still, yes, but some restrictions are going to start being eased soon. For example, we will be able to go sit on a park bench with another person. Haha.
Sorry this is so random and brief. Thanks to everyone who writes to me! Speaking of people writing to me, if you have sent an actual letter or package in the mail from the US and I haven’t responded, it’s probably because I haven’t received it yet. Just a couple days ago the Christmas card my parents mailed to me at the beginning of November arrived. Bless the mail system.
Things are great, I’m happy, and I love my mission and the people here. And I can’t even begin to express how much I love President and Sister Johnson. I LOVE THEM.
Have the best week and love you all!
Monday, February 15, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
Wow it feels like every week I apologize for not writing the week prior, so instead of keeping with that trend, I’m just going to skip past that.
Ready for the surprise of your life? We are still in lockdown!! We're coming up on our one-year anniversary and wow, what a year it's been. For those of you who may be a bit confused, England is in a national lockdown where it's now illegal to go into a grocery store with more than 1 person per household. That's the level where we are. This isn't the Utah lockdown where it seems like you're living a normal life. This is a legitimate lockdown. Feel free to send flowers or money or chocolate or something to help my companion and me celebrate.
Hahaha so remember how I said I was living in Manchester South? Yeah…that lasted for a week. A week into us living in Altrincham (al-treeng-um), President called us and told us we were moving back to Stretford, but in a different flat than we lived in before. So here we find ourselves in one of the weirdest (and probably the worst) flats I’ve ever lived in. It's a very lovely place with a lovely spider infestation in the kitchen and a lovely set of stairs that's steeper than a ladder.
Hello everyone. For a quick recap, here's a fast history lesson about the spiders that reside in the lovely country of England. A long time ago in a land far away (England), a substance was created and it was named Miraclegro. This substance was used to help plants and other living organisms grow to gargantuan sizes. One day, some mean gross spiders came across some Miraclegro that someone had left outside and they started drinking it. Not surprisingly, they grew to humongous sizes and began populating England and terrorizing the country. The end. I hate English spiders. They are not posh. They are not cute. They are soul-sucking demons, and you can quote me on that.
This week it was brought to my attention that I only have about 9 weeks left on my mission. How do I feel about that? Kind of weird, to be honest. However, we'll talk more about my thoughts about coming home as I get closer.
Life is good. I’m living the dream. The work moves forward. I love being a missionary and I love England. Feel free to write :)
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
This is going to be very brief. Our missionary email hasn’t been working so this is just a quick message I’m sending to my mom through google hangouts. I’ve tried, multiple times, to send an email I wrote last week to my parents to post on my blog and it won’t go through.