Missions are Fun

Preston Temple photo taken 21 Nov. 2010

A missionary is someone who leaves his or her home for a little while so others can have their families forever.

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Our Mission Scriptures

Our Mission Scriptures:

"Oh, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart . . . Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth." Alma 29:1-2 (Book of Mormon)

" . . . be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Bible)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanksgiving in October & Travels North

Now thank we all, our God, with hearts and hands and voices, Who wonderous things hath done, in whom his earth rejoices . . . Hymn #95

There is no Thanksgiving Day holiday here in England, obviously, but I have found Thanksgiving dinner in a bag!  So, even though Halloween isn't even over, I decide to rebel against the fact there are Christmas trees, Christmas candy, and gifts in the stores here.  Harrrrrumph!
These things may not be any better for the arteries than the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but they are scrumptious!
These are Elder Blain's favorites (besides stinky cheese).  The marshmallows are so tall you can barely get your mouth open wide enough to pop one in--YUM!  (creamiest and lightest marshmallow ever).  He is quite the bar tender with his drink called "The Elder Blain."  A little orange juice, a little of these other mixes and it is the only "squash" drink I or most the other missionaries actually like!

This is the pub I've been wanting to eat at ever since we got here.  We can always get Thanksgiving dinner here!  Actually, any pub/carvery will have stuffing, cranberry, turkey and basic Thanksgiving food always available.  No wonder the Pilgrims had that for their meal, since it is typical English food.
Sign on the pub wall.  Should I leave since I'm not sure if I could be a Tinker?  (better look it up in the dictionary)
This dog is following the rules and staying out of the kitchen only because he is on a leash.  He is eying Elder Blain's sausages and lovely smelling dinner . . .
The sign reads "Way Out" like so many do here in England (instead of "Exit")

Heading to Preston on Tuesday.  Here we were going to Bolton.  This is a round about sign with all the little roads going off in different directions.  Traffic jam isn't helping us get there very fast. 

This sign with the black line is the national speed limit sign meaning you can go 60 mph.  Problem is, there aren't many places you can do that safely in England.  Obviously, in rush hour traffic, we are going no speed--ha, ha.  Someone of the little country lanes have this sign posted and we are thinking there better not be anyone trying to go that fast!
Frost in the morning.
Stop off the motorway and get food or shop in the fly over.
A beautiful modern church in Bolton
Outdoor winter sports area
Come ski in England!
Some fall colors here
This tree is in the parking lot of the mission office in Knutsford.  There are more fall colors as we travel north.

1 comment:

  1. I want to try the indoor skiing! haha that's cool.