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)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

On the Ferry to Ireland

There is free Internet connections on the Stena Line ferry to Ireland.  I am sitting in the front looking out as we head across to what is probably Ireland that is in the distance.  The captain just announced we are leaving the channel and will be in open sea in a few minutes.  I hope not to get my toe in the Irish Sea today.  Never should have watched the "Titanic" last night on TV.
Looking out towards Ireland from my seat at the front of the ferry.  I hope the sea sick meds work!

It took almost the whole 30 min. they give us here until we have to log on again, so I lost part of the post.  So, since it has taken almost that long to load this picture, I'm probably out of writing time.  The ferry is entering the open sea after spending quite a while getting out of the channel.  The sea is quite calm and there is a gentle up and down movement at the moment.  As we are leaving the land on the left, I can feel some side to side bobbing, which may yet do me in.  I shall think positively and quit writing, since that will probably not help!

We are having a wonderful time with the England and Scotland beautiful landscapes and oldness the last few days and are excitedly looking out towards what looks like a wee bit of land that is probably Ireland!


Yeah, I know all these pictures aren't too exciting, but there's Ireland and I've been waiting all my life to see it!!  Didn't get seasick in the least either, but on the ferry is where the fuse blew in the transformer plug I was using and it seemed at the time my computer was fried.  When we got back into England, I realized the computer was still working, though we didn't have Internet connection and the Scotland pictures still couldn't be found.  Until a couple days ago (we've been home two weeks today), when I finally found them in some obscure place in a file hiding.  The St. Andrew's visit is on there too, so Ercell will be happy those weren't lost.  So, later after I recover from being ill and get out Sunday talk out of the way, more pictures of the fabulous trip in Scotland, Ireland, and the Yorkshire Dales will be shared.  Meanwhile, pray for us that our talks will convey the spirit of these lovely countries and the good, faithful people.  Hopefully, we desire to help others have a new appreciation for the gospel throughout the world and the struggles others have to even go to church every Sunday.  We have it so easy in the U.S.

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