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)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

St. Andrews in Scotland

We were so excited when we actually passed into Scotland, since we hadn't been able to cross over the border because it was out of the mission boundaries (actually, you could actually have put a hand or foot across, but that wouldn't have been exact obedience, right?
A blurry, on-the-move picture in the rain, but we are here!
The view outside our hotel room in Livingston, Scotland (raining)
Heading for St. Andrews
Crossing the bridge over the sea outlet near Edinburgh as we head for St. Andrews

Going towards St. Andrews
Arriving at the most famous golf course (and oldest) in the world

Sea view at St. Andrews

My hand in the North Sea
The Old Course

He is awed by it all--to see St. Andrews Golf Course has been a dream come true.  Standing by a monument to famous early golfers.
Still not showing his excitement.  It's that serious old military stuff about not smiling.
Finally looking happier (I'd just purchased a whole bunch of birthday gifts for him with "St. Andrews" on the items)

Still dreaming . . .
A beautiful place to sit and look over the ocean

Fancy houses

Campus of The University of St. Andrews, Scotland's first university

Attacking the dean with bows and arrows?  Wow!  Our university deans have it easy these days.

This is on the corner of the university wall where there is a walkway to other offices.  Students still attend this almost 600-year-old university.
This is a place like I used to work at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.  Modern sign, old building

Interesting stone work holding it together still

I'm impressed.  Kimberly Clark even provides toilet rolls to Scotland

Getting a chance to ask people about playing the course
Yet another castle
Old abbey is here too

You didn't want to open your mouth and express many opinions in days long ago . . .
Driving by farm land after leaving St. Andrews
Sheep dotting the hillside
A random street shot while in St. Andrews

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