A few weeks ago we were given a Book of Mormon that someone who lived in Cookstown had requested while visiting the church website. So we drove up there one day this week to deliver it to him. We didn't have a phone number so we just had to drive up and hope that he was home. He was not so I wrote him a note and left it with the Book of Mormon in his mailbox. We noticed that there was an historic site near the town so decided to visit it while we were there. We thought it might be an old castle but there was nothing left of the fort; even so it was an important site for early Irish history. It was up on a hill so we also got a nice view of Cookstown from the top near Tullaghoge Fort.
We got our first real snowfall since we have been in Ireland this week. It snowed all night and the better part of the next day. There was a good covering of snow here in Omagh and quite a bit more snow up in the hills. It lasted a couple of days and then most of it was gone by Saturday night.
They decided this week to finish some of the sidewalks in the neighbourhood. The sidewalks here are not concrete but are asphalt like the roads. They have equipment that are miniature versions of the big ones for working on projects like that. Maurene thinks that they are cute.
During our shift at the Charity Shop this week we had noticed that the display windows hadn't been changed since we had been there. So Maurene decided that we should change them in a Valentine's theme. On Saturday night, the shop had a social. It was a a get together for all of the volunteers and we had a nice visit and shared some treats. On Sunday, Brian and Rose from the shop came to church. They said they were going to just come for Sacrament meeting but they ended up staying for the whole block. It was great to have them come and they said they enjoyed the meetings.
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.