A while ago we were assigned a few individuals and families by the branch president to look in on and see how they were doing. Some were not currently active in the church, some semi active and others were regular attenders at church but he felt needed some extra attention. We were able to visit two of them this week, Marcello from Brazil who is here for a year to study English and Gitana who is from Lithuania is separated from her husband and has a son. We had great visits with both of them and felt like we were rewarded as much as them for the opportunity to share a gospel message with them. We will continue to try and contact more on our list and plan return visits to these two good people. After our visits we picked up the sister missionaries to take them to the bus depot. Sister Morton was leaving to travel to the mission home as she has completed her mission. We were to meet the bus from Cork and Sister Buhler was going to travel with her to Edinburgh as she has completed her mission also. It was great to see Sister Buhler again and see that she is doing well and to be able to say goodbye to both of them. It is always good to see missionaries complete honourable missions and be able to return home.
One of the families that we were assigned to visit posted some photos of a outing they took to a beach on the west coast, it looked beautiful. So we decided that we should have a look at it. We visited Spanish Point beach and also the beach beside a little town called Lahinch that are very close to Limerick and we didn't know about before. We took a picnic lunch with us and enjoyed the afternoon. Both places were beautiful in their own way and although it was an overcast day it was not raining and that is a bonus for here. We saw lots of interesting critters in the tidal pools and it was great to be able to walk along the beach. The temperature was around 14C that day but there were some hardy souls out swimming in the frigid Atlantic! This first set of photos is from Spanish Point.
When you travel along the smaller highways in Ireland it is both scary and slow but you often see things that you would miss on the larger motorways. It is often scenic and beautiful if you are not in a hurry.
The beach at the Lahinch was much more commercial than the one at Spanish Point and had a number of surfing schools. It was a very large and long sandy beach and even though it was a particularly nice day there were lots of people there and lots of surfers trying to ride the tiny waves. The next set of photos is from Lahinch
Tuesday was our district meeting day and was the last one for Elder Blosil and Sister Morton and they started their journeys home this week as they have completed their missions. It is is sad to see them go.
This week was the week that the YSA were assigned to clean the chapel. So we decided to do it Tuesday evening and we had two girls show up to help us, Krystian and Christina. We were hoping for more to show up but were thankful for those two and we had a good time working together.
There are loads of flowering bushes and trees here in Ireland in the spring. There is also a narrow (one lane) country road that winds its way into the countryside behind our place that we walk down at times. Some photos from a couple of our walks this week. Ireland is truly a beautiful country!
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.