We held our second District YSA activity this past Saturday and we had a great time. We went on a hike at Clare Glens which is located a short drive, 20 minutes, from Limerick. It is a short hike up a creek valley to a falls and then you cross over and hike back on the other side of the creek. We had beautiful weather that day, it was sunny with light winds. The hike went well, we couldn't believe how beautiful it was the way the sun was filtered through the trees. After the hike we gathered at a picnic area near the trail head and had a picnic lunch. After lunch we played frisbee, football and there were some card games going also. It would have been nice to have more YSA attending but those that were there had a great time, it is nice to get them together to socialize.
Maurene told the grandkids before we left home that we were going to try to find a leprechaun and bring one home to them. While we were on the hike she found what looked like a leprechaun home, it was so exciting!
There has been some shuffling of the young missionaries locally so we now have only two young elders in our district in Limerick and two sisters again and we now have two young elders who serve in Galway in our district also. So that means that the Reimers, a senior couple who serve in Galway, are now in our district also. We had our first meeting of the new district on Tuesday and had our usual lunch following the meeting. Later on that day we went for a walk in a small wood that is right here in the city just on the other side of the motorway from our place. It is a beautiful peaceful spot that I sometimes go for a run in.
Although we usually have lots to do to keep us busy and productive here there are days that there isn't a lot that we are required to do. We had one of those days and decided to go for a drive out around the Ennis area, a place that is not too far from Limerick that we had never visited before. It ended up being a nice excursion and when you just follow your nose you come across some unexpected places. This is such a beautiful country with such a rich history.
We often have the opportunity to go to lessons with the young missionaries and enjoy doing this when we are invited. The sisters had arranged a lesson with a woman who lived in Bruree which is about a half hour drive. So we gave them ride out there and sat in on the lesson. We enjoyed the trip and the lesson very much. She was so happy to see the young sisters!
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.