Our good friends the Wingets, a senior couple serving in Tralee, lost their car for a couple of weeks due to some drivers licence problems and to make matters worse Elder Winget has a stress fracture in one foot so has trouble walking. So we decided to travel down there one day this week to see if we could lift their spirits, run some errands and say good bye as we will not be seeing them again before they return home in September. We had a great day with them, sharing a meal, traveling to Dingle and enjoying the scenery together and of course playing some marbles. We sure love them and are going to miss seeing them. I hope we lifted their spirits because we sure felt better after having spent the day with them and hope they get their licence issue resolved soon.
It has been a busy week of comings and going for the young missionaries here. It was transfer week and we found out on Sunday that Sisters Fechser and Weber were both being transferred to Stornaway and Elder Harker was being transferred to Glasgow. The only one staying was Elder Hoopes. We are sure going to miss all of them and none of them were too excited about leaving. We drove them to the bus depot on Monday to catch the bus to Dublin and then continue their journeys to Scotland. Elder Hoopes had to go to Scotland too as he was picking up a greeny.
It was back to the bus depot on Thursday to pick up our two new sisters, Hebbert and Brousseau and also Elder Hoopes and his new companion Elder Walker. We did a lot of driving around with them to get groceries and took them to La Garda for cards. It was a very busy day but we are always happy to be able to help them out.
We found out from the mission home this week that our apartment has been leased in Omagh and we will be living at the apartment on Lambrook Drive. It was not our first choice, we liked the other one they found better, but it still looks like a nice place and one we will be comfortable in. We also found out from President Thompson that he wants us to exchange cars in Dublin. He wants us to leave our car there and pick up our new one. So I guess he will have to figure out when he can get the car to Dublin and let us know when we can make the exchange. I hope we can make it before the day we drive to Omagh.
It was a long day on Sunday but a good one. I got up at 5:00 am and drove to Dublin to pick up Kailey and Caleb at the airport. They arrived on time and we drove immediately back to Limerick and went to church. They were very tired. We had dinner and then decided to take them to visit a couple of spots in Limerick so they could stay awake. It was a rainy day but we enjoyed ourselves. We visited Mungret Abbey, King John's Castle, St. Mary's Cathedral and walked along the river. After supper they went right to bed as they couldn't stay awake any longer. We are looking forward to the next couple of days with them.
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.