This past week was moves week. Besides sending two of our local Elders home this week, we also found out that the zone leaders are going to be moved from Limerick to Cork. So Elder Taylor brought us the key for their apartment over on Sunday evening. We went over there a couple of times this week to clean out the fridge etc. and do a little cleaning. For the time being it is going to be left empty.
On Friday we walked over to the Haxhiaj's to water their flowers and pick raspberries and to our surprise they have returned home from their holiday to Albania. We enjoyed going over to their place and working in their yard and looking after it for them. They are such a nice family and would be a real asset to the branch if they joined the church. They brought us some nice gifts from Albania for helping out with their yard. We certainly didn't expect that but it was good of them.
We travelled to Tralee on Sunday to attend church and have a visit with the Wingets and the two YSA young women who live there. The church services went well and Maurene was kept busy playing the piano and helping in the Primary. We spent the afternoon visiting with the Wingets at their place and playing a game they called Marbles which was a lot fun. In the evening we went with them and the young Elders to the home of President Knight for dinner. We had a great visit with him and his family and a very delicious meal. On the way home we travelled some back roads that we had not been down before but found our way home despite not having our Satnav that gave up the ghost.
We had an opportunity this week to have a visit with Yuan, a convert to the church who was baptized a few months ago. We used to visit with her regularly with the Elders but have not seen her for a while, she doesn't come to church any more. We had a good visit with her and encouraged her to come out to church but didn't get a very positive response. The Elders are starting English classes at the church which interests her and we will continue to visit with her.
One thing that they grow well here in Ireland is flowers, all kinds of them. They have flower boxes and planters all over the city and there are lots of flower beds in the parks here. We sure enjoy all of the beauty and colour they add to the surroundings
We try to help out the young missionaries as much as we can with the upkeep and maintenance of their apartments. The Sisters needed a new toilet seat so I went to the local hardware and bought a new one and we went over to their apartment to install it for them. These small tasks that we can do help them to focus on what they have been called to do here on their mission.
Our new district leader here in Limerick is Elder Hoopes and he got a new companion this week. We were happy to learn that his new companion, Elder Harker, is from Raymond. Always good to have another Canadian in the district!
I went over to the Mungret cemetery and completed taking the photos of the headstones for the Billion Graves project. It was nice to get that completed and also started doing the transcribing of the information on the headstones on the Billion Graves website. It was a good week, we'll just finish off with some random photos.
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.