Two of our missionaries here in Limerick left to go home this week, Elder Mulville one of our zone leaders and Elder Taylor, our district leader. It is sad to see them leave after having served with them but it is good to be able to see them go home after serving an honourable mission. They left together on Saturday, driving a car over to Edinburgh for a senior couple, the Hawks, who are moving from Scotland to Waterford here in Ireland to finish their mission. The couple from Waterford went home this week and flew out of Shannon which is close to Limerick.
This week was apartment inspections before the moves next week. These were the best inspections we have had yet here in Limerick and I think this is due partly to the Mr. Clean award that we started last inspection. This time we have added a trophy to the rewards for the cleanest apartment. It is something we enjoy doing and it is nice to help the young missionaries keep their apartments clean and in good repair. Elder Taylor and Elder Hoopes apartment won it for the second time and the sisters were a close second. If there was an award for most improved the zone leaders would have won it.
This week was district meeting. For the second meeting in a row we were finishing off the leftovers from the zone meeting that we prepared the food for. It was Elder Taylor's last zone meeting and it went well.
They do a really nice job here in Limerick of planting flowers all around the city. They rotate the flowers as the season progresses so they always seem to be looking good. It makes the city much more attractive.
Canada Day took place this past week and we didn't do anything special to commemorate it. But on Saturday we were invited along with the other missionaries to a member's home for a BBQ to celebrate the 4th of July. So they said we could also celebrate July 1st at the same time. Sister Hogan is American and we had a nice time at their place and enjoyed hamburgers and smores!
We finished off the week with Family Home Evening at our place. Again attendance was not great as we only had three YSA attend. But Whitney, an American working here for the summer, gave a great lesson on fasting and we enjoyed a nice visit and some Jenga together afterwards along with a delicious Eton Mess.
This is the blog of Elder Tom and Sister Maurene Wilson of our mission to the Scotland/Ireland Mission.