Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Week 67 - November 13, 2017


So we got our moves call, and Elder Huang and I will be staying in Edinburgh together!  WOO!  I am excited for the transfer ahead.  It's only a 5 weeker, which means if one of us moves, it will be the week before Christmas which bites. But we had a fantastic week! 

Tuesday:  We had a great District Meeting with testimonies from those missionaries leaving us, and I expressed my gratitude and love for each of them.  We have had an amazing transfer as a district, the best in the mission! Afterwards, we GQ'd and taught Mai in the evening.  She is doing well!  It's just a slow process because of the language barrier, but we are getting there!  Debbie took all of us out for dinner as well, which was kind of her.

Wednesday:  The entire morning, we moved our flats!  Our new one is amazing!!!  I haven't taken pictures yet, but I will this week.  It is great!  I am pumped that we finally have figured that all out, it was a mess haha.  I did some baptismal interviews for the missionaries around here, GQ'd, and then we taught Debbie and ChenWei, both doing well!  In the evening, there were some baptisms for the other missionaries we went to.

Thursday:  We had lunch with Ivy and made sure that she was good for her baptism.  She is the best!  She brought her friend Chen along as well.  Hopefully we can starting teaching her some more, as well.  We GQ'd the rest of the day, just re-building our teaching pool back up for the end of the year.

Friday:  We GQ'd the entire day!  In the evening, the Edinburgh Church had its 50th anniversary of being built.  All of the missionaries in the ward got up and sang some songs, it was pretty cool.  I love hearing the early saints in the UK's conversion stories and the legacy they have left here!

Saturday:  We cleaned the chapel in the morning and received our moves calls!  Elder Carter and Grant will be leaving us, but Elder Wang is coming, which is cool!  Huang, Wang, and I have all served with each-other--the Chinese trio haha!!  We had Ivy's baptism in the evening, and it went so smoothly!  There were actually 5 people being baptized that night from 4 different teams in the city.  It was a powerful experience for all of us.  We are thankful for the continued miracles God is helping us achieve.  We confirmed them all right afterwards, as well.

Sunday:  We had Mai come to church with us.  We were suppose to have a few others, but everyone had "emergencies" come up right before church.. It's pretty frustrating seeing how people can be sometimes.  But all is well.  We will continue to find those that are prepared in the weeks ahead!

I am thankful for the opportunity to stay here another transfer and continue to try and be the best servant of the Lord I can. I love you all and hope you have a great week ahead.  Stay warm and continue to come closer to our Heavenly Father! 🍀  Elder Copeland

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