Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Aug 20, 2012

Hi Everyone,

This week has been the busiest week of my mission so far. It's crazy how fast time has gone. It's already the last P-day of the transfer! A lot of really good things were going on this past week and we had a lot of fun.

The hike up Mt. Snowden was a really good experience. It was pretty rough in all honesty. haha. We woke up at four in the morning to get on a 4 hour bus ride to North Wales. Everyone was pretty dead to begin with. It was actually a pretty tough hike, a lot harder than I thought it would be. It didn't help that it was raining like crazy too. I only had a hoodie and basketball shorts so I was soaked the first five minutes if the 4 hour hike! haha a lot of people were having a pretty tough time on the mountain. Freezing cold and tired, but we pressed forward. We were all looking forward to getting to the top because there was supposed to be a really good cafe were we could get warm, but when we finally got to the top the Cafe was closed! It was pretty heart breaking but funny at the same time. We stayed at the top for about five minutes, sang a hymn, then hurried back down the mountain. That was on Wednesday and I still don't think that I've dried out properly.

The Chinese activity was a great success as well. We played a lot of fun games and ate some really good food. It was a good chance for all of the Chinese members and investigators to get together and make new friends. It really helps them to see that the Chinese population in the church is really quite big. We had about 60 people there,  which is actually a lot less than they had at the last activity. We've seen a lot of positives come from the activity with one of our investigators, Trista.

We kept really busy all week! We had exchanges with the Zone Leaders, a 2 hour train ride to Barrow-in-Furness and back for a baptismal interview, and we were back in Liverpool on Saturday for a baptism. All of our spare time was spent teaching. Time goes by so quickly when you're busy. I just barely realized I hit the 7 month mark this last week.

There's only a week and a half left of this transfer! I'll probably be moving to a new area. No clue where it will be though. Transfers are pretty exciting. I'm ready to start a new adventure. I hope you all have an excellent week. LOVE YOU!

Love, Elder Ford

1) The long bus ride to Snowden (Elder Barth)
2) Right on the Coast
3) Taking a rest
4) Model shoot?
5) It was raining so hard that the trail turned into a river.
6) We got all the way to the top and couldn't see anything. We were in the Clouds!
7) Elder Chan and I at the top of Snowden

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