Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hey everyone,

It's a new transfer and a new adventure! I'm on to area number five. I'm now in St. Helens which is part of the Liverpool stake. I'm really excited to be here and I'm looking forward to the new challenges. I'm serving with Elder Peterson from Eureka, Montana. We are officially the missions tallest companionship. He is 6'5 and plays basketball as well. We're going to walk the streets and challenge people to two on tow games and If the lose we baptize them. haha.

It's been an interesting week. I actually haven't been in Blackburn for about 6 days. I got a call from the assistants on Thursday telling me to pack my bag for five days and that they would be to pick me up later that afternoon. I had no idea what was going on. what happened was one of my Zone leaders in Chorley was called as the next assistant. His companion didn't have his driving license so your truly got to go there and drive for 5 days. It was pretty fun. We had a few close calls on the road. English roads are a lot narrower and a lot faster. We survived though. Chorley is probably the closest thing you can get to home as far as the church is concerned. It is the area where the Preston Temple and M.T.C is located and it has 4 strong wards. We spent a lot of time with the members during those days and it was a completely different experience from the rest of my areas. I wouldn't mind going back.

We went back to Blackburn so I could pack a say goodbye to people too. It took me forever to pack. I've picked up so much stuff! I got another suitcase so now i have three that are completely full! Moving is a pain. Not to mention the wheels on my biggest one are completely shredded. That happened when I was leaving Preston. It's a good workout dragging it on the ground though. If I moved more often it would probably keep me from getting fat. haha. I talked to Elder White at the transfer meeting and he said that I need to get on " The Program" as he calls it. It's basically just eating healthy and a lot of sit ups. haha. We'll see what happens. I'll probalby just end up falling asleep on the floor. but anyways, back to Blackburn. I didn't get to say goodbye to Steve and Naomi. We were going to go there but they had a family emergency. I figure i'll get to see them sometime soon though. I'll definetely be writing them as well. It was hard leaving Elder Reali as well. He is my "first born in the wilderness" as the scriptures say. Blackburn was such a great are. It was really difficult to leave. I'm grateful for the opportunity I had to serve there and be a small part of all the miracles that happened. 

I got to go to the temple with the departing missionaries as well. Elder Corbin(my trainer/father) and Elder Herrin (My "godfather") went home today. That's so crazy to me. Exactly one year ago I was walking into that same transfer meeting as a brand new missionary. They were both at the same point that I'm at now. Time goes so quick. The mission won't be the same without them. They were really great example to me. It's weird being in the older half of the mission now. I'm seeing all of these new missionaries that I've never seen before. Makes me feel old. The mission is getting younger and younger. This last group was 18 with 8 sisters. The next group has 34 new missionaries! that's the biggest group the mission has ever had. We're now starting to see the effect of President Monson's announcement last conference. The work is hastening.

I'm really excited for the next six weeks. I can already tell that I'm going to learn a lot. I've set two goals for 2013. They are 1. Faith and 2. Work Ethic. I feel like my ability to work has already improved loads from where it was at home. (I'll admit that I was pretty lazy. haha) It's something I really want to master. I really want to work smart though. I've learned there is a big difference to working hard and working smart. It's crazy to see how much i've been able to use in my mission from sports. One of Coach Briggs favorite lines is "work hard, play smart, and have fun." i've been able to use that everyday. If you don't work hard nothing will happen. If you want to see sucess you have to be smart in the way you work. If you're not having fun you're doing something wrong. Genious. Who would have that my High School basketball coach was teaching doctrine. haha.

Thanks for everything you do for me. I love you all. Here's the new flat address. Post is welcome 

5 Cardigan Close
St. Helens
WA10 3XW

By the way. the mission office address changed a bit. Not sure if I told you. There is a new postal code. here it is.

Elder Skyler Ford
England Manchester Mission
Spring Wood, Suite G5
Chelford Road
Knutsford, Cheshire
WA16 8GS

Love Elder Ford

1. Elder Peterson and I
2. The original Stockport crew. Just one year ago we were there!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


hey everyone,

It's been a super busy week. It's hard to believe it's monday again.
Today is the last P day of this transfer! Transfers are on February
13th and I think I'll probably be moving. Who knows though. It'll be
tough leavin Blackburn. I've made a lot of really great friends here.
I think my time here is probably up though. We'll see. You'll find out
next time I email.

I went on another exchange this week to Rawtenstall with Elder
Mapfumo. It was pretty fun to be able to work in a new area with a new
person. Exchanges are great because it helps you to get out of the
routine. We travalled together to our mission sports day in
Manchester. We litterally just played sports all day. Basketball all
morning then American Football in the afternoon. It reminded me how
out of shape I am. I really felt it the next morning. It was the first
time I'd picked up a basketball in about 6 months! The rust
dissappeared pretty quickly though. I'll never lose my stroke :)

Elder Reali wasn't feeling to well at the end of the week. He was
soming down with a bit of the flu so I had to spend a bit of time in
the flat. I just cleaned and worked in the Area Book. I went on a mini
exchange with Elder Adair on Saturday just because we had so many
appointments and we couldn't afford to cancel them. It was a bit
different working with a former companion. You can see how quickly
they've grown in just two transfers.

Sunday was a great day as well. We had 6 tottal hours of church
meetings! It was great. Alan came to church and is dated for baptism
on the 23rd. He is loving it so much. Yesterday in gospel principles
class the teacher asked for an opening prayer and Alan immediately
just started praying. No one was ready for it haha. He came to the
misson home fireside as well. Steve and Naomi were sick so they
couldn't come. I got to talk to Elder Corbin and Elder Herrin there
though. They go home in 10 days. That's so weird to me, It makes me
feel old because when I came into the mission they were both at the
exact same point that I'm at right now. Time goes too fast

I'm looking forward to what this next transfer will bring. Who knows
where I'll be or who I'll be with. It'll be the right place for me
though. Thanks for all the love. Talk to you next week!

love, Elder Ford

P.S. The mission office address changed. It's still in the same place
but the changed the postal code. here is the new one.

Elder Skyler Ford
England Manchester Mission
Spring Wood, Suite G5
Chelford Road
Knutsford, Cheshire
WA16 8GS

Send all post for this next week there because I might be leaving.

Hey Everyone,

It was another good week. The year mark has come and gone...crazy. I remember in my first area when Elder Corbin and Elder Herrin both hit there year marks in my first transfer. I thought they were so old. We went out to eat to celebrate. We were going to do the same thing for mine but we ended up not even having time for dinner. Blackburn is such a big area and we have a lot of travel in between appointments. 

This week was full of a lot of events. I passed my driving test on Tuesday. I'm not a legally licensed British driver and apparently it's the only license that is accepted in any country all over the world so that's pretty nice. It should get me a pretty good discount on car insurance because it is much more difficult to get a license here than in America. Some missionaries have failed the test 3 or 4 times! I'm glad to have that done now I can drive on the crazy, narrow English roads.

We had specialized trainings on Thursday as well with Individual interviews with President Preston. I love those so much because you have 20-30 minutes all by yourself with President Preston to talk about whatever you need. I've had a lot of my questions answered in past interviews. This one was really good as well. He came out teaching with us after that as well which is a pretty special experience. We went and taught Steve and Naomi and there family. He got to witness the miracle first hand! They are doing so good. Steve ordered the Book of Mormon Cd's for his car while he drives to work and they'll both be speaking at the mission home fireside later this month. Elder Reali and I bought them scriptures(Quads) at the distribution center this week as well. I'm looking forward to giving them to them. One of the best gifts you could ever get.

This week was freezing cold. We got a pretty good amount of snow too. It's the first time I've seen rel snow in my entire time here. It makes missionary work pretty interesting. My shoes have no traction on them because they're worn out so it's almost impossible to walk up icy hills and England right now is full of them. Elder Reali thinks it's pretty funny.

We're still on the hunt for people to teach. Nothing new as of last week. We've got some pretty good referrals from members this week though so we should build up a decent teaching pool in the next little while. We've got about three weeks left in this transfer then there's a good chance I'll be leaving Blackburn. I never stay anywhere too long it seems.

This week is going to be another good one. We have Sports day this Thursday in Manchester. Every six months the mission gets together for an Entire day just to play sports. So fun! I haven't picked up a basketball in about 6 months  I'll probably be extremely sore. I'm so out of shape. I'll be going on an exchange this week in Rawtenstall as well. It'll be nice to see a different area. I haven't left Blackburn for 9 weeks. 

Thanks for everything. You are the best. I'll speak to you next week!

Love Elder Ford

1. Snow! waiting for our train home.
2 Accrington, The town where we live.
3. Snow on a church by our flat.


Hey everyone,
It's been a freezing cold and eventful week here. It was snowing pretty good earlier in the week and there was a ton of ice. England is not equipped for the snow so when it hits everything shuts down. Buses stop running trains are cancelled, Church activities cancelled. It's crazy, only a few inches of snow and every one panics. haha.
I had a pretty funny experience on Monday. I noticed that my shoes were starting to split on our way to a meal appointment Monday night and my feet were completely soaked. When we got to the members house they saw me looking at it as I was taking of my shoes. When the wife noticed it she was determined that I wasn't going out like that and that they were going to buy me shoes. After the appointment we got in the car and they were going to drop us off but she drove us to the store parking lot and told me I didn't have a choice. She was going to buy me shoes. It was very kind of them and it's a good memory now.
I had an exchange with Elder Barth this week in a town called Rawtenstall. It's a very small town and is surrounded by hills. This is my third exchange with Elder Barth so far in my mission so it feels almost like I've served with him. I think we honestly could serve together in the future, we'll see though. We saw loads of success throughout the entire exchange.
In Blackburn we've found some really good people as well. Last night we taught a man named Alan and he committed to be baptized in February. He seems really good and we're seeing him again next Tuesday. Steve and Noami are doing really good as well. We're going to there house for family night tonight. We're having pizza and watching the Testaments D.V.D. Steve and Naomi are going to be speaking at the mission home fireside this Sunday as well! We've set up loads of appointments with some really promising people for this week too. It should be a really good week. For some reason last week I thought it was Sports Day. It wasn't. haha. It's this Thursday. REAL excited for that.
I'm feeling pretty good right now about everything. I feel like I've got a pretty good hold on missionary life. I've been learning a lot these past few weeks as well so I feel I'm still progressing. We're teaching people with some really good potential. I've been in Blackburn for awhile now so I feel like I know the area and I've formed some really good friendships with the ward members. I could stay in Blackburn for awhile. Things are good here.
Well I hope everyone has a good week. Sorry the e-mail is a bit short. We're having a hectic day. Our ceiling started leaking so we have to hurry home and wait for a plumber...missionary life. Love you!
Love Elder Ford


Hey Everyone,

I hope you've all had a good week. Not much new here. A lot of
finding. I just spent 45 minutes writing an email and then I
accidently deleted it. Pretty frustrating.

Elder Reali had his first experience with African food this week. It
was so funny because he doesn't do well with spicy food. We made sure
not to tell him what he was actually eating until he put it in his
mouth and actually started chewing.(It was cow liver). He ended up
spitting it back out.

On sunday Steve got the Aaronic Priesthood too. He was pretty
exctiited about that. He is just ready to get to the temple now! We've
been seeing a lot of success in Blackburn from working with Recent
Converts and Less-actives. The family I mentioned last week is doing
great. We're doing family home evening activites with them once a

We've been hitting the pavement pretty hard this week trying to look
for new people. Everyone we've been teaching in the pat few months has
been baptized. Not that that's a bad thing of course. We've had a lot
of appointments fall through and a few investigators drop us. It's
been a bit of a challenge but we're moving forward.

It's crazy that it'll be exactly a year since leaving home on Friday
(18th). This past year has gone by so quickly. It's weird seeing all
of these missionaries who I know really well going home. Elder Corbin
leaves in February! Elder Chan is already gone. I'm realizing even
more now that I'm not a new missionary any more even though I still
feel like one.

The past year has been full of so many memorble experiences. A lot has
happened since leaving home. A lot of my priorities and attitudes have
shifted. I feel like a totally different person. My personality....Is
still pretty much the same. haha but that's o.k. The gospel is
designed to make turn you into the Very best YOU that you can be.

Thanks for all of the love and support over the past year. I'm looking
forward to another year full of experiences. Who knows what is in
store? Love you all!

Love Elder Ford

1. Elder Reali eating African food
2. Elder Adair ripped his trousers. so funny.
3. Elder Reali every morning. haha.


Hey Everyone,

Another good week in Blackburn. We saw a lot of miracles in just a few
short days! Naomi and Macauley were confirmed on Sunday (Such a
relief!). Elder Reali did Naomi's confirmation and he did it in
perfect English. He is gaining more and more confidence everyday.

Steve and Naomi are doing great. Steve was interviewed for the
Priesthood and will get it next sunday. Naomi was asked at church if
she'd feel comfortable teaching the lessons in Relief Society
sometimes! They're so solid. On Saturday we went on a Temple Tour with
them and Brother Cook from the Chorley High Council. They loved it.
They got first class treatment. President Walker gave them a personal
tour of the MTC (They really loved that) and the two kids kept asking
when they can go on missions. We also got special permission to go on
the temple grounds because brother cook knows the security people
there(Since it was closed). It was such an amazing experience, Steve
keeps asking me all these questions about the temple that he knows I
can't answer, like "now that I'm a member of the club do I get to know
more about it" haha. All I say is "In time". They're looking forward
to going there in a year.

We saw some other really good miracles. On suday a former member of
the Bishopric and his wife, the old Relief society president came to
church for the first time in 9 months. We're trying to see them
regularly. They'll be a great strength to the ward.

Umesh also passed the Sacrament for the first time on Sunday! He was
pretty excited. Ian( an less-active we taught) got up a bore such a
strong testimony, one of the strongest i've heard in awhile. So many
good things are happening.

Now we're looking for more people to teach. All of our investigators
have been Baptized! Not a bad thing though. If any one knows any one
in Blackburn, let me know. I actualy met someone on the street the
other day who lived in Orem for 24 years. That was a pretty weird
experience. He was like "are you mormons? I love Mormons!" haha. Small
world. You could tell he lived in happy valley. haha.

I'm looking forward to this new year of missionary work. The last one
was so good. I had so many experiences and have met so many people
that have changed my life forever. Who knows what this next year will
hold. Thank you for all the love, support, and prayers. I FEEL THEM! I
love you all!

Love Elder Ford

1. Elder Reali. waiting at a random train stop trying to catch a train
to get home on time because we missed our bus.
2. at the temple. It just looks right doesn't it?
3. At the temlpe!



Happy new year! It was so good to speak to everyone on Christmas eve.
All the kids are getting huge. It's amazing how so much changes in a
year but everything stays the same at the same time. The vanilla coke
stunt you pulled was pretty lame. haha.

A lot has happened over this last week and a half. First thing, we got
transfer calls this weekend. I'll be staying in Blackburn for at least
another 6 weeks with Elder Reali. Elder Adair and Elder Kunzler are
staying as well so no changes in Blackburn this time. Pretty much
everyone in the zone stayed. It was a pretty uneventful transfer call.
This next transfer should be a good one though.

On Saturday we had the baptisms of Steve, Naomi, and Maucaley. It was
so good! It was the most spiritual baptismal service i've ever been
to. It's not often that a family decides to join together. They showed
up about an hour early to get ready and we had a nice chance to talk.
They brought me a little surprise as well. I told them about the
little Vanilla coke trick you did and they remembered me saying that
it was my favorite drink. They found one and brought it to me at the
baptism! Made the day even more sweet!

The baptism went relatively smooth. No last minute things, except i
forgot to bring an extra white shirt so I was soaked for the rest of
the day after I got changed haha. I baptized Steve and Macauley and a
member baptized Naomi. After the baptism Steve got up and bore his
testimony. It was amazing jsut sitting there and listening to him. He
was confirmed after the baptism as well because he had to wrok the
next day. Naomi and Macauley were supposed to be confirmed on Sunday
but one of the daughters got realyl sick so they couldn't make it.
They'll get confirmed next sunday. Now they're members i'm asking
myself, "Well, now what?" let's go find some more families!

I did get a very special expereince on Sunday though. Umesh, (someone
who we taught and baptized a month ago) and Ian (a less active who we
were able to find) got the Aaronic Priesthood. It was so good. Elder
Adair ordained Ian, and I ordained Umesh. They were both so happy.
Steve will probably get teh priesthood next week as well.

Over the Christmas period we did a lot of fun things. December 24, 25,
26, and the 31, as well as New Years Day we didn't do any proselyting.
They try and keep us off the streets those days. They celebbrate a bit
differently here. Maybe it's not that different though, just a lot
more beer. haha. We were allowed to watch family movies and even
played approved video games. It was pretty weird. We ate a lot of
sugar as well. I probably have gained 10 pounds in the last two
weeks... so much chocolate. Elder Reali has said some funny things
too. He's working on his English really hard but he says some funny
things sometimes. He kept getting the word "Treasure" and "Trousers"
mixed up. He kept asking everyone if we could watch "National
Trousers". haha pretty funny. We watched all of the Santa clause films
and watched prince of Egypt. That might be a new favorite for me. It
proved to me that you can feel the spirit even when watching cartoons.

Well everything is great here. Just trying to work hard and enjoy
every minute(They seems to be going pretty quick) Thanks for all the
support. LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Love Elder Ford

1) Me, Ian, Elder Adair, Umesh. Just after being ordained
2) The whole family! Steve, Naomi, Macauley, Josh, Erin, and Neve
3) Playing Fifa 2012


More pictures

1. Christmas morning
2. Elder Cai before leaving for home
3. Elder Francis before leaving home


Hello everyone!

This week has been a week full of miracles. So many good things are
starting to happen. The work is moving like crazy!

I don't know if you remember, but a few weeks ago we were teaching a
family. Steve and Naomi. Well they kind of fell of the map for a
little while. We weren't able to go and teach them for a long time.
They are the ones who reffered themselves on Well, on
tuesday we finnaly were able to teach them with our Bishop. It was
amazing. We found out that she had been diagnosed with Lupis(still not
sure exactly what it is) and that's why we haven't been able to get a
hold of them. The lesson went great. They are rock solid for baptism
on Dec. 29! Steve will baptise his 8 yr old son a few weeks later as
well when he gets the priesthood. They are a miracle family. When we
walked out of the lesson our bishop said, "Elder Ford, I'm really
happy". "why is that" I said. " I just found my replacement." He is
convinced that Steve is going to be the next Bishop. They are suh a
great family. Naomi brought their 4 kids to church on sunday(8, 7, 2,
8 months) and they loved it. Steve hd work but will be coming every
week starting next.

It's seriously amazing how prepared they are. Bishop already committed
them to be sealed in the temple next December! They are making all
kinds of comments as well, like they want me to write them when I
leave the area, and they want to come to my wedding. haha.

Our other family that we are teaching is doing great as well(Dan and
Naomi). We've been super blessed to be teaching both families. It's
weird because the are the first 2 families that i've taught in my
entire mission. It's pretty lucky.

I also got the news that Brianne was pregnant! what?! haha. I was
pretty shocked even though I expected it a lot sooner. I'm happy for
them though. They're starting to get a pretty good line-up. haha.

Thigns are good with Elder Reali are good. I'm learning how to be
extremelly patient. haha. His English is improving loads though. He'll
be a great missionary.

We've got some exciting things coming up. Christmas party for our zone
at the mission home on Friday. We'll probably go to the temple grounds
sometime with Steve and Naomi and teach them a lesson there. We're
having a combined FHE with Bishop's and Steve and Naomi's family
tonight. It's an extremelly bust time of the year. Plus Christmas is
just round the corner. I'll probably be Skyping sometime on christmas
eve. Sometime between 4-8 in the evening here. not sure what time that
would be there. I'm looking forward to it though.

Well thank you for everything. Make sure to pray for all of our
investigators. They need the extra blessings. Talk to you next week.
Love you!

Love Elder Ford

Hello everyone!

It's been a really busy great week. There has been a lot going on.

Monday Evening we did a Family Home Evening with Steve, Naomi and
there family and Bishop Pattenden and their family. It was a huge
success. There families are perfect for each other. each with 4 kids
around the same age. Steve and Naomi continue to be the greatest
miracle i've seen so far on my mission.

They're both still solid for the 29th and there oldest son macauly has
decided that he wants to be baptized with mom and dad instead of
waiting. When we teach them sometimes I forget that they haven't been
members all their lives. They just act like Mormons! They took a trip
to the temple by themselves this last week just to see what it was
like! We're planning on taking them up there tuesday or wednesday for
a proper tour. It's pretty exciting. We're getting down to crunch time
with them.We have less than two weeks(plus the hollidays) and we still
need to teach them loads of stuff. Pray that our schedules work out!

We had our zone Christmas party at the mission home friday. We had to
wake up super early to catch our train. It was almost three hours
total travel to get there. It was pretty fun though. We had a big
christmas meal(Sister Preston is an amazing cook) and we watched a
movie(The Emma Smith story). We also did so lame skits. haha. damaged
my pride a bit but it was good for me I guess. We did a White Elephant
gift exchange as well. I ended up with an old, beaten up foreign
dictionary. Pretty lame. I can't complain though because whoever ended
up with the gift I brought got a dog toy. haha.

At the Christmas party there were a few of the missionaries who were
going home. They were all missionaries I knew very well. It was pretty
sad. It also freaked me out because they are only a year ahead of me.
They came out January 2011. Time is flying.

I'm looking forward to Christmas coming up. we're planning on spending
most of it with members. We won't be proselyting the 24,25, or the 26
of december. Also new years eve and new years day. I'll be skyping
Christmas eve at 7 in the evening, english time. Hopefully everyone
can make it. It's hard to believe it was 6 months ago since we last

I was able to learn some great things from my study this week. I want
to share it. I was studying about Pre-earth life and the war in
heaven. I read this in Revelation 12.

 7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against
the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

 8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

 9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out
into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

 10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation,
and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ:
for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them
before our God day and night.

There were only two sides. You were either for god our against him.
Each of us chose to be on God's side. The battle on earth has already
been decided. We all know who is going to win. Why do so many of us
spend so much time trying to decide which jersey to put on. it goes on
to say this in the next verse.

 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of
their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Everyone at one point had a testimony. Everyone once fought for
Christ. It's our job to rediscover it in ourselves and to help others
do the same.

Love you all so much. See You next week!

Love Elder Ford
Dec 3, 2012

Hey everyone,

This week has been a good one. It's not every week there is two
baptisms happening. The Baptisms of Umesh and Judith went great.

Not sure really were to start. This week was one of those weeks were I
really have no idea what happened. We're seeing some really good
things happening in Blackburn. Now that we have four Elders we're able
to do a lot more work. President Preston also gave us and the ward a
challenge. He said that if we can baptize 4 more people by the end of
the year, he'll put a set of sister missionaries in next transfer. Our
bishop was super excited about that. He said we love the Elders but
it's just not the same. haha. We've got a lot of work to do.

We're teaching some really good people. One of our families, Dan &
Naomi are doing really well. We were able to teach them this week with
our Bishop. Dan came to church on Sunday and brought his 5 year old
daughter. She loved primary! we're hoping to get the whole family
there next Sunday.

We had our temple zone conference and a Holiday meal as well. I wish
we could go to the temple more as missionaries. It such a great place.
We ate a thanksgiving meal in the cafeteria after. It was a nice
re-charge. I've been getting pretty stressed lately. I've got a lot
more to worry about now.

Everyone here is getting really excited for Christmas. It's still not
as big as in America though. We do holidays right. haha. I've been
telling everyone how dad always makes our house look like Clark
Griswald's from Christmas Vacation. haha. We're waiting for our
packages to come so we can put them under our mini-tree!

Elder Reali is doing great. The English is coming along. I've decided
I don't want to be an English teacher though. He'll ask me why you say
things a certain way and I can't explain it. Being with a new
missionary we do a lot more study. We have an extra hour for companion
study and an extra hour of language study. We're studying A LOT. It's
helping him a lot though.

Nothing else really has been going on. haha. I don't remember this
week at all. I can't believe mom got a grand piano though. I'd rather
have cable t.v or a hot tub. pretty lame. Better keep the kids far
away from it though. She'll be ruthless in protecting it. haha.(love
you mom)

Things are good here. Working hard and I can't believe it's already
December! Time flies. Love you all and I hope you have a good week!

Love Elder Ford

1. Umesh
2. Judith
3. Fish head (African Food)
4. elder Adiar and I at the temple, facebook style.