Dear Friends and Family,
Well in answer to a couple of questions last week about the Manor that I visited last week. The manor is really old and is on a ton of land. It is very nice on the inside but it is also kind of worn down if I am being honest. There is a taxidermy animal collection that is just nasty. Not that the animals aren't cool but they are old and falling apart. Only the third Batman movie The Dark Night Rises was made there and they only used the grounds and one room to film in. But is was fun to get out and see the sights of England. I guess my favorite part about the day was playing American football afterwards. We had a nice four on four side match that was very fun on the wet grass.
More about our recent investigator. She is from Nigeria and is about 25 and attends the University. She does not have any family in England with her that we have seen or heard of but she has many friends.
Tender Mercy for the week was the High Councils talk in Sacrament Meeting. Who would have thought that the High Council talk would be the tender mercy for the week. ha ha Below is what I learned from the talk.
Mary had a little lamb
whose fleece was white as snow.
Everywhere that Mary went
the lamb was sure to go.
It followed her to town one day
and into all the shops.
It even followed her into the butcher shop
were it was promptly made into chops. HA HA
That is how the High Councillor started his talk on Sunday. I was rolling on the ground laughing at it. He then pulled it into his talk very nicely though. So who do we follow? Are we like the lamb only following one person? Are we being driving by many? Do we trust who we are being lead by? He answered it like this. If you trust in the Prophet (President Monson) and know that He is called of God you follow him. If you follow him you will also follow the Stake President and Bishop. The High Councillor was asked to speak about the Book of Mormon and the challenge issued to our Stake, here in Derby. Our Stake President has asked that we read the Book of Mormon as a Stake everyday for a year. And in result to us being obedient, our Stake will increase in Spirituality and unity. This talk was very good and it made me think who do I follow? Sometimes it is the crowds and most of the time Christ. So we must follow Him so we are not made into chops.
This week has been a good one. The work is moving forward nicely. We taught two more people this week. It was Jim and Jess and they are on a baptism date! We started to think that we would never teach them because they would only come to church activities. Then we asked them on Saturday if they would be willing to attend Church on Sunday and they said YES! It was a very good lesson but only time will tell how it works out. Other than that Elder Jones has been sick most of the week so we didn't really get much done. But things are still good in Jolly Ol' England. We will hope and pray for an even better week coming up.
Think about Who do you Follow?
Love to you all! Love Elder Nielsen