Monday, September 24, 2012

Matthew's letter

Dear world,

It has been another excellent week in Trowbridge! Despite a few hiccups and setbacks, the work continues to move forward.

On a much more cheerful note, I was able to participate in the confirmation of Joshua as the newest member of the Ward and Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints! Incredibly exciting. He was so happy to have been baptized and to be wearing the white shirt and tie Elder von Allmen and I got him! Not only that, we had a new investigator named Charlie at church yesterday. He has had a bit of a rough life, but LOVES going to church and getting to know the members. Despite what he’s been though, he always has a smile on his face and I love that about him. We’ll be teaching him a couple of times this week and hopefully inviting him to be baptized. Awesome stuff.

My new companion (Elder Castro) and I get along great! He has been serving in the Spanish-speaking branch in London for his whole mission so speaking English is a pretty new concept for him, but we’re working on it. We have been able to do lots of finding and have several new people that we can teach. Hopefully they will come through. 

I’ll be honest, although we’ve been doing tons of finding and have been very successful in that regard, there’s nothing else that I would deem noteworthy. Let’s see… we cleaned the chapel on Saturday morning with the Ramsbottoms. We brought donuts, obviously. We “hoovered” (that’s how the Brits say vacuumed!) the entire building. Today for our P-Day we are heading up to Bath and seeing some of the sights there. Some time in the next week or two, we are going to Lacock. Apparently parts of Harry Potter were filmed there, so that will surely be awesome. Love all of you so much and simply cannot wait to hear from you! Your emails and letters really keep me going.

With love,
Elder Frederickson

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