Sunday, June 28, 2015

I'm Home!

Hello. Because of a certain request that I have received to not make people trunky, I will just complain to you about all the things that are bad about going home. So… On Wednesday, I woke up, and the wonderful missionary I was on exchange with assumed that I wasn't going to want to work that morning (which was pretty much right but I was going to go out anyways) and he decided to remind me that I hadn't been released yet. And then we didn't even end up going anywhere anyways because a member came to pick us up super early and take us to five guys. 

Then I went to transfer meeting and someone put a missionary with less than zero music points to make a musical number so I got to play the spirit of god while four or five Elders tried to sing along an octave too low because they also had negative music points. 

Then we stayed up all night and I won't tell you what I was doing because it was actually fun, but then we got on a plane in the morning and went to Atlanta and it took a long time. I think about seven hours. Then we got food (I won't say what restaurant we went to because you would be jealous). Then we took another super long flight. Then we went home. And I got released and finally after 48 hours of no sleep, I finally got to bed. I guess one positive thing I can say is I didn't have jet lag. I was just really tired when I got to sleep at normal utah time to sleep. 

Anyways, it wasn't really all that bad, I had a lot of fun. I am really sad to be home actually, I wish I was in England. Especially because in Utah right now it's around 33 degrees outside and in England it's closer to twenty. It's too flippin' HOT! 

Ok, have a nice week, bye!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Going to the temple in England one last time and saying goodbye to England…

Ok. So, I'm going home in a couple of days. So if you want to email me my email is going to be 

So anyways, this week was nice. We went to the temple with President Ulrich and that was wonderful. President taught us all sorts of stuff about the symbolism so that was good. Then I've mostly just said goodbye to everyone. And because there's a missionary going home from Middleton, I have been on tons of exchanges to Middleton so I get to say goodbye to lots of my friends! And I saw a few of my favourite members on Sunday and stuff so that was good. 

I'm pretty sad to be leaving England. I like it here. And I don't really get to come back for a while. But it's ok. At least I have facebook and skype and stuff so I won't really be that far away. 

 1 John 1:13-14

Elder Ferguson

Monday, June 15, 2015

I don't get an iPad, but I get to come home. Fair trade.

June 15, 2015

Oooh, the date is a chiasm.

Anyways, this week, we had a full-mission conference so they could tell us all the rules about iPads. I don't know if I mentioned this yet, but I don't get an iPad because I'm going home. That's ok, I think it's a fair trade. Haha. So I just got to listen to all of the things I can rebuke my companion for the next week, so that was fun.

In other news, we found a new investigator last Sunday, I can't remember if I mentioned that, but we taught him three or four times this week and he came to church and at first I thought that one of the other companionships had gotten emergency transferred because he looked like a missionary, so that's pretty good. He's praying about getting baptized on the 27th.

We had a fireside last night in Manchester. I went and played the piano. I did a musical number and we played homeward bound (because it's a nice song, not just because it was me and Elder V and we're both going home). I think the first time I ever tried to play it was about an hour before the fireside started and I had no musicnd we made at least one person cry, so I was pretty happy with that.

I'll tell you what's happening next week since I will probably not email for very long. On Wednesday I am going to the temple with President Ulrich and the rest of the missionaries going home. Then on Monday I'm having lunch with my favorite member (I think) and going to the mission home in Manchester for my departing interview with President Ulrich. And then I'm pretty much just going home, so that will be nice. I'm just telling you in advance because I might not have long to email before I leave for all of my stuff next week.



Elder Ferguson

Monday, June 8, 2015

The Longest Week Ever….

Longest week ever...

Not really, but it was pretty long. Because pretty much nothing happened, and then my companion got sick. So we got to sit around all day. And I made a new discovery about myself. I hate sitting down, and lying down. I only like walking. I was pacing in our flat pretty much all day, and opening all the windows so we could get lots of fresh air blowing through, and killing flies because the windows were open, and pacing, and watching Mormon messages on my companion's iPad, and pacing.

So anyways, I will tell you about our wonderful amazing day yesterday, which was pretty much the only day that anything happened this week. We had a multi-stake conference, even though we had another stake conference like a month ago, but this one was special because it was broadcasted from Scotland. And Elder Holland was there, so that was nice.

Anyways, Elder Holland talked about the Book of Mormon. I think he has a pretty powerful testimony of the Book of Mormon.  It was epic. The first speaker was a Scottish seventy. Then we had a Swedish lady. Then it was a Scottish Stake President. Then we had a sister who was about to serve a mission. Then we had Elder Texiera and his wife (I don't know how to spell their names). Then we had Elder Holland. And ALL of the talks were good. It was way nice. I would tell you about them, but you have to be a member in the UK or Ireland or some Nordic countries that I can't remember. But it was great. I have to be careful how many sarcastic understatements I make or people are going to think I'm serious.  Also, I don't really think I could retell any of their talks anywhere near the way they told them. That's the main reason I won't really explain it.

Also, when we were waiting for the bus to go to church, a young man sat down next to me and asked how he can become a missionary. I told him he has to join our church first. So he asked how he can do that. So we're seeing him tonight. I'm pretty excited. 


Elder Ferguson

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Short, but not forgotten :)

Hi sorry I didn't email yesterday my email was broken but I'm emailing now. Yesterday I went to the lake district with my favorite member ever. I will send pictures next week when I have time. We rode in a car for two hours straight going up there. It was crazy. 

Ok, anyways, I don't have very much time to email because it's lunch time right now and I haven't eaten and I have to finish soon, but I'll write a nice email next week. 2 Nephi 32:11-12

Elder Ferguson