Hello everybody!

The word of this week has been patience! I feel kind of like Sesame
Street in choosing a word of the week, but it is something I have been
doing for the last two weeks. Anyways, Elder Stubbs and I are
patiently walking/running the streets of Lancaster, speaking to
everybody, looking for those who will listen. Although we weren’t able
to teach many, we did have many miracles, one of which I wish to share
with you.

We had planned to go down to a small part of our area where we were
sure that missionaries hadn’t been for several transfers. It is a
quaint little village on the coast of Morecambe Bay. We were about to
not go there, but we had made the decision that we should stick to our
plans. As we walked down the small road, we stopped two women who were
talking on the street. One of them exclaimed “I know who you are!” We
were taken aback, and thought she might have been thinking of
Jehovah’s Witnesses, so we asked her who she thought we were. She said
“Latter-day Saints!” She then ended her conversation with the woman
she was talking to and told us to come with her. “I must show you
around the village!” She then proceeded to take us up to a really old
church on a hill established by St. Patrick and then took us to her
house. She had met sister missionaries 15 years ago in Wiggin one
rainy night and invited them in for herbal tea. She befriended them
and still kept in good contact with them and had even been over to
Price, Utah to visit one of them. She had never joined the Church, but
knew all about it. We ended up talking to her for 30 minutes in her
front yard (she already knew we couldn’t come inside) and she gave us
herbal tea, even though it was a hot day. She had been very ill for
the past few weeks and had been sad because it had stopped her from
volunteering. She said that she was going in for an operation, and
that us coming gave her strength and made her day. I know that God
placed us there to do that, and that we were instruments in the Lord’s
hands.

We went to Lancaster Castle today. It was a bit of a downer, we
couldn’t take pictures because it’s a working courthouse, but it was
cool nonetheless. They have several places within it where you can see
the stronghold that it once was. Also, we got to see some of the
courts that look ancient but are still in use today. By the way, we
got to see one of the barristers (judges) and they do still wear wigs!
Take that America.

Well, I must get going,
Elder Beard

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About elderjustin

I am currently serving in the England, Manchester Mission as an LDS mission. This blog will be updated with my emails every once in a while.
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