Sunday, September 14, 2014

First Week in Mission

We've been here a week and are perhaps more overwhelmed than when we first arrived. There are significantly more responsibilities than we had imagined. This will definitely be a full-time job for both of us. We're still trying to figure out reliable Internet, so excuse the lack of Skype calls -- it will come I'm sure. we are living/working on the Temple grounds and they are fabulous!  The Temple is constructed on a large estate with wonderful paths, pools, gardens, benches, picnic tables. Buildings are the Manor House (where the temple presidency lives), The Lodge (where temple and Visitor's Center workers live), the Gate House (empty), and the
Accomodations Building (where temple visitors may stay. We live and work in the latter.

We attended church  today in the East Grinstead ward which is comfortable large and friendly. Lots of children, families, and missionaries. They don't need us there. It seems everyone has been to Utah and many to Logan. The couple we are replacing have been very good to us and are patient as they try to train us.  We will be moving into their flat (bigger than our current one) when they leave.  They are leaving several helpful things behind for us.  We love you and are thrilled for the chance to serve our Lord.  We love the beautiful, peaceful surroundings here although we do hear large jets and airplanes fly over us every few minutes all day and night.  Thanks for your love and prayers!


  1. Beautiful place to serve a mission. We are very happy for you and this wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  2. Great pictures! I'm so glad you get to be in a beautiful place.