Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Meeting the New Family Member.

Whilst on Skype, Elder Meyer was able to see his sister Rachel's pregnant belly for the first time. He still can't believe it and that he will be an uncle in only a short few months. Just in time for him to come home to!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Reunited with Elder McDonald.

So I am in Galway now. It is a great place in Ireland. Our flat is great! We share it with two other missionaries, so there are two sets of missionaries here. This is the first time during my mission that there has been the four of us together. It is great, I love it. It is so much fun as we get to hang out with them during lunch, dinner and at night.

My new companion is Elder McDonald. He is in my group and he was my MTC (Missionary Training Centre) companion, which is quite funny. It is great to be with him again. I love him!

There is also a senior couple in Galway. There names are Elder and Sister Wilson. They are from Canada and Elder Wilson is the branch president.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

New Flat, New Address.

(A Snapshot of Elder Meyer's new flat, taken from Google Maps)

Elder Meyer's new address in Galway is:

12B Hybrasil Ct
Galway, Ireland.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Elder Meyer is moving to... GALWAY, IRELAND.

I bet you are all wondering what happened with moves for me!

Well I am leaving... and I will be going to Galway, Ireland. I think its on the west side of Ireland. It is funny because my new companion is Elder McDonald. He is in my group, and he was my MTC companion. So that will be fun to be with him again. I am excited to go to Galway too, it should be a fun. 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Will I Stay? Will I Go?

I am loving it here in Terenure! We have moves call next Sunday so next Monday I will be letting you know either if I will be leaving or staying in Terenure. I think one of us will be moving because we have been together for 3 moves now.. so I think one of us will be leaving which is going to be sad! I have loved serving with Elder Rollins. He is a great missionary, I love him and we have gained such a great friendship with each other. I will miss his companionship!

Celebrating Thanksgiving.

This week we celebrated thanksgiving. We were over at a members home for the occasion.  We had turkey and mash potatoes, and some pie as well. Not pumpkin pie though, but we did have some pumpkin pie given to us by the senior couple in Dublin, they were nice in giving it to us, I haven't eaten my piece yet. Yesterday at a members home we had some pumpkin pie for desert it was really good, I would love to come back to Australia and celebrate thanksgiving, it is a great time of the year a great day of the year. 

Just to get us all in the Spirit of Thanksgiving, here is a little video on what the general public in New York are thankful for. Now, what are you thankful for?

Monday, 25 November 2013

Zone Conference in Dublin.

It has been a good week for me and Elder Rollins. We had a zone conference last Thursday, it was a good day. We were able to receive some training from our leaders and the mission president. I was able to learn of things that I can do to improve our areas and also what I can do myself to be the best in this work. This will help us to really find those people that are prepared for baptism. So it was a good day. 

Monday, 28 October 2013

Where in the World...?

(A snapshot of Elder Meyer's flat in Terenure, taken from Google Maps)

Well I am emailing you from Dublin!

We had our moves call and I am staying in Terenure with Elder Rollins.

We are together again which is good! I am happy that I am staying. I will be able to get to know the members a wee bit more. So we are both happy that we are both staying together we already know each other and we will be able to go out and continue to do our best in this area.

I am grateful that the lord still wants me here in Terenure. Everything is going well, I am happy with everything. It is going to a great moves! We are going to see some success! I can feel it.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Happy Birthday Elder Meyer!

Snippet from Elder Meyer's email on October 21st, 2013:

Thank you all so much for all the birthday wishes! I had a good day. Being Sunday, it was nice to be at church although it did just seem like any other day on a mission. There was a 'munch and mingle' after church. One of the sister missionaries told the ward mission leader that it was my birthday and the ward mission leader told everyone so the whole ward sang 'happy birthday' to me, so that was good of them to do that.

But I got the package, thank you for that! I really liked what I got. I loved the video that you sent. It seemed a wee bit loud and my companion and other missionaries heard it. I still love how Sarah's always stands out. I love it. So it was a good day, we saw a member and tried by some people, and had dinner at the flat.

And just because we love you and didn't forget to celebrate Elder Meyer's Birthday here at home.

Monday, 7 October 2013

I love this Gospel.

Snippet from Elder Meyer's email on 7th October 2013:

To top off the week, we watched General Conference on the weekend. We watched some live sessions which were good. I love general conference. I loved learning from our beloved prophet and apostles who lead and guide us in these latter days. The messages were good to hear. I hope you all go and watch General Conference and learn something from our prophet and apostles. It is so great that we have a prophet on this earth, who leads and guides the church and that he stands in for Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. And that he recieves revelation to know exactly what Heavenly Father's children need to do in this life to be able to get back into Him and Jesus Christ's presence. This gospel is so great! I love it so much.

I learnt about Faith in my personal study this morning and I realised that faith is so important and that we need to have that faith in Jesus Christ, and along with repentance, and baptism and recieving the gift of the holy ghost and enduring to the end, we will be able to recieve salvation in the life to come. We are still working with our investigators and trying our best to help them progress. We gave a priesthood blessing to a non-member. We told her about a blessing and we gave her one. It was a great experience and it is great that I have the priesthood and am worthy to use it.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Bad Week turned Good.

Snippet from Elder Meyer's email on 23/09/13:

So it wasn't the best week at the beginning. We had been trying by some people that were interested in the Gospel but we couldn't get a hold of them. We knocked on some doors instead and were getting a lot of rejections. I was getting a wee bit frustrated at this and the fact that my speech hasn't been the best lately with all that I stutter with. So we were walking along the street and Elder Rollins said that I should stop this person that was coming towards us as she needs the Gospel in her life. So I grudgingly thought ok and stopped her. Her name is Leah and she is from Boston in America. She is a nice girl and listened to what we had to say. She liked what she was hearing, so we gave her a Book of Mormon and made a return appointment for Saturday.

We went and saw you on Saturday and she had some questions that we tried our best to answer for her. She really enjoyed the lesson and we could all feel of the spirit. Since then, she has come to church and loved it. So we have found another who is interested in the Gospel which really brightened up the week!

Monday, 16 September 2013

Promoted to Senior?

So I know you are all wondering what happened with moves call...

Well, I will be staying with Elder Rollins in Terenure. I am going to be the Senior Companion. (A senior companian is responsible for making the decisions prompted by the Holy Spirit regarding the companionship). I am happy about that as I love Elder Rollins. He is great to be around and He has such a great personality. I love him.

Sometimes I was a little jealous that Elder Gill, my other companion in our 'three-way' companionship, gets to go home. But then I realise that it will be my turn soon. That time will eventually come and I need to focus on my mission and not get distracted. And by doing this, I will continue to love my mission and love the people here in the Scotland and Ireland mission.

It is sometimes weird being back in a two-some again. It seemed like even though it wasn't for very long, I forgot what it was like. But it will be alright. I am with someone that I like and we get along well with each other.

So here's to another great moves with Elder Rollins.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Families are Forever.

A short testimony from Elder Meyer on Families: (02/09/13)

I feel at peace when I read your emails and that I will be able to be there for you all, even though I am miles and miles away. I will always be there for my family, I love my family so so much, and if there is any help needed I will always be there for everyone. How great it is to have the gospel in our lives!I think that having the gospel in our lives has helped our family come so much closer together and that we are all unified. I am so happy that I am able to be with my family for eternity. I really love that, and that after this life there will be more and it won't just end there after we die. It will be just the beginning! I love the gospel so much. I treasure it so much, and being out on my mission makes me realise how this gospel is so important. I want to be active my whole life and continue to do my missionary work throughout my life.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Famous for My Tim Tam Slams.

Whilst Elder Meyer has been away, he has introduced many of his companians to the famous Australian Tim Tam slam. None of them can resist as Elder Meyer is constantly asking for more to be sent over. Between these delicious treats and the fudgy-wudgy chocolate chip cookies he makes, who wouldn't want to be Elder Meyer's companion? Seriously.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Multicultural Dublin

It is a really interesting place here in Dublin. There are lots of foreigners as I have met some people that are from Africa, Romania, Brazil, Latvia, America and lots of other countries. It's interesting. It seems like a really good area. I think I am going to enjoy it here. The ward is a wee bit smaller than Liff, and Lisburn. There are some foreigners in the ward as well, which is good to get to know them and where they come from and all that.

The past few days I have been getting to know about the area and seeing some of the people we are going to teach. There are some Africans, we also teach a guy from Brazil named Guilherme. In this area, because there are lots of people from different countries, there is a member in the ward that puts on Free English classes so people can come and learn English for free. This has been a great teaching tool as we can talk with people in Dublin city and advertise these classes. It has given us a chance to talk to more people.

Achieving Our Goals!

(A family in Dublin we have been teaching)

This week was a busy week doing the Lord's work. President Brown spoke with Elder Gill and set a challenge with him to get 20 joint teachers to an investigators lesson. So that means 20 members present in the lesson to an investigator. So after setting that goal this past week, we were able to do 21 member present lessons! We achieved our goal and we were able to do an extra one! It has been such a good week going on splits with the members of the Terenure Ward. They are excellent at having members come out with us to teach. This is the first area that people have been really willing to come out with us. In my other areas, not a whole lot of members would come out to teach with us. So that has been a blessing! And the lessons I feel we taught were solid lessons. They were not wasted. I have just felt the spirit so much this week! I love doing thy work!

New Companions, Elder Gill and Elder Rollins.

From Left to Right: Elder Rollins, Elder Gill and I.
My companions names are Elder Gill and Elder Rollins. Elder Gill is from England, from Newcastle in England. He was my zone leader in Belfast, so I knew him from before. Elder Gill is funny, he is cheeky sometimes. Elder Rollins and I will be killing of Elder Gill as this is his last transfer and he goes home at the end of the six weeks, so I am killing off another missionary. Elder Rollins, he is from Colorado and he has been out 6 months on his mission. Elder Rollins is a nice missionary, he is sensible.
From Left to Right: Elder Rollins, Elder Gill and I.

It seems very different in a trio with 2 other companions. I have to get use to it as we have only been together for a few days so it's just the starting stages. I will have to get used to the new area also, but I think after a while it will be fine and I will love it just like everywhere else I have served.


The Republic of IRELAND.
Elder Meyer has recently been transferred to an area called Terenure in Dublin, Ireland. So to recapture his travels thus far, refer to the following map. He has served in a total of three areas, each within a new country. This means Elder Meyer has been to all three countries included in his mission area. 

Now I know you are all wondering what happened with moves call. Well Elder Burt is staying and he will be training a new missionary whilst I will be moving. I am moving to a place called Terenure, in Ireland. It is near Dublin. So I am going to the Republic of Ireland! I am excited to serve there. I will be serving in a trio this time, so with 2 other missionaries. One is Elder Gill, who I know. He was my zone leader in Belfast. He is from England. The other missionary's name is Elder Rollins. I don't know much about him as he might be recently new on his mission. So I am happy I am going there, but I am sad that I am leaving this area of Dundee. I have enjoyed this area and I am going to miss it, but I can't wait to come back after my mission and see it all again. I hate the fact that I have to pack now and I only have 2 days till I move. I want to go say goodbye to people as well, so it is going to be a busy 2 days doing all that.

Hump Day

That's right, Elder Meyer is well over half way through his time in the Scotland Ireland mission. So to celebrate we took a camel ride around the outback of Australia, and will send photos to Elder Meyer, along with this message.

By Cheryl K. Carpenter 
As you come to the one-year mark of your mission, I am sending you this camel to remind you how far you have come, and where you are going. There are many similar characteristics of a great missionary and a camel. 
The first is the "hump". Yes, you have crossed the mark and now are over the hump of the first year. But remember the hump of a camel is used to store food for the long journey. Camels can go for long periods of time without food, but he must store his food in his hump. A Missionary has learned from so many experiences, but a wise Missionary will store the knowledge he has gained, and put it to greater use the second half of his mission. 
Another important symbol, is what the camel does to be prepared to carry his load for his Master. A camel sometimes protests his heavy load, but he drops to knees for his Master, and once started, he patiently carries his load. As a missionary sometimes the load seems heavy and difficult to carry. But when you drop to your knees and succumb to the Master's will, he will carefully lead you and you can bear the load patiently, and do your Father in Heaven's work as he would have you do. This is why the camel's knees are heavily padded, as a Missionary, your knees are calloused from the many hours of kneeling in prayer.

The camel has high set eyes, that enable him to see long distances. A Missionary has his eyes set on higher things, he follows the Spirit that enables him to see the Children of God, those who are seeking answers, and he teaches them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 
The camel has broad, two-toed feet, that keep it from sinking in desert sand. A missionary has a broad knowledge and a firm testimony of the Gospel. This enables him to teach with boldness and stand firm in his testimony. The people you teach do not yet have the blessing of such a sure-foot, but as you teach with love and the Spirit, you will help them gain their own testimony that will help them walk on firmer ground. One that will lead them back to their Father in Heaven. 
So you see, a Missionary has a lot in common with a camel. Put this camel where you can see it often. Dedicate yourself to do as the camel does. Serve your Master well and patiently over the long journey. You have come a long way, there is still much ground to cover. Continue to move forward, serving with love, until your mission is complete and your Father in Heaven will say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

New Area, New Address.

Elder Meyer has been transferred to Dublin, Ireland and can be contacted by his new address;

134 Maltings
Bonham Street
Dublin 8
Ireland, United Kingdom

Teaching Jimmy

July 8th 2013:
We have been teaching a guy named Jimmy and he seems to be going really good. We have a date for him to be baptized and I think it will be on 21st July. So we still have a wee bit to teach him before he gets baptised then but he is going great!

July 15th 2013:
This week has been good. We have been seeing Jimmy and getting him ready for baptism which is going to be next sunday.  Jimmy is a wonderful young man, and I am happy that he has made the choice to be baptized and to be apart of thy church.  He did mention yesterday that he wants me to baptized him, so I am a wee bit nervous as it will be my first time baptizing someone, but it will be very exciting.

August 5th 2013:
Now unfortunantly we didn't have Jimmy's baptism, as something came up and he was unable to get baptised. But it's ok, I accept that. I know that he knows this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I am very grateful that I have been able to be apart of helping Jimmy draw closer to our Heavenly Father and learn and understand the gospel. The baptism might be next week instead but who knows if I will be able to be here with moves call coming up this week.

August 19th 2013:
I heard that Jimmy from my last area got baptized, and Elder Burt sent me a photo.  I am so excited to have been apart of the process of teaching Jimmy the gospel and I am so happy that he is now baptised. It would've been nice to have been able to witness it, but being in my new area, that's ok. I know there are many more opportunities ahead of me on my mission.

New Companion, Elder Burt.

Snippet from Elder Meyer's email on Monday 24th June 2013:

So I know you all might be wondering what happened with my moves call this week, well Elder O'Bagy is leaving and going home, and I am staying in Liff, Dundee for another transfer. I will be getting a new companion and he will be district leader. His name is Elder Burt. He has been out on his mission less than me I think. And he is coming from Northern Ireland. So I will get to know him when he gets here on Wednesday. So next Monday I will be able to tell you a wee bit about him. I am excited to meet another missionary and maybe another lifelong friend.

Snippet from Elder Meyer's email on Monday 1st July 2013:

I have been showing Elder Burt around Dundee. We have been seeing people, and teaching a few also. Elder Burt is a great missionary! He has a great personality. He is from Logan, Utah and has been out on his mission for 6 months. He came from Northern Ireland in a place called Omagh. He is great to work with and fun to be around. He can play a wee bit of guitar and piano. I think we are going to get along well, it's going to be a great transfer.

Summer in Scotland.

So while the weather is getting colder for you in Australia, it is finally getting warmer here in Scotland. It is so great. I love the warmer weather and it just makes me a whole lot happier. There have been some really nice days where we have enjoyed being outside. I love it. 

We even had the chance to enjoy it all in a convertible ride with my companion, Elder O'Bagy and some YSA in the Liff Ward. Here are a few photos.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Mother's Day Skype Session

I'm not entirely sure about Elder Meyer, but we had been waiting for this call for months. In fact, ever since we ended the last call on Christmas Day. This chat was extra special as it was on Mother's Day! What a wonderful gift for mum to talk to and see her boy with the amazing technology of today. Through lots of laughs, news shared and genuine family time, we were able to snap a few pictures to share with you all.

Looking happier than ever!

First family portrait in almost a year.

Elder Meyer and his companion Elder O'Bagy.

Look who it is.

And special kisses for Mother.
(The lighting is a little too bright, but pucker up Elder Meyer).

We are looking forward to the next time we get to set up Elder Meyers face on the big screen. 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Hi, I'm Jared Meyer and I'm a Mormon.

As part of the new advertising campaign in the UK, all of the missionaries in the area created a 'I'm a Mormon' profile. You can view Elder Meyer's online profile by clicking on this link or reading below.

About Me

I am an Aussie, who loves to dance Hip Hop, I am the eldest boy in my family of 6 Kids. I have a brain injury that I have been able to deal with, I have had trouble but I have been able to just try my best and do what I can do. I have a loving LDS family who love to live the gospel. I have done studies in Hospitality, and worked in Hospitality, I would love to sing, dance and act. I am currently serving a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I am serving in the Scotland/Ireland Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason why I am a Mormon is that I have been able to find out for myself that it is true, having this faith in my life has brought me so much happiness, and it is great to be apart of this religion. I am so grateful that I have this gospel in my life, it is hard sometimes to endure but I am grateful for the gift of the atonement that we have, and that we can repent of our mistakes that we have done and I know that everyone is not perfert and through Jesus Christ's coming to this earth and sacrifice for our lives and we can be saved and return back to heavenly father, and I know I want to return back to my heavenly father and by having this gospel in my life will get me back to heavenly father, and I just love it.

How I live my faith

I love The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and by having a great faith in this church, it has brought me a lot of happiness, During my youth I have been able to work with the youth and have a leadership role which I have enjoyed and been able to help out people. I have been able to read the scriptures, and pray and that has made my faih grow, I am so grateful for the faith I have and the way I have lived my life it has been great.

I will be "Killing Him Off"

I know that you are all wondering what has happened with moves call this week...

Well, I am staying in this area. My companion Elder O'Bagy is staying with me for the last transfer of his mission. I will be "killing him off"... as they say in the mission field. This just means he will be finishing his life here in the mission and head back home to America at the end of this transfer. Elder O'Bagy will be the first companion I serve with for a total of 3 transfers. I am really happy about this decision that Heavenly Father has made. It is the right thing for us. Elder O'Bagy is so so so so happy also. He loves this area and loves me as a companion  So all in all, we are pretty excited for the next transfer together.

Flat and Neighbourhood in Dundee, Scotland.

So, once again, we stalked down Elder Meyer's 'not-so-new-anymore' address on google maps and have pictures of his flat in the Liff Ward, Dundee, Scotland.

And here are some photos that Elder Meyer sent through of around the neighbourhood. Gives us just a glimpse of what it's like in Dundee Scotland.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Because Elder Meyer moved away from Ireland just before St. Patrick's Day and may not get to celebrate it in Scotland, we decided to have a little fun dressing up in green for him. 


Monday, 11 March 2013

New Companion, Elder O'Bagy

So I made it. I am here in Dundee, Scotland. I am serving in a ward called Liff with my new companion Elder O'Bagy. I travelled over with some other missionaries. We caught the ferry over, which was good. I have been feeling pretty nervous lately. I am trying to get used to this new area and my new companion, which seems like a lot at once. It's like a double wammie. Kind of like when I first arrived in Ireland from the MTC. The past couple of days have been hard. I miss Lisburn and everyone there! But I am sure everything with work out and settle down soon.

My companion Elder O'Bagy seems nice. He is very talkative, funny, and loud. Which I will need to get used to because then there is me who is the quiet and shy person. Elder O'Bagy has 4 months left on his mission so he goes home in June! So far, I think the members are great here in Liff Ward. They seem really nice. I am excited to get to know them. And I do love the Scottish accent!! It is so cool.

So in my new area, I have already participated in a confirmation, where someone just got baptised right before I moved into the area. We took the sacrament to a member in the hospital, where we then came back later to give the lady a blessing. It was a great experience!

Here is a picture of Elder O'Bagy and I, just being us. Hope you enjoy!

Friday, 8 March 2013

New Mailing Address!

Because Elder Meyer has now started the Lord's work in Scotland, he has a new mailing address. 

If you'd like to write him a letter, send it to:

1 Cox Street
Dundee DD39HA
United Kingdom

To contact the mission home, that is still that same.

No excuses now, so grab that pen and paper..
And start writing!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013



This week is transfers (moves), and Elder Meyer has been called to serve in Scotland, in a town called Dundee, just north of the capital Edinburgh.

"I know you all are wondering what happened with moves. Well, I will be moving to Scotland! I will be serving in a place called Dundee. Ahh, I have mixed feelings right now. I am excited to be going to a new area and going to Scotland but then at the same time I am definitely going to miss it here in Lisburn. I have come to love this area and love the ward members! Yesterday at church, I got a couple of photos with some of the families and everyone wished me luck. I will be leaving this Wednesday and travelling over on the ferry to Scotland. My new companions name is Elder O'Bagy. I don't know much about him, but I have heard that he has been out the same amount of time as Elder O'Rourke, so like a year and a half. I hear he is very talkative and funny. So hopefully everything works out with us. "

"Tonight Elder White and I will be going out to dinner with the young men which will be fun, spending my last moments with them. I was telling most people yesterday that I am defiantly coming back to Lisburn, I WILL BE BACK, hahaha. I am excited to show you guys around Scotland and Ireland one day after my mission. It is going to be great, you guys are going to love it. So yeah I am moving on, going onto Scotland. I love the Scottish accent! I have heard it is hard to understand, but after a while I might get used to it. Maybe it will be like learning a new language. I'm sure it will be very different to the Northern Ireland accent. Well, I have enjoyed serving with Elder White. He is a great missionary, I love him. We have had some great times together which I will always remember. So Elder White will be training a new missionary in Lisburn. I am excited for him, he will make a great trainer."

"I am grateful for all the friends that I am making on my mission and for the fact that after my mission, I will be able to go see them and hang out with them all. I am excited for the friendships that I have made. It is wonderful. Anyways, I better go and get myself packed and enjoy the last days in Lisburn."

Friday, 15 February 2013

Book of Mormon Challenge

A few snippets from Elder Meyers email sent February 11th 2013:

"Well it's been a good week for me! We had splits with the assistants. They came into our area! We spent a couple of hours trying to talk with people on the street. I was feeling really confident, I was able to talk to people. So I know that I can do it! I know I can talk to people. Sometimes I feel like I can't, but I just proved to myself that I can do it, and as a result we have a couple of potentials! So hopefully something comes out of that. 

We saw the Vients again this week. We talked with them and tried to answer some more questions, along with the Restoration DVD. I love that DVD. This week we also had another splits with 2 people in our ward. I went with the ward mission leader and Elder White went with another brother.  Brother Harkness and myself didn't have much success.  But it was fun to get to know the Mission Leader more.

I have been reading the Book of Mormon during my personal study time in the morning and I love it. I feel like I understand it more. I always pray that the Holy Spirit may teach me something and its been going well. I am reading 1 Nephi 20. I read some of this chapter this morning but I had to go back and read it again to compare Isaiah. But I love reading the Book of Mormon! It's good. Also I love that you mentioned on the voice recording that some of the family are reading it too, start to finish. That makes me happy! Keep going, you can all do it. I would love to hear from anyone if they would like to share what they have learnt with me. This is my challenge to you all. Read it and love it."

The Flat, in the Dead of Winter.

Here are a few photos sent through from Elder Meyer.

Just a taste for what the evenings look like at his flat on the other side of the world.
A little eerie, I think.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Going on 8 Months in Lisburn.

Transfer #5.

"I am still here in my first area and by the end on this transfer it will be like 8 months, like dad. He said he served 8 months in his first area so it will be the same haha. Elder O'Rourke has moved to the Limerick Zone once more, where he served the first 10 and 1/2 months of his mission. I am excited to serve with my new companion and see what he is like and get to know him more. But it is quite sad that Elder O'Rourke left but I will see him again, we got on really well... I liked him. Oh well we have to move on and get other companions.. it will be another friend I can keep in touch with and be friends with forever.

So my new companion is Elder White, who seems to be a really good, obedient missionary. I am excited to get to know him more and add him to my friends list haha, someone to go visit after my mission. He has been on his mission 5 months so less than me. He is from Riverton, Utah just next to Herriman where the Cranes live. He likes the outdoors like horse riding, boating, fishing. I am excited to get to know him more. I will send a photo of us to show you what he looks like."

All in all, I am happy I am still in Lisburn. This transfer will be a bit longer, it will be 8 weeks so I will be with Elder White for about 2 months. This is because in the next transfer all the new, younger missionaries come. The ones who have decided to come early since the age change for missions. So that should be good! I think we have 12 sisters coming into our mission and there are a lot going home as well I think. So I wonder what is going to happen next transfer with me. But I will have to wait and see where the lord wants me."

Best Christmas Present Ever.

So, Christmas Day for Elder Meyer. He didn't have too much to say but this is what we heard.

"It has been a good Christmas here in Ireland. We went to 3 member families throughout the day. They were the Currans, the Jacksons and the Quirkes. It was interesting, we got to talk to the Jackon's son who is also on a mission. But the best christmas present would definitely have been talking to you all on Skype. That was fun!"

So at around 9pm (Australian time) on Christmas Day, which was 10am in Lisburn, we set up the Skype on the big screen at our end while Elder Meyer used the technology available to him in the members home he was at for the morning. The connection was a little delayed and shaky, so we decided to keep the video of Skype but mute the sound and use the phone for better sound. But with these little difficulties, it was so amazing to have such incredible technology to do this. It was like he was sitting with us in the living room.

To be honest, coming away from the call, we didn't really know anything more about Elder Meyer and his experiences in the mission field, but it was just reassuring to see him happy and having fun (as you can see in the photos). We can tell he is loving his time overseas just being himself with those new faces he gets to meet and spend his time with.