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.