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Monday, October 10, 2016

October 10, 2016

Hello from Dumbarton, Scotland!

This week has been awesome! We had a ton of fun! I am just going to share a quick few highlights, and then the rest of the time was pretty much spent finding! And finding is awesome!!

So most of the week we were in and around Helensburgh, which is east of Dumbarton. It is a really beautiful town and it is pretty good for finding since it has a large public square and lots of waterfront walks. So we spent most of the week there.

The best part of the week was definitely the weekend though! We went on exchanges with the Zone Leaders in Glasgow City Center. Holy cow. That was awesome! There were so many flippin people! It was great! There were occasions where I was shoulder to shoulder with people! It was so great! I was like, "Hi how are ya? Hi how are ya? Hi how are ya? Hi how are ya? and so on and so on. It was awesome! I talked to this group of people from Cork in Ireland after they were like, "Hey mormons!" So I went over and answered their questions about the church!" Basically taught the restoration and the plan of salvation and the word of wisdom and the law of chastity! So that was pretty fun! It was just an energizing day!

So many people, there are other missionaries, and there were so many cool street performers! It was so incredible! Tons of bagpipes and stuff! Drums and hipster bands! It was absolutely amazing! Well, I felt flippin’ mentally exhausted when I finally sat down at my flat that evening, but it was so worth it! They also sell Krispy Kreme donuts in the city center, so we of course, had to go for those! It was such an amazing day!

Then on Sunday, we had 5 investigators at church! It was awesome! A couple that we have met with came, and then a family in the ward brought some of their friends as well! We were talking to them and they said they really enjoyed it, so hopefully we can begin teaching them and have them come out more often! It was amazing! And then we had an awesome dinner appointment with this family in the ward, and they had mountains of food! It was so awesome! There was like 15 people at this dinner! It was so good! And then we had a good spiritual discussion about cheerfully doing all that we can do. (D&C 123:17) Just a really solid weekend! 

Something that I wanted to share from my studies is this: It is 3 Nephi 15:9
 9 Behold, I am the law, and the light. Look unto me, and endure to the end, and ye shall live; for unto him that endureth to the end will I give eternal life.

This scripture hit me this morning, and I think it perfectly sums up what we need to do in the Gospel. If we Look unto Christ, and we continually strive to come unto Him, we shall live. We shall have eternal life. Here he is referencing the children of Israel looking at the brass serpent. Because all they had to do was look, a lot of them died. They thought it was too easy and they refused to do it. But here he tells us once more, to look, and save ourselves from spiritual death. His Plan is perfect, and he will save us!
Love you all! 

-Till the Work is Done!

-Elder Mickelsen

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