Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Winding Up At The End of Mission

Heya everyone,
Sorry this is a very late email.... haven't gotten round to doing this because we've been traveling a lot of late haha. 
For those who don't know I'm traveling around with my folks for a few weeks and well be back the 24th of July. So now I'll recap a little of what you all missed out on :)
So my last week of the field was awesome!!! 
Monday for my last PDay we went to Dublin to be with the rest of our district to do some sports and that night I soap boxed on the streets of Dublin! 
I taught the Restoration for 20 mins and stood on an electrical box (at the time didn't know it was something that could electrocute me but I'm still alive so that's all that matters aye ;). 
Then we went on exchanges and I was with one of the trainees in our district and we taught one of their investigators the Restoration where we got her with a baptism date for this weekend. Later in the week (I think Thursday) we met with Aigbe our Nigerian friend and got him with a date for the 16 of July but it'll have to be moved now because he just missed church this last Sunday. And that was the ending of my week, I accomplished my goal to get one last person with a date and went out with a bang in finding!
Quick crazy experience! 

So my final weekend in the field I was in Belfast with 2 other elders going home and we were with the ZL's and their investigator. She suffers from seizures, about three a day, and she had two of them while we were there so we had to help her through them. 

Well after we parted with her the ZLs told us that she gets them right after finishing a prayer, hearing true doctrine such as the Priesthood, Holy Spirit., Jesus Christ, or a testimony being borne. Plus her sister practiced black magic. So we were all pretty sure she had a spirit in her. 

So for Fast Sunday I fasted for her and the elders to have the power of their blessing help her. And it worked! She didn't have a seizure all day when she has had three a day for over a year!

Reunited with my family my work is still continued though since I wasn't able to be released yet. 
I have been able to share some very spiritual experiences with several dear friends of mine with my family and for those of you who I wasn't able to visit I do apologize for us not having time. 
I had a wonderful experience to bless and dedicate my grandfathers grave who I am named after while touring and got to do it as a missionary which I had hoped to do while I was out but was expecting to fulfill it. The Lord truly blesses us if our desires are for righteous purposes.
Love you all and take care! Next week will be my final email so stay tuned....

Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

Standing where Henry Street and O'Connell Street meet, with the Spire in the background
This is the Electrical Box Elder Tarbet Soap Boxed on!
NOTES: From Mom


Located in the heart of Dublin City, O’Connell Street forms part of a grand thoroughfare created in the 18th century that runs through the centre of the capital, O’Connell Bridge, Westermoreland Street, College Green and Dame Street, terminating at City Hall and Dublin Castle.

Lined with many handsome buildings, O’Connell Street is the monumental of Dublin’s commercial streets, having been largely rebuilt in the early 20th century following extensive destruction in the struggle for Irish Independence and subsequent civil war.

O'Connell Street has often been centre-stage in Irish history, attracting the city's most prominent monuments and public art through the centuries, and formed the backdrop to one of the 1913 Dubline Lockout gatherings, the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish Civil War of 1922, the destruction of the Nelson Pillar in 1966, and many public celebrations, protests and demonstrations through the years – a role it continues to play to this day. State funeral corteges have often passed the GPO on their way to Glasnevin Cemetery, while today the street is used as the main route of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and as the setting for the 1916 Commemoration every Easter Sunday. It also serves as a major bus route artery through the city centre.
(For more information see


Henry Street is located on Dublin's Northside and is one of the two principal shopping streets of Dublin (the other being Grafton Street), running from the Spire of Dublin and the General Post Office on O’Connell Street in the east to Liffey Street in the west. At Liffey Street, the street becomes Mary Street, which continues the shopping street until it ends at crossing Capel Street, and Henry Street and Mary Street are often considered as one (and in fact form a single shopping area with their eastward continuations, beyond the Spire, North Earl Street and Talbot Street).
The street was developed by Henry Moore, Earl of Drogheda whose estate lands and developments is reflected in the street names bearing his name, Henry Street, Moore Street, Earl Street, Of Lane and Drogheda Street.
Since the 1980s, the street has been mostly pedestrianised. 33 million people visit Henry Street, home to leading department stores Arnotts and Marks & Spencer during normal shopping hours in any one year, making it Dublin's favourite shopping district. The ILAC Centre is accessed off Henry Street, with an entrance between Debenhams and Dunnes Stores. The newer Jervis Shopping Centre has its main entrance on Mary Street. The famous outdoor food market of Moore Street is just off Henry Street. (For more information see,_Dublin)



Grafton Street is one of the two principal shopping streets in Dublin city centre, the other being Henry Street. It runs from St. Stephen’s Green in the south (at the highest point of the street) to College Green in the north (to the lowest point). In 2008, Grafton Street was the fifth most expensive main shopping street in the world.
The street was named after Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Grafton, the illegitimate son of Charles II of England who owned land in the area. The street was developed from a then existing country lane by the Dawson family in 1708, after whom the parallel Dawson Street is named. 

Since the 1980s, the street has been mostly pedestrianized. Buskers, including musicians, poets and mime artists commonly perform to the shopping crowds on Grafton Street.
Mime Artists on Grafton Street
Grafton Street

Grafton Street www.wikipedia
The River Liffey, Running through Dublin


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

The Parting of the Ways!

My Parents arrived on Sunday. Can't believe it's actually the end of my mission.

Yesterday for our PDay, before completing our mission, we got to go up Pratt's Hill one more time with President and Sister Donaldson and the AP's (Assistants to the President).


 On Pratt's Hill - We Made It!

After a few of us met with Ann for lunch at the China Red.


 Tuesday, July 5, well it's finally here - D-Day!
Around 9:00 our parents, who had traveled over, started arriving at the Mission Home to pick us up!


 Elder Sorenson with His Parents

Ahh, This Feels Good!

Elder Penman and his Dad
 Elder Mulville with His Mom and Brother
Elder Tarbet with Sister Donaldson

Elder Tarbet and Elder Tullis

Elder Tarbet with Elder Sorenson

Elder Tarbet with Elder Lindsay

Elder Tarbet with Elder Haller

Elder Yip and Elder Thomson 

Elder Hansen 

"'Til the work is done"

Monday, June 27, 2016

A Brief Glimpse: The EU Referendum, June 24, 2016


A brief glimpse of the United Kingdom's EU Referendum that took place on June 24, 2016.  The people of the United Kingdom were voting whether they should remain as members of the European Union or to leave.





The reasons for and against
Those who favor leaving argue that the European Union has changed enormously over the last four decades with regard to the size and the reach of its bureaucracy, diminishing British influence and sovereignty.

Those who want to stay say that a medium-size island needs to be part of a larger bloc of like-minded countries to have real influence and security in the world, and that leaving would be economically costly.

What is the history?
The European Union began in 1951 as the European Coal and Steel Community, an effort by six nations to heal the fissures of World War II through duty-free trade. In 1957, the Treaty of Rome created the European Economic Community, or Common Market.
Britain tried to join later, but President Charles de Gaulle of France vetoed its application in 1963 and in 1967. Britain finally joined in 1973.

Is this vote final?
Yes, at least for the foreseeable future. If Britons vote to leave, there will be an initial two-year negotiation with the European Union about the terms of the divorce, which is unlikely to be amicable.
The negotiation will decide Britain’s relationship with the bloc. The major issues would surround trade. If Britain wants to remain in the European Union’s common market — the world’s largest trading bloc, with 500 million people — Brussels is expected to exact a steep price, in particular to discourage other countries from leaving.

Till The Work Is Done ...

Hello everyone.

So this last week was another depressing week in work wise but hey you get them every now and then.

We got a new friend to teach named Ibed (think that's his name, I apologize if I got the spelling wrong).

Had a lot of fall throughs again but hope to have some success this week being the last week for me in the field.

Not sure if I'll have time to email next week so just like to leave off by saying thank you to all who have stuck with me in this grand adventure and supported me with their prayers.

I love you all very much and want you all to know that I know that this is the Lord's work. God lives. He is our Loving Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus is the Christ, the Saviour and Redeemer of the World and His Atonement is Infinite in all things.

Joseph Smith is a prophet of God and the Book of Mormon is the word of God.

As Paul said long of old:
"I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course."

Now I must go home and keep the faith.

Take care and God bless you all!

Love yous all,

Elder Tarbet
The Wolverine of the Lord's Holy Army

Scotland/Ireland Mission Song:

"Our misison in life is to bring to the Lord
souls that are precious to preach his word.
From Dublin and Lim'ric Galway Belfast
Donegal to all the emerald isle.
For miles and miles o'er land and see,
teach the gospel truth to those who believe

Till the work is done, united we will be as one
Royal strong and true - till the saviour says the work is done.

We thank God for His spirit that carries us forth
to share all the love that has in store for the highlands 
and islands and all in between
Edinburgh Glasgow Dundee Aberdeen
For miles and miles o'er land and see,
teach the gospel truth to those who believe

Till the work is done, united we will be as one
Royal strong and true - till the saviour says the work is done.

Like Nephi of old we will go and be true
For we pray each day
He'll prepare the way to accomplish all he asks us to do

Till the work is done united we will be as one
Strong and true till the Saviour says the work is done"
Written by Marwenna Diame
(See  Deseretnews:


Monday, June 20, 2016

All You Can Do Is Bring The Spirit...

Heya everyone!

So this week was a little disappointing in the fact that Jade dropped us on account of not being willing, at this time, to live according to Church standards.

We're still on good terms with her though and she said she might try again in the future but at the present time she's not ready.

We also had our friend Panos send us an interesting message that went along the lines of "Sorry haven't gotten back to you had a bad week. Leaving the country tonight, thanks for the book!"..... nuff said "something" hit the fan for him in some way or another.

We spent some time in Dublin this week with blitzing the area and also for zone interview training.

Met with some new people, a nice guy named Shane who had a car crash which lead him to believe God is there. He gave the closing prayer at the end and it was a very sincere humble prayer!

Met with a guy named Khan and his brother and co-worker in their store and taught a little about the Restoration but they are Muslim in the middle of doing their Ramadan fasting at the moment.

We met with a guy named Andrew right before church yesterday and invited him to be baptized in the lesson because he was feeling the Spirit but he wouldn't accept a date but hey all you can do is bring the Spirit unto them and invite.

That's it for this week take care!

Love yous all,

Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

PS. Forgot to mention we tried getting in contact with Hussain this last week because he was supposed to come back on Wed and we were told he is still in London and wont be back for awhile. All we know at the moment :(


Received a very welcome surprise on Tuesday, July 14, 2016 from members visiting Dublin from Utah:


Also a big thank you to Sister Samantha Gorman for sharing pictures on Sunday, Father's Day. Her kindness and thoughtfulness in helping these two choice Elders be apart of Father's Day for their dads was and is greatly appreciated.



Father's Day in Ireland

Father's Day in Ireland is celebrated on the third Sunday of June, the same day when several other countries observe it. The celebrations in Ireland too are somewhat on the same line as it is celebrated in other parts of the world. It is seen as an opportunity for the people to honor their father and express love, affection and gratitude for them. Like in many other countries, people indulge their father by presenting them with loads of gifts and allowing them a day of fun, joy and rest. The grownups take their fathers out for dinner or lunch; take them to their favorite sporting events and so on. It is seen as a day to give all the happiness and comfort to fathers, by giving them the opportunity to fulfill all their small dreams on this day. It is a day also to convey this message to their fathers that how much they respect and appreciate them, and how much they are lucky and thankful to have them as their father. It is a day of sharing love, affection and thankfulness in Ireland.