Thursday, August 14, 2014

Elder Tarbet has his first assignment!

Dear Brother and Sister Tarbet ,
Just a brief e-mail to let you know that your missionary, Elder Tarbet, arrived safely in Scotland from the Preston, England Missionary Training Center.  Upon arriving he had the opportunity to climb Arthur's Seat where he committed to serve the Lord, similar to what Orson Pratt, an Apostle of the Lord did in 1840.
His trainer is Elder Cavallaro , and they are laboring in  Portadown (Portadown Ward).
On Monday you can expect an e-mail which will provide you with more information about his companion and area.
Thank you for all that you have done to prepare Elder Tarbet to serve the Lord for the next two years.
Alan H. Brown, PresidentScotland/Ireland Mission


Travel from Edinburgh, Scotland to Portadown, North Ireland
A journey of 216.3 Miles

Overlooking the great city of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a natural feature known as Arthur's Seat. It is the peak of several small, rocky crags and hills found in what is now Holyrood Park. Its name derives from a connection with the legendary King Arthur. While presiding over the missionary work in Scotland, Elder Orson Pratt first arrived in Edinburgh in May 1840. He ascended Arthur's Seat multiple times. From there, he dedicated Scotland for the preaching of the gospel and prayed to the Lord that he might find 200 souls who would accept his message while he was laboring in Scotland. He was blessed to see that goal realized before leaving the country. Because of that, local Latter-day Saints have sometimes referred to Arthur's Seat as Pratt's Hill.

Looking back at Arthur's Seat (Pratt's Hill)

Standing on Pratt's Hill

The New Arrivals

Photos from Michelle Mountford Martin posted on the Internet

New Arrivals and Trainers, with President and Sister Brown

Welcome to the Scotland/Ireland Mission

On the boat to my first area in Portadown, Northern Ireland

Photos from Michelle Mountford Martin posted on the Internet

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