Monday, July 13, 2015

A Guy Who Thinks God Lives On Jupiter!

Heya everyone,

So got my son from the mission home and his name is Elder Tullis. He actually knows Elder Beckstrand personally, they are good friends. 

We have just been doing lots of finding this week trying to get some new investigators. We got a message from that Mark guy asking if he could talk to us about the BOM and I was debating whether or not to but my greenie was like let's just go see him so we did. 

He wasnt interested at all and didn't even have the book. 

He did have lots of joints around the flat and 2 massive bags of crack on the table though so we left. 

Hey had to give my greenie a great story for his first house he's let into, haha. 

So we have to take a bus to the church which takes about 10-12 min. 

Elder Ward is the new District Leader in Pollock. 

And yea I got to hike Pratt's hill again.

Well not much else happened besides a guy we talked to say that he thinks that God lives on Jupiter. 

Take care!

Love ya,

Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

Arthur’s Seat

Image downloaded from the Internet 
 The hill rises about 823 feet above the city.

On May 3, 1840, Orson Pratt arrived in Scotland as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He organized the first Scottish branch of the Church in Paisley. Then, after laboring in several other cities, Elder Pratt made his way to Edinburgh, where he found it very difficult to get the people to listen to the message of the restored gospel. 

Sometimes when things seemed difficult, he would climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat. On top of Arthur’s Seat, Elder Pratt prayed that the people would be receptive to the gospel. He then went down into the city and preached for endless hours, trying to establish the gospel in the city of Edinburgh.

In one of his prayers, Elder Pratt pleaded with the Lord to help him find two hundred converts. After working very hard for ten months, Elder Pratt left Edinburgh having seen more than two hundred people enter into the covenant of baptism. 

On New Year’s Day, 1976, a mission president named Derek A. Cuthbert of the Scotland Edinburgh Mission climbed the same hill, for the same purpose. He, together with a group of missionaries, rededicated themselves for missionary work and asked the Lord for three hundred men to strengthen the Church there. Again, the Lord responded; before the end of President Cuthbert’s mission, almost exactly that many new brethren were baptized in the Scotland Edinburgh Mission. 
Since then new missionaries arriving in Scotland climb the hill and set goals for themselves and for their work during the next 18-24 months. When the are ready to go at the end of their mission, they climb the hill one more time to reflect on what they have accomplished.
A tradition was born and Arthur's seat is now known as "Pratt's Hill" among the missionaries and Scottish Saints.

New Missionaries to the SIM on Pratts Hill July 8, 2015 
Elder Tullis next to last on the right

Elder Tarbet Back Row Far Right

Travelling on the Bus
Elder Tarbet Fourth Row Back on the Right

 Elder Tarbet on Pratt's Hill Eleven Months ago!

 Elder Cluster, Elder Tullis and Elder Searle at the Aiport
Elder Tullis is from Centerville, Utah

Recent comment by a member:

I met Elder Tarbet just over a week ago - had an interesting chat about the Isle of Man, Wolverine and motorbikes. All because of the initials TT.

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