Monday, November 30, 2015

A Pretty Good Week, and Turned 21!


Heya everyone so its been a pretty good week.

Biggest things that have happened is that Elizabeth will be getting baptized on December 5th (this Saturday) so keep that in your prayers.

We got two SR's this week (self referals) one of them we hope to meet with tomorrow who’s name is Gavin and the other one is Kate.

We met Kate and asked what it was that she was requesting for the visit and she said she wanted a spirit cast out of her home.

Needless to say we did it even though we didn’t feel anything bad in the home (because it’s not the first time I’ve had to cast a spirit out).

The following day we went back over and taught the Restoration.
 
On Saturday we had a member named Anne from over in Livingston take us out to eat and later that same day we had a lesson with Elizabeth.

We got interrupted halfway through from a friend of hers barging in saying "Amazing Grace" was in the house (she was drunk....)

Well I was keeping her occupied while E. Gullion talked about her baptism interview with her when Amazing Grace found out it was my Birthday and proceeded to give me a big hug and kiss (I couldnt get away I was helpless from me sitting and teaching on the ground from lack of seats). So that was one present I could have done without. 

On Sunday we got another new investigator named Andy who is a nice guy that we met the previous day while chapping. He knows one of the members in the branch.

Elder Kinville got a message to me that Annette went to church for the first time and brought her daughter Abbie along! I was so happy!

Some answers to  your questions:

The tie I had on was a MacGregor tie that I found so it looks similar but it isn’t the same as the one you sent me.

The meal I had was Haggis and Mash.

We didn’t meet with Leslie last week and we’ve gotten to meet a couple of the members. Most of the members are older.

Elder Gullion comes from California and lives near Sacramento.

Anyways love you all and God bless!



Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

Birthday pictures provided by Anne. 
Thank you so much Anne for going above and beyond to help celebrate his 21st.
We love you!
 





Enjoy! Haggis and Mash
 
Happy 21st!


Monday, November 23, 2015

Well Lo and Behold--In Hawick!

Heya everyone,

So just been busy still at work here.

So this week we had a huge meeting up in Dundee that lasted like the whole day so we had a great time road tripping most of the day, ha ha.

We met with Mark and Elizabeth again this week and Elizabeth came to church yesterday so that was really good.

We got a new investigator named Leslie who we are meeting again with tonight and she's really nice and has a great belief in God.

Had an interesting experience happen to us this week.

While in Hawick we were talking to people on the street and met this guy named George.

Well George is an Atheist and doesn't care about God at all and was asking us to prove that he was there.

Well suffice to say he wouldn't let us speak and was just swearing a storm at us and when I was trying to bear my testimony he would say that I don't know that God is there.

I get really fired up when people tell me what I do or don't believe, so we left him and proceeded to go chap some doors.

Well lo and behold we chapped right into him which did not go well.

He was really mad at us and swearing up a storm saying for us to stop begging for money and leave.

As we were leaving I was trying to just say bye and be kind and gave him a smile and when I did he and his friend were threatening to come over and punch me.

Well good news for them they didn't and I kept my mouth shut otherwise we might have had a missionary on the news.

I was about to tell him to go ahead and try but the Spirit quickly told me to be quiet so I followed promptly.

So yea got to continue to learn patience and keep calm.

Take care and God Bless!

Love Yous,


Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

HAWICK, SCOTLAND

Frequent winner of national floral awards, Hawick is the largest of the Border towns and internationally famous for fine quality knitwear.
Hawick has a long and colorful history which can be traced back to the 12th century, when King David I granted land to a Norman family, the Lovels. Today Hawick is part of the TextileTrail and the major center for the industry in the Scottish Borders. The town therefore has many shops with a large selection of knitwear and cashmere.
Attractions include the Borders Textile Towerhouse in which the heritage of Scotland's premier textile manufacturing region is presented within a restored 16th-century tower house. Wilton Lodge Park, on the wooded banks of the River Teviot, has 107 acres of riverside and tree-lined walks, and a walled garden. The Hawick Museum and Scott Gallery detail the town's history and provide a venue for visiting exhibitions.
'The Horse' at the end of the High Street commemorates the victory of local youths over English invaders at nearby Hornshole in 1514. During the skirmish, the Abbot's banner was taken and triumphantly carried back to Hawick. One of the oldest Border Common Ridings, held in early summer, honours this event where 'The Horse' becomes the centrepiece for this symbolic festival. Other events in the town include the Summer Festival and the Hawick Reivers Festival.

Text downloaded from http://www.visitscotland.com/en-us/info/towns-villages/hawick-p24233



 Hawick Townhall


Hawick Common Riding
Picture downloaded from Google

Elder Kinville, Elder Gullion, Elder Tarbet and Elder Roylance

Monday, November 16, 2015

Transfer to Galashiels (5th Area), Just A Hop and A Skip Down the Road


Heya everyone, 

So I've been in Galashiels for about 5 days now and it's been pretty good. 

We have a car in the area because the area is pretty big but I don't know our address yet. 

We're within 5 min drive of the church and into town and my comp is great. 

Like I said before he served in Portadown and was trained by my 2nd comp.

Got drenched from Thursday on from the weather just pouring down, (the effects from Storm Abigail) winter is on its way. :( 

We've met with some of the investigators here in the area. 

One whose name is Elizabeth, who has a baptism date for the 5th of December. 

We also have been working with a guy named Mark who is the partner of a LA (Less Active)and we went over receiving answers to prayers and praying with real intent. 

Met with him again last night and he said he took to heart what we talked about with praying with real intent and so is really trying we think to get an answer. 

The branch here is quite small. Only 11 or so people at church but still very nice branch. 

We're just hard at work looking for more people. 

Take care!

Love Yous,

 

Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)


 Sad Faces Before Transfer
Thank you Anne Harrison!

Elder Roylance, Elder Guillion, Elder Tarbet and Elder Kinville
Transfers Wednesday, November 11, 2015




 Arial view of Galashiels Branch from Google Earth

Monday, November 9, 2015

Exciting News!

THIS POST IS FROM ELDER TARBET'S MOM:

Elder Tarbet's first area was in Portadown, Northern Ireland, Belfast Zone.

The first person he taught, and challenged to be baptized was Louise.

On the evening of Louise's Baptism
Elder Tarbet, Louise and Elder Cavallaro
October 8, 2014

Now one year and almost one month later
Some very exciting news received on Friday November 6th, 2015 
 
 Congratulations Louise on your mission call!
The people of Australia Sydney North Mission are very lucky!



"Dear Sister Dorman,

You are hereby called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. You are assigned to labour in the Australia Sydney North Mission. It is anticipated you will serve for a period of 18 months.


You should report to the Provo Missionary Training Centre February 23rd 2016. "





video

Louise: "So excited for this amazing opportunity to share the Gospel! I have been truly blessed in having it in my life, and I cannot wait to fall in love with this wonderful place!"

Louise, we can't wait to follow all your marvelous adventures of your mission serving among the people of the Sydney North Mission. You truly are an inspiration.

 

Transfer Calls, On the Move Again But Not Too Far!


Heya everyone,

So got's some news. 

So we got moves call and I'm being transferred to Galashiels, Scotland. I'll still be in the same district though. 

My companion is Elder Gullion who was trained by Elder Lewis my second comp so that will be interesting. 

To be honest I have mixed feelings about the whole thing because I've been growing to love the Dalkeith members and the people we work with. 

Keith and his family came out to church yesterday and last week we got Annette a date for the 19th of December. 

We taught her the Stop Smoking program which she was struggling with all the way up until Sunday morning where she said she woke up feeling like a dark cloud was lifted from her mind. 

The night before she wasn't sure if she was going to continue. 

Goes to show that as we persist through out trials given to us we will receive God's grace through the Atonement when we need it most, "after all we can do". 

We got a new investigator, Gary the Church of Scotland Mason. Sadly won't be teaching him anytime soon now :( 

Also had Guy Fawkes night you know celebrating fireworks kinda like in V for Vendetta if any of yous have seen the movie. 

Didn't do much for that just heard lots of squibs (fireworks) as they call it here. 

Also got my kilt this past week with the rest of the gettup. 

 

The shirt is called a Ghetti shirt, something that William Wallace kinda wore. 

The tartan is Hunting MacGregor which is my Clan through my moms side.

Oh forgot to mention this week that we also chapped in a "No Cold Caller zone" but we just found out today that it doesn't affect us but at the time we didn't know, escpecially since a guy threatened to call the police. We kept chapping anyway because Christ has more prevalence over men for me haha! 

Take care and God bless!

Love,


Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)


 We need to be on "Higher Ground" if we're going to find those investigators!











Pictures taken in the grounds of Dalkeith Palace/Castle

 

Monday, November 2, 2015

A Miracle Week!




Heya everyone,

So this week was pretty good.

Met with Annette and Maxine this week while on exchanges with my DL (District Leader) Elder Crowe (for those who don't know he’s one of the singers in the Mormon band Beyond 5.)

We were going to talk to them about some solutions we had come with for them to come up to church but for the most part me and E. Kinville both had no clue how to help, it’s all in the Lords hands.

Well as soon as I brought up church they broke into smiles and said they found a solution to the problem themselves, basically appeared in front of them. They'll be able to come out to church at the end of the month!

Absolute miracle.

Yes they celebrate Halloween out here, but we did not get to celebrate as we had to be in our flat by 6:00 PM on Halloween night.
Been finding some other potentials this week, a person named Joseph and Rhona both are Catholic but last night we ran into a really solid family.

The couple is Gary and Lora and they were excited to talk with us.

Gary even said when he saw us going around the neighbourhood he was hoping we’d knock his door.

They are Church of Scotland but are basically dry Mormons haha! (living our standards) The kicker to it all is he practices Masonry.

So we begin the week with Masonry and end it with Masonry!

Good craic!

Take care and God bless!



Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)
 Look What I Found:


 The Dalkeith Flat




 
Thank's to Jack and Anna McNeill for these pictures: