Monday, April 25, 2016

Good News, Bad News - No a Hernia, But a Relapsed Appendicitis!

Hiya everyone,

So this week I got good news, bad news, more good news and more bad news haha.

First good news.

I don't have a hernia!

Bad news is that I went to the GP to get it checked out and the doctor said I possibly have a relapsed appendicitis.

So the other good news, because its relapsed it means I'm not dead or dying just yet haha!

Bad news, if I push myself too hard it could burst or get back to being worse.

So they got me on some antibiotics and I hopefully will be getting scanned later this week or find out results from blood tests they took.

This week was kinda slow because we lost our car as well so we've been walking a lot because I can't bike too much.

We got to teach our most promising investigator Hussain who we are just waiting for him to get a visa to be baptized because he is a Muslim refugee wanting to convert.

We taught another person named Omar but he was more about trying to convert us to Muslim.

On Tuesday went on exchange/blitz in Dublin which was lots of fun being able to GQ people all day in the big city.

Not much else happened this week anyways love you all take care!


Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)
PS for Mom: By the way the doctors said at the moment don't need surgery so don't worry I'm fine :)

NOTES FROM MOM: Growing up I spent every summer visiting family in Dublin before heading down to Kerry to visit with grandparents. My Aunt's house was located in Harcourt Terrace, in the Georgian Quarter, not far from St. Stephens Green. We could walk through the "Green" down to Grafton Street and be in the center of the City in a very short time.

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland. Dublin is in the province of Leinster on Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has an urban area population of 1,273,069. The population of the Greater Dublin Area, as of 2011, was 1,801,040 persons.

Founded as a Viking settlement, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland's principal city following the Norman invasion. The city expanded rapidly from the 17th century and was briefly the second largest city in the British Empire before the Acts of Union in 1800. Following the partition of Ireland in 1922, Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State, later renamed Ireland.

Dublin city is divided in two between the Northside and the Southside by the Liffey River. It is also divided into several quarters or districts.

Medieval Quarter
This is the oldest part of the city, which includes Dublin Castle, Christ Church and St Patrick's Cathedral along with the old city walls. It was part of the Dubh Linn settlement, this area became the home for the Vikings in Dublin.

Georgian Quarter
Dublin is renowned for its Georgian architecture. It boasts some of the world's finest Georgian buildings. It starts at St Stephen's Green and Trinity College up to the canal. Merrion Square, Saint Stephen's Green and Fitzwilliam Square are examples of this style of architecture.

Docklands Quarter
This area is Dublin Docklands which includes "Silicon Docks", Dublin's Tech Quarter located in the Grand Canal Dock area. Global giants such as Google, Facebook, Accenture and Twitter are based there. It used to be a derelict part of the city, but has undergone revitalization with the development of offices and apartments.

Cultural Quarter
Temple Bar is at the heart of Dublin's social and cultural life. It was once derelict but was then revitalized in the 1990s.

Creative Quarter
It is the newest district, created in 2012. It covers the area from South William Street to George's Street, and from Lower Stephen's Street to Exchequer Street. It’s a hub of design, creativity and innovation.

Dublin is administered by a City Council. The city is listed by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) as a global city, with a ranking of "Alpha-", placing it among the top thirty cities in the world. It is a historical and contemporary centre for education, the arts, administration, economy and industry.

Dublin – The River Livey

Grafton Street, Dublin

Dublin's most famous shopping street is the pedestrianized Grafton Street, which runs between St. Stephen's Green and Trinity College. It is the city's principal shopping area, and is also famous for its buskers.

St. Stephen's Green

Arch entrance into St. Stephen's Green

Harcourt Terrace – Image from Google Maps
Harcourt Terrace Houses, Where my Aunt and her family lived.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dundalk, New Area, New Companion- Great and Crazy Week!

Hiya everyone!

So this week we had moves day!

So travel was we took a bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow and then to the ferry in Stranraer. Then took the ferry to Belfast then a bus to Dublin and then a train to my area. 

Got to my new area and my new comp is Elder Corcran from Las Vegas, Nevada.

I've gotten to know a little bit of the area but still learning. Its bigger than Galashiels and Dalkeith so more people to talk to.😊

We have 5 people with a date here and the finding is pretty good here compared to my last 2 areas what with being able to actually GQ and talk to people.

We got some new investigators in the week, one whose name was Shane and the other one's name Peter that we both found this week.

Really the only crazy story that happened was yesterday.

So Saturday morning we went to a pitch for E. Corcran to practice and I was trying to do a cardio workout to get in shape.

Well I kinda pushed myself a little to hard to where yesterday I had some pain in the lower right of my abdomen.

As the day progressed it grew more and more painful to the point where we went to President Nesbitt's home for me to get a blessing (the Branch President).

After the blessing we thought we should take me to the hospital in case I had appendicitis.

We got to the hospital at 8:30 and waited in the waiting room till 3:30 the next morning!

Well got in and they kept me over night just to make sure if I had premature appendicitis.

This morning I got out and they said I don't have it but I most likely have a hernia so happy days for me !😞

If its not too much to ask please keep me in your prayers that I will get it resolved quickly.

Anyhows that's it for this week, pretty crazy eh!

Anyhow love yous all and take care!


Elder Tarbet Wolverine (injured...)



I heard from some members that Elder Tarbet spoke at Church on Sunday Morning. Thank you to the members for their very kind words. 💞

 Dundalk Branch Chapel
Images downloaded from Google



Monday, April 11, 2016

Transfers, Last Area - Returning to Ireland, My Final Area is Dundalk!

Hiya everyone! 

So this week got big news. We got our moves call and we are being white washed (note to everyone we saw it coming though ha). 

Elder Roylance is going to Lochee Dundee and my final resting place shall be..... DUNDALK IRELAND!!! 

Dundalk Prominade

Going to die back in Ireland not to far an area away from my birthplace. SO EXCITED!!!

In other news Kate got baptized this weekend which is fantastic news to hear for the elders there and the Gala branch! First baptism the branch has had in about 8 years!!!

Kate with the Galashiels Elders on her baptism April 9, 2016,
Elder Sheppard, Kate and Elder Fisher

On Sunday we got to teach Lilly the Restoration and she loved it and she said she would get baptized when she gets an answer which I know she will.

Other than that we went and helped our Zone Leader do some finding because he has been companion less with his comp being a new Assistant to the President so we got to do some finding in Edinburgh. It was fun while we were GQing that it started to just dump down rain and hail haha! 

Anyhow love you all, take care and  Slán !


Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

PS: My new comp will be an Elder Corcran

Elder Sheppard, Elder Fisher, Elder Roylance, Sister Fecherer and Sister Plumber
Elder Tarbet
Last District Meeting before Transfers

Monday, April 4, 2016

Follow-Up from Easter and Kate is Getting Baptized!

Heya everyone,

Sorry missed you all last week, gotta love Monday holidays when they close down the library.

So to give a quick cap of what you missed out on hearing the previous week it was Easter week and we had to do an initiative given to us form Elder Kearon of the Area 70 where we went and put some door banners that had the Easter initiative video website on them to try and get people to watch it.

In answer to Mom's question, we just chapped on Easter Sunday because our meal appointment got canceled so we went and finished the neighbourhood we did the initiative in.

Then the next day Wednesday rechap and ask to go in and show people the video. Result=jack squat. But hey gotta follow orders and try to have faith.

We chapped into a guy who only had his shirt on, and he was an old man so 2) explanations why he came to the door half naked 1) forgot to get dressed and well the second one I won't say my thoughts on.

Havent met with Kevin or Wayne and Lilly wasn't able to come to church. 

This week we weren't able to see Lee because she had something with family come up but on the bright side I got to go back down to Galashiels and give my old investigator Kate her baptism interview!

She passed and I can honestly say she is not the same person that I met when I was there, the Gospel really changes people for the better that I know to be true. She is getting baptized this weekend so pumped for the elders and her!

Otherwise just been chapping which consists of getting mistaken for JW's all the time, meeting blazed up people (I asked a guy we met if he wanted to get high on the Spirit of God because he answered the door saying he was high from smoking weed and not interested haha), and got called delusional by atheists. Normal weeks work.

Conference was great and we got to watch a session with Jack and Anna as well as watch the Sunday Morning Session with Annette and they were all great as usual, a spiritual feast!

We missed the Saturday morning session so we'll try to watch that one and the Sunday Afternoon.

Moves call this week.  Just letting you know I think I am moving. I feel like my work is done here/the reason why I came back but we'll see :) So I'll let you all know next week what happens.

God Bless you all, take care!

Love yous all,

Elder Tarbet (Wolverine)

PS: Ah I love all those people that you got pics with! I hope you told them all I was asking for them and send my regards!

The pictures that Mom sent to Elder Tarbet
Scotland/Ireland Mission Reunion
Held at the Olympus Stake Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
on April 1, 2016

Some Pictures received our dear friend Anne take on Easter Saturday, March 26, 2016:


A very contemplative Elder T!
Some quotes from Conference Weekend 4-2-16/4-3-16:

Priesthood Session, April 2, 2106