Happy New Year, everyone!
The holiday season is over, and things are finally returning back to normal :) The kids are back at school, parents back at work, libraries are open (so we can finally email again) and missionary work goes back into full swing, unaffected!
Things were pretty quiet this week in Peterlee. The district is doing well (I know I don't talk about them as much as I should) We had another district meeting this past week, where we learned about utilizing where our testimony is strongest and testifying boldly to our investigators within that aspect so that the spirit can witness to them what is really true. After that, we identified (privately) where our testimonies were weakest, and committed ourselves to strengthen that aspect of our lives within the next week. This proved to be quite useful, as analyzing ourselves on a regular basis helps to accelerate growth.
For this following weekend, we are trying to plan out a baptism that will take place within the north sea. Yes, we know its in the middle of January, and yes, we know we are in North East England, which isn't known for its warm winter weather. But our prospective convert, named Honour, has stated her desire to be baptised in the sea very strongly, and we are willing to work with that. (I'm not bothered either way, I'm not the one who's going to be in the water ha ha) if it does work out, I'm excited to see quite a unique baptism, one that I haven't seen since my own (when I was baptised by my brother Peter on the Florida coast) which should be a great experience. If it doesn't work out, however, that's no problem as well, we'll just have the baptism in the neighboring church, since our font is still in the process of being repaired.
Not much else to report on for this week's email... But don't worry! You can bet that with things back to normal, we'll be having miracles left and right and there will be some great pics!
Elder Gabriel G. Spencer
PS Some more pics from last P-Day.
First Pic: The coast of England! Me and Elder Smith
Second Pic: No way! A Panda Express in England??? (Sorry folks, not the same Panda, just same colours and logo)