Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Week of Miracles!!

**All photo credits go to 2 friends that visited Ireland and Scotland this past week.  Thank you Julia and Rebecca!!"

Mission home in Edinburgh  Megan loves spending time here.  This is the first picture we've seen.
 Wow, I honestly can't believe it, we're over halfway through September! Craziness...It's flown.
Our friend Stephen got baptized this week!! WOOOO!! It was such a great experience, he was sooooo happy! I love seeing the change in people's lives as they come to realize they are children of God. People raise their head a little higher, smile a little bigger, and have a lot more hope for the future. It's great!
Thanks for the photo-Julia!  So glad you got to visit with Meg!
It was nice to catch up with Julia this week! She was visiting Ireland on a study abroad, so we met up for some classic Seattle Starbucks. The Starbucks in Dublin is actually the only place open 24 hours in the whole city.   Julia is awesome, it was so nice to hear about her baptism and share with her what we get to do out here as missionaries. 

We spent Tuesday in Bray, a tiny coastal town near Dublin. It's beautiful there!!

We have a friend named Boon from Thailand, and he's probably getting baptized a week from today! He's struggling to get off work to be able to come to church, but we are praying that it all works out :)

We had exchanges this week, I got to be with Sister Lehtimaki from Finland and Sister Sams! It was so nice to be able to catch up with them, I love having friends from all over the mission!

We met a girl named Alannah. She is from California, but has lived here for the past 2 years. I LOVE HER SO MUCH! Literally, she is the coolest person ever.  She came to Stephen's baptism, and felt the peace so strong. We're really tight with her and I'm excited to see what's in store!

 This next week we're driving up to Belfast and down to Limerick for exchanges. One sister is going home because of knee pain, so we're picking up her companion to be in a trio with us for a week. It's Sister Hall from Denmark, one of my besties out here :) It'll be a fun week!

Love you all, hope you have an awesome week! Thanks for all you do :)
-Sister Stapley

 **Here's a few more pictures taken at the mission home.
Office missionaries accepting the package for Megan.  Thanks for delivering the goods, Becky!!  Megan requested her big, black, fluffy sweater, Product 19 cereal, and Sour Patch Kids.  Sister Petersen and Sister Sams have goodies in there, too!
That Target bag is waiting for Megan in the mail room. She'll be in Edinburgh next week.

David O. McKay's inspiration.  "Where e'er thou art, act well they part." This sits on the lawn at the mission home.

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