James Smith is "teaching me how to cook". He is a YSA. So pictured here are six missionaries, plus three YSAs. We are having lasagna. James is in black. We are taking the picture and this is our dining room.
We went to Alnwick (pronounced Anick) for a couples specialized training session. There are seven couples including us plus the mission president and his wife.. Since the mission is so big, we had to stay overnight. in a bed a breakfast a short distance from this castle where the film Harry Potter was filmed (at least the outside scenes). The inside scenes were filmed in another place. This castle is inhabited for six months of the year. The family who owns the castle and most of the land for miles around is the Duke of Northumberland. We had meetings where we each shared our successes, and were instructed by President and Sister Lindley. Incredible days!
While we were at Alnwick, President Lindley taught Elder Olson how to fly on the Nimbus 2000. We saw Harry Potter and Hagrid. Here are a few pictures.
This is the Holy Island - almost to Scotland.
Note the blue sky and water (The North Sea). We don't have blue water in Hull where we live.
This is the Bambourgh Castle.
These are some of our favorite people - Danny Cooper and Steph. Danny acts like a member and will be baptized soon. Steph is a member and is starting to come back to church. We went out to dinner last Friday night to celebrate!