Well, it's been another week. I just read through my last letter to give myself a starting point for this one, and I feel like I kind of exhausted my experiences in that one, ha :) So, this will just be a check in letter, really.
This week the mission did something called "Consecration Week." Basically, every area in the mission was expected to find (which means street contact, knock, etc.) for at least four hours a day. Not a huge amount, but sometimes a bit more than you would do with a good teaching pool. It was interesting to see our Zone balance their online work with fitting in area appointments and finding. It was a miracle to see the diligence of the mission obviously improve. Everyone found new people to teach, and happy missionaries are missionaries who teach people. "Nothing happens in missionary work until you find someone to teach" (Preach My Gospel).
"MoTrav", the nickname for our traveling Visitors' Centre fireside, is up and coming in a week :) Sister Walmsley has been drilling us all with practices and singing exercises. Should be good, hopefully the Stakes get a good turnout. The dates and places have been nailed down, and we'll be traveling to Wandsworth (in London), Reading, and Brighton (down on the coast). It's gonna be great!
Our investigators have seemingly all gone on short trips this week (understandable, seeing as it's half term and a lot of them have kids or grand kids). So, I'll let you know more about how they are doing next week.
In the office, we're in the middle of putting together some unusual travel plans, because there is a mission-wide Temple trip coming up for Christmas. We're getting everyone to East Grinstead in four groups, with four sessions, and four dinners with the President. I wonder if he eats at each one?...ha, probably not. Also, we're putting together this awesome book known in the mission as "facebook." It's literally a book with pictures of everyone in the mission in it. We give it out for Christmas each year. So, every time there's a transfer and you don't recognize the name of your new companion, you go and look them up in the "facebook" :)
Also, I think I promised to send you a final copy of the "Harvester", and we just finished it for this month, so it's attached.
Well, that's really all I've got for this week. It's been eventful and filled with the Spirit. I love missionary work, and I've found that I always will.
P.S. In answer to your question about the package, no, I didn't get a book. Sorry.