Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 23, 2015

Well the sun is actually shining today! I almost don't need a coat!

It has been such a good week. I love being on a mission! The Elders I live with are way funny so it is never boring in Grimsby. Our investigator Michael is doing great! He has decided that he is going to be baptised really soon. He just needs to have another doctor appointment before he sets a date. He has a lot of health problems, but he is a boss. I just hope I am still here! Transfers are right after conference.

Went to a village near Grimsby called Caistor on Thursday and that was just fun. Did some finding, saw a couple who is preparing to get sealed in the temple and then had tea with the bishop. His family is such a riot. So much fun. I love this place.

Well I am happy! I hope you all have a great week!

Love you!



Elder Gurney

Solar Eclipse!

Monday, March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015

Well another week has just flown by. We had interviews this week in Hull. That is like 2 hours on a bus each way. so that was thursday. The rest of the week was pretty normal.

Hey Lisa you might be interested in this. To get to Hull we have to go across 'The Humber Bridge' which apparently was the largest single span suspension bridge in the world until like 10 or 15 years ago. Maybe I will try and get a picture when I can.

We taught our 80 year old investigator, Beyral this last week. She is just super nice, and surprising willing to come to church and consider baptism, even though she has been going to her Methodist church for 72 years.


Well not a lot to update you on but I hope you have a good week!



Elder Gurney

March 9, 2015: Feelin Good!

Well we had a great week here in Grimsby! It isn't looking so grim!

Me and Elder Carrigan have been trying to work hard, but more than anything the Lord has just been merciful! We found 2 new investigators and a few other good people to work with.

One man that we got in contact with is named Jeff. He just moved down from Ireland to be a baptist minister. I don't know much about him, because Elder Carrigan taught him during an exchange, but I hear he is a boss!

I don't really know what to write about! You guys gotta start asking more questions!

I hope you guys have a good week! Love you!


Elder Gurney

Monday, March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015: The Great Grimsby is growin on me!

Well this area is just great. I love it here. We had a pretty slow week, but we got to do a lot of interesting things.

On monday we went into the middle of no where to try and contact an address of a member that the church had given us, to no avail. We road a bus for over and hour and then walked, and walked, and walked some more. I will attach a picture. Never actually found the house.

We also had a ward talent show on friday night that was really good. Lots of fun. Our skit was pretty lame, but hey, we didn't write it.

Just in general we had a lot of fun this week, not a whole lot to update you guys on though. I hope you have a great week!

Love you



Elder Gurney




February 24, 2015

Well another week in The Great Grimsby. It has been....great. It was transfer calls last night so I am going to be here with Elder Carrigan for another 6 weeks at least. Which is great. I love this district so it is going to be a lot of fun.

Well we found another new investigator this week named Lythe. He used to be taught here about 6 months or a year ago. He is a great guy so hopefully he will start progressing soon. We have had several new investigators these last few weeks, especially for this area, but we just seem to struggle getting them to progress.

My study has been really good the last couple days. Nothing all that revelatory, just built my testimony a lot. We really are led by a prophet today.

I hope you all have a great week!

Elder Gurney

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February 15, 2015

This week I am craving.....a chili dog.

Well it has been a good week. I have been like super sick (don't freak out mom) but I will survive. Usually I can kick a cold in like 2 or 3 days but this one has been hitting me for nearly a week, bad. I will probably go to the doctor soon if it doesn't go away.

But other than that we have had a fantastic week! We found a new investigator this week named Deyana. She is 22 and works as a crane engineer (she fixes cranes on the fish docks) She is a boss! She is super excited to read the book of mormon. Not much else has gone on this last week because I have been trying to rest a lot. Oh I had to teach gospel principles yesterday in church because literally no one else could. It was a great experience because I was like just healthy for those 3 hours at church and nothing else. Definitely supported by the Lord. Hopefully the lesson went alright.

I cannot believe Alex Olaussen is working at the hospital with Janna! I lived with him for 4 and a half months before he went home. I never was his companion but I would have loved to be. One of my favorite missionaries!

Well I hope you all of a good week! I will attach some pictures because I have been so bad at sending them lately.

Love you!!
Elder Gurney



February 9, 2015

Well the town of Great Grimsby is doing just great. It smells like fish all the time, which sucks. But it snowed! Which also sucks. English snow is just disappointing.

We went to Hull on saturday for a meeting which was exciting! Well after the 2 hour bus ride that started at 7 am. It was weird to be in such a big town again!

It isn't a very successful place for missionary work here. I found out today that this area finds like 1 new investigator a month. thats with 2 ward and 3 teams of missionaries! But me and my companion have found 2 since we got here and are planning on changing that culture.

I am really happy. I love the missionaries I live with and I love being a missionary! I hope you have a great week!

Elder Gurney